Tickets go on sale October 1 for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s seasonal extravaganza featuring new displays enhancing the millions of lights twinkling, glimmering and flashing throughout the 30-acre site.
The sixth annual show, produced primarily with low energy-consuming LED lights, kicks off Saturday, Nov. 12 and continues nightly through Saturday, Jan. 7. Among the new or enhanced displays, look for:
- An even larger galaxy of giant stars suspended throughout the treetops of the Southern Seasons Garden, sure to dazzle guests dining at the adjacent new Linton’s restaurant.
- Towering candles, 21 in three different sizes and varying colors, rising along the Camellia Walk as visitors make their way to the Cascades Garden.
- Masses of additional lights forming swirls of red, orange and white blanketing the nearly 100-foot-long Tunnel of Light, which debuted at last year’s show.
- A giant cone tree, 28 feet tall, standing sentinel on the roof of Linton’s, along with a 20-foot one at the restaurant’s entrance and a 30-foot one reaching for the stars atop adjacent Alston Overlook.
In addition, plenty of old favorites are back as well. The show’s highlight, the Orchestral Orbs, once again will dance to holiday music on the Great Lawn, and don’t miss the forever-festive Poinsettia Tree inside the Orchid Center. Have a drink, hot or cold, at the Glow Bar in the Outdoor Kitchen or at one of several cash bars throughout the Garden, and join the kids in roasting s’mores over one of the fire pits. The Holiday Model Trains will be chugging their way around the train garden, while adults can grab a selfie under the mistletoe at the Kiss Me Arch.
Round out the evening by booking a dinner reservation at Linton’s, get a takeout at the Quick Cafe or grab a snack at the Petite Cafe.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation with support from the Isdell Family Foundation. For details, visit atlantabg.org.