(Note to readers: I was provided tickets for my family to review this exhibit. I was not otherwise compensated and my opinion remains my own. #spon)
Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday tradition, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, is back and offers some stunning additions this year that will truly leave you mesmerized.
It’s different from most other lights displays because you actually walk through the gardens in all their wonder. No car rides here.
I took my daughter to see the lights and we both loved them, though I wanted to stroll through the gardens a lot slower than she did and take in every detail. She was eager to see every display quickly and make her way to the hot chocolate and s’mores that you can make around the fire pits (but it’ll cost you–$3 for a cup of hot chocolate and $6 for the s’mores kit, so bring a couple extra bucks because it really does complete the experience).
I was blown away by the Ice Goddess (which was previously the 25-foot Earth Goddess sculpture). Thousands of tiny lights replaced the plants that were there previously, transforming her into the Ice Goddess.
The two giant “Imaginary Worlds” cobras are also changed…they’ve become the Candy Cane Cobras.
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The Orchestral Orbs have to be my second favorite part of the exhibit. The trees light up to different colors as the music plays.
I truly could have sat there all night, and I highly recommend this as a great date night. But if you have children, you can bet they’ll want to see it, too.
The Garden Lights, Holiday Nights runs through January 4.
You can purchase tickets by visiting www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.