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In addition to our breathtaking views, miles of walking trails and lakeside golf course, we offer these spectacular winter and Christmas themed activities. Day guests can enjoy Snow Island snow tubing, ice skating and carnival rides, or perhaps tickets to Margaritaville's Lakeside Lights Spectacular--a new walking holiday light show set to music. Join us for Christmas Day Brunch or rent a Resort Cart for a Holiday themed Scavenger Hunt. 


License to Chill Snow Island

Rides, slides and so much more! Experience the thrills and chills of zooming down the 575 foot Parrot Mountain... the longest, fastest and ONLY Snow Tubing slide in Georgia. Lace up some ice skates and spend time in the rink skating to your favorite holiday tunes. Buckle up for some excitement on one of our many carnival rides--from upside down flips and twirls to bumper cars and kiddie rides. Or hunker down in the snow play area for the ultimate snowball fight or have fun making snow angels. Fresh snow is blown daily!


Margaritaville's Lakeside Lights Spectacular

It wouldn't be the holidays at Lanier Islands with out a dazzling display of holiday lights. Our partners at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands have reinvented the Christmas light show. Margaritaville's Lakeside Lights Spectacular will take you on a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza with festive seasonal music. 


*SOLD OUT* Christmas Day Brunch

Join us at Legacy Lodge for a delicious brunch on Christmas Day. Indulge in favorites like Deep Fried Turkey Breast, Cinnamon Roll French Toast and Made-to-Order Omelets. 

Sunday December 25, 11AM-3PM

Adults $48, Seniors $39, Children $19. Ages 5 and Under Free

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Reindeer Dash Scavenger Hunt

Explore the Islands cruising on a deluxe resort cart to complete the hunt!


Build a Gingerbread House

Little ones will be excited this year to build & decorate their very own Gingerbread House to take home and show off all winter long. We provide the ginger bread house and all the icing and candy to create with. Santa's elves will be on hand to assist. Fees apply.

Holiday Crafts

Bring the kiddos to Legacy Lodge to enjoy holiday craft. They will have fun learning new skills and showing off their creativity. The projects are yours to take home. 

Coke Polar Bear Visit

The warm, cuddly, beloved Coke Polar Bear will be visiting Legacy Lodge. He will be greetiing children and posing for pictures. This event is exclusive to overnight guests of Legacy Lodge, Villas and LakeHouses. 

December 17, 2022. 8:30AM-11:00AM


Lakeside fun is year-round at Lanier Islands in Buford, GA. Join us this holiday season for Christmas activities that are good, clean, fun for everyone. Whether you are here for the day or planning a weekend away... Lanier Islands has activities that will be sure to please the whole family. Overnight guests can enjoy our Breakfast and Santa Buffet that includes a visit with Santa, a tuck in with Santa's favorit elves, and of course tickets for tubing down the ONLY snow tubing hill in Georgia at Snow Island–575 feet of high-speed fun! 

Everything but Coal

Santa, Elves, Snow, & a cozy nights stay!

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One of our most popular packages is back this year with something NEW! Now enjoy $50 to play at our newest entertainment venue, Game Changer. Race down the snow hill with your included passes, enjoy unlimited ice skating then rest easy in your Lodge room complete with an Elf Tuck-In. Wake the next morning to the best buffet breakfast with a special one-on-one visit with Santa!

This Package Includes: 

  • Four Snow Island Passes
  • $50 Game Changer Play Card
  • Breakfast Buffet and Visit with Santa for 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Elf Tuck-In with a Holiday Story and Cookies and Milk for 2
  • Keepsake Book and Canvas Bag
  • A Bag of Reindeer Magic
  • Deluxe Accommodations

Elf Tuck-Ins and Breakfast and Santa, are for overnight guests only and by appointment only. After you book your stay, please call us at 770-945-8787 to secure your reservations for Elf Tuck-Ins, and Breakfast and Santa. 

Snow Island passes allow unlimited rides on Parrot Mountain, Ice Skating and all carnival rides at Snow Island, but do not include the Margaritaville Lakeside Lights Spectacular walking light displays.

Santa’s Sleigh-cation: A Magical Getaway

This Holiday Package is Fun for the Whole Family!

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Get ready for a magical getaway to Lanier Islands. The kiddos will enjoy an Elf Tuck-In by Santa's favorite Elf followed by a buffet breakfast the next morning with Santa himself.

This Package Includes:

  • Luxurious Overnight Accommodations
  • A Special Bedtime Holiday Story and tuck-in by one of Santa's Elves
  • Cookies and Milk for 2
  • A Keepsake Book and Canvas Bag
  • Buffet breakfast for four in Sidney's
  • A Bag of Reindeer Magic

Once you have booked your reservation onine, please call 770-945-8787 to secure your Elf Tuck-In Time. Package incudes Tuck In for up to 2 children. Additional children can be added for $25 each. 

I Love You Snow Much Package

Couples That Play Together Stay Together

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Glide into winter with this adventurous & romantic getaway for 2. It's perfect for the couple who loves ice skating, snow tubing & carnival rides followed by a romantic overnight stay in our Lodge. Book now to create unforgettable memories in a winter wonderland!


This package includes:

  • Luxurious Accommodations
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries (In-Room)
  • Champagne (In-Room)
  • 2 Passes to Snow Island
  • 24 Hr Resort Cart Rental
  • Access to Heated Pool at Lodge
  • Breakfast Buffet for 2 at Sidney's

Please note - Snow Island is open Saturday and Sunday only.