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Snow forecast for Lake Lanier
Lakeside resort promises flurry of activity
A father launches his son off one of the snow slides last year at Lanier Islands resort in Buford.


When: Nov. 21-Dec. 31

Where: Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Cost: $19.99-$34.99

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In order to bring the sights of the Great White North to the Deep South for travelers and local families alike, Lanier Islands will debut its SnowWorld this winter.

As the name might suggest, SnowWorld is all about snow. Held in conjunction with Lanier Islands Christmas featuring a newly reimagined holiday light show, SnowWorld will offer five speed slides featuring slick icy surfaces in place of water, a snowy 13-lane tube slide, four snow play zones, ice skating at the Polar rink and several family-friendly eateries. Fire pits for roasting marshmallows also will be open during the day and into the night on select dates.

Once the sun goes down, the lights go up for a blended car ride and strolling illumination experience that winds through the resort and into SnowWorld. In addition to dozens of animated holiday-themed light displays, the Lanier Islands Christmas will include the SnowWorld Village with holiday shopping, carnival rides and games and visits with Santa.

“SnowWorld is a completely new all-day offering that has been several years in the making and we are really excited about its launch,” Lanier Islands board chairman Virgil Williams said. “For the first few weeks, it will coincide with Lanier Islands Christmas — a new interpretation of our famous Magical Nights of Lights. Once the holidays come to an end, SnowWorld will remain in full swing on weekends until the beginning of March.”

SnowWorld is open nightly from Nov. 21 to Dec. 31. Then the new SnowWorld opens on select days through March 1.

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