Grab your favorite cup of Hot Cocoa, and enjoy a whimsical journey toward West Central Georgia. Be amazed by the glow of millions of Holiday lights. Celebrating 30 magnificent years, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain is welcoming the Holiday season with their annual Fantasy in Lights.
Festive lights and holiday scenes envelop the 2500-acre nature resort. To ensure the vibrant holiday feels effervescent at every turn, more than 300 team members set up over 8 million LED lights and music speakers beginning in August. The grandiose event is so extravagant, it has even been listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays in the World.
On its biggest nights, this winter wonderland can see upwards of 1000 people from all around the Southeast. Callaway Gardens Marketing Manager, Rachael McConnell grew up in the neighboring city of Columbus and shared her own insights on this festive regional favorite.
“We see grandparents bringing their grandbabies out here, adult couples going on date nights, and of course families with their children,” Rachael said. “I think the beauty of the lights, the magic, and just how much larger than life it is really draws people to create those shared memories that are worth repeating. It’s not just a one-and-done but, something they want to continue making into a Christmas tradition.”
To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Fantasy in Lights, Callaway Gardens introduced Celebration Lake as a new scene to the drive-through light show. The major waterfront scene synchronizes 30 lit trees with the merry tunes of Christmas. Other famous favorite scenes include Nutcracker Lane, and Fred the Frog.
Open until January 2nd, Callaway Gardens invites you to step into the spirit of the season. Surround yourself with loved ones, twinkling lights, and a forest filled with picture perfect trees.