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The twinkle of lights is often a sure sign the holiday season has arrived. In St. Louis we would drive around and look at lights throughout the city to get ourselves in the Christmas mood. Since then, Christmas lights have become an essential part of Christmas and Atlanta offers several options for seeing holiday lights besides simply driving around. At Life University in Marietta, north of Atlanta, they have their own light display called “Lights of Life” that is a lovely light display. When we first visited, it was based on donations, but now the prices varies depending on the day. During the weekends it costs $10, but during the week it cost only $5.00. There are over a million lights throughout the university campus and several different distinctive displays. Once you are finished checking out the lights you can park your car and go to the Christmas village, which includes Santa Claus, a petting zoo, train rides, small displays, pony rides, and snacks, as well as more lights! We both enjoyed slowly driving around, pointing out the light displays, and just partaking in the Christmas merriment.

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