BUFORD, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Snow isn’t always a given in North Georgia, but this holiday season, families have a guaranteed opportunity to visit a true winter wonderland thanks to Margaritaville at Lanier Islands.
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is the popular lakeside spot inspired by the lyrics of crooner Jimmy Buffett — and right now, the destination is unveiling some holiday treats to the tune of a $3.5 million investment. Brand-new this year is License to Chill Snow Island, featuring an ice-skating rink, snow play areas (yes, snowball fights are allowed!), carnival rides, and a snow tubing hill that’s being billed as the fastest in North America. The long-running Magical Nights of Lights holiday exhibit also returns, bringing seven miles of lights to Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, including a new display called — in true Buffett fashion — “It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere.”
These winter-themed attractions are scheduled to run through February 24, 2019, with tickets to License to Chill Snow Island starting at $24.99 and entrance to Magical Nights of Lights at $43 per vehicle.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken heard the words “snow tubing” and immediately made plans to spend the morning at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Click the video player above to check out his wintry adventure!