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Holiday light shows have become just as synonymous with the
season as Christmas trees and Santa himself. Part of the reason these light
spectaculars are so popular is likely due to the feeling that occurs whenever
you see something all lit up and twinkling before your very eyes. One of
Atlanta’s most popular attractions, Callaway Gardens is once again showcasing
its Fantasy in Lights series that is
equally magical and festive in its display of holiday decorations.
lights. 15 dazzling scenes. 1 magical night. Fantasy in Lights is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday
light and sound show, it is one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See
Holiday Lights," as named by National Geographic Traveler. Now in
its 21st year, Fantasy in Lights continues
to be the most incredible holiday light and sound show in the South. It takes
approximately 3,900 man-hours to install Fantasy
in Lights, 1,780 man-hours to maintain it while the show is open and 1,020
man-hours to disassemble it. It takes six weeks to install the entire show,
with each scene requiring three to four days for installation. To turn on the
show, more than 1,000 switches have to be flipped every night. It takes two
workers at least 45 minutes to turn them on and another 45 minutes to turn them
off at the end of the night. If you connected all of the light strings used in Fantasy in Lights, they would stretch
more than 725 miles. That’s enough to outline the state of South Carolina or
stretch end to end from Pine Mountain to Baltimore, Md.
several accompanying attractions within the Fantasy
in Lights display. Some of the spectacular scenes and shows are listed
Christmas Tree Lane
Load up the family car or hop aboard the Jolly Trolley and
let us do the driving. A jaunt through this avenue of colorfully lit trees
marks the beginning of an unforgettable five-mile odyssey full of moments to be
cherished with loved ones.
Fantasy in Lights’
newest scene uses more than 400 images to convey a stunning progression through
the changing seasons.
and FIL the Frog
As you travel through our woodland Gardens, watch for an
“enlightened” group of native inhabitants such as deer, turkeys and rabbits,
plus FIL the Frog, whose lively antics have made this whimsical mascot a
Fantasy In Lights favorite since the beginning.
Bundle up as we head to the North Pole for an inside look at
Santa’s elves busily preparing for the big night.
The 12 Days of
This holiday favorite will bring a smile to your face as
each day’s unique gift comes to life in a flurry of lights and animation.
A reverent and inspiring telling of Jesus’ birth accompanies
inspirational music and an orchestrated lights presentation. Your heart and
spirit will soar as the true meaning of Christmas is conveyed.
‘Twas The Night
Savor the anticipation as this favorite tale is put to music
and illustrated with twinkling images of sugar plums and jolly old St. Nick
doing his night’s work.
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