Family in red, blue, and yellow winter coats sitting in tubes on the snow.

Snow comes to Margaritaville!

Bundle up and get ready to celebrate the season at Margaritaville with two holiday events – Lakeside Lights Spectacular and License to Chill Snow Island. Both opening November 19, these celebrations call for a good chance of snow through early 2023.

“Next to Blizzard Mountain and Snow Island’s walkable Lakeside Lights Spectacular, Margaritaville will be decked out in holiday finery for the whole family,” said Bucky Perry, vice president of operations for Islands Entertainment, which manages Margaritaville. “We’ll have snow tubing, ice skating, carnival rides and millions of sparkling lights, plus festive food and visits with Santa.”

Now in its second year, Lakeside Lights Spectacular is an elaborate holiday light display along the beach from Landshark Landing to Blizzard Mountain. Along the way, visitors can stroll through holiday light features that range from traditional displays to high-tech images and Margaritaville-themed scenes.

License to Chill Snow Island includes the destination’s snow tubing on the 575-foot-long 8-story-high Blizzard Mountain, Snowball Alley and skating at Frosty’s Ice Rink. Carnival rides fill the area with more brightly colored lights, a carousel, Ferris wheel and bumper cars.

Landshark Landing will be open for full-service dining. Glacier Café near the Snowball Alley and Blizzard Mountain will serve hamburgers and hotdogs.

“Spots for quick bites, beverages and snacks like popcorn and candied apples, have been set up throughout the area and guests can visit the firepits to make s’mores and just enjoy the spirit of the season,” Perry said. “This is one of our favorite times of the year at Margaritaville when  we can transport guests to a winter wonderland.”

Visitors are greeted at Lanier Islands by its traditional animated holiday carousel just outside the gates.

Holiday festivities begin on Saturday, November 19. Lakeside Lights Spectacular will be open until mid-January. License to Chill Snow Island will remain open through late February. Specially priced season tickets are available for purchase until November 18 at

Photos: courtesy Margaritaville-Lanier Islands