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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, or our new Elf Story Time PJ party, and of course tickets for tubing down the ONLY snow tubing hill in Georgia at Snow Island–575 feet of high-speed fun! 


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!


New this Year! 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 lights show this year. Margaritaville's Lakeside Lights Spectacular will take you on a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza with festive seasonal music. Be among the first to experience this new light show at Lanier Islands. 


Christmas Day Brunch

Join us at Legacy Lodge for a delicious brunch on Christmas Day.



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. Fees apply. 

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Gather by the fireplace and listen to a story with Mrs. Claus! It is a special time for little ones to engage their imagination and celebrate the holiday spirit. Exclusively for overnight guests on Saturday Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 3:30 in the lobby of Legacy Lodge, Villas and LakeHouses.

Coke Polar Bear Visit

The warm, cuddly, beloved Coke Polar Bear will be visiting Legacy Lodge on December 19th from 8:30AM-11:00AM. He will be greetiing children and posing for pictures. This event is exclusive to overnight guests of Legacy Lodge, Villas and LakeHouses. 

2020 Holiday Activity Guide

Check out our 2020 Holiday Activity Guide for all the dates & times of our fun festive holiday activities.

  1. Holiday Activity Guide