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License to Chill Snow Island Coming to Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is preparing for a winter wonderland makeover that will surprise and delight local residents and travelers visiting the popular destination just outside Atlanta. Announced today, a $3.5-million investment by Safe Harbor Development LLC will include the arrival of License to Chill Snow Island and a refreshed Magical Nights of Lights display.

“We can’t wait to debut this unique, island-inspired winter wonderland at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands,” said Darby Campbell, president of Safe Harbor Development LLC. “We’re giving new meaning to ‘chill out’ with some exciting new attractions and look forward to seeing Margaritaville at Lanier Islands become a true year-round destination.”

Those looking to trade in their flip flops for snow boots this winter with a visit to License to Chill Snow Island will find a flurry of fun, with new winter-themed carnival rides, an ice-skating rink, firepit s’mores and specialty winter drinks at LandShark Landing, and a Santa Claus photo opportunity beneath the Fin Dunker. The star of the show will be an all-new snow tubing hill, the fastest in North America.

License to Chill Snow Island will be set against a backdrop of millions of twinkling holiday lights, as the 26th annual Magical Nights of Lights holiday exhibit is refreshed with a Margaritaville twist. Visitors will be transported into the Margaritaville state of mind as they wind their way through seven miles of traditional – yet unique – holiday lights.

Classic favorites like the “12 Days of Christmas” display will make their return this year, joined by 19 new displays, including the “It’s 5 o’ Clock Somewhere” clock (pictured left).

License to Chill Snow Island and Magical Nights of Lights will open November 16, 2018, through February 24, 2019.  Entrance into Magical Nights of Lights starts at $43 per vehicle. Tickets to License to Chill Snow Island begin at $24.99.

For more information on tickets and hours of operation, visit and follow Margaritaville at Lanier Islands on Facebook and Instagram.