Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens
again, this year Callaway Gardens is doing its part to make sure the holiday
season is merry and bright with Fantasy In Lights November 18 through December
31, 2005. Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Georgia, 60 minutes southwest of
Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.
in Lights will set the night sky ablaze with more than eight million tiny lights
depicting a variety of custom-designed holiday scenes. As holiday revelers
enter the five-mile wooded drive, they will see the natural landscape brought to
life and transformed into a dream-like holiday wonderland, highlighted by the
sights and sounds of super-sized seasonal scenes. Some of the 13 scenes
include Santa’s Workshop, The March of the Toy Soldiers, Twin Trees, The Twelve
Days of Christmas, Snowflake Valley and Enchanted Rainbow Forest. Each
scene features its own sound system and custom musical score, adding to the
sensory celebration and helping to set the attraction apart from other outdoor
Returning for a second engagement, the North Pole Express,
a special holiday train, will carry kids (and kids-at-heart) around Chickadee
Lake and through the woods. There, they will discover a new way to experience
holiday lights while enjoying a child’s skating lesson, sledding, warming by the
fire and more.
Visitors can also immerse
themselves in the holiday fun in Fantasy In Lights’ Christmas Village. The
village features a host of holiday treats and activities, including
demonstrations by holiday crafters, gift booths, festive holiday décor and
more…not to mention Santa himself, who will be on hand to lend a lap and an ear
to every child who wants to share their Christmas wishes.
Every year, Fantasy In Lights shines bigger and brighter.
Since it opened in 1992, Fantasy In Lights has brought holiday cheer to almost
two million people.
Tickets to Fantasy In Lights
include admission into Callaway Gardens. Attractions in the Gardens include the
Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center; Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center; Birds of
Prey shows; Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl; John A. Sibley Horticultural Center;
Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden; Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel; Pioneer Log
Cabin; Discovery Bicycle Trail; walking trails and more.
the 13,000 acres of Callaway Gardens there is also a resort, preserve,
restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing, gun club, gardens, chapel, and inland
beach. For more than 50 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of
relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for
millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens is committed to its mission of
environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future
November 20 is reserved for the annual Fantasy In Lights
Night Walk benefiting the March of Dimes and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation.
On this special night, Fantasy In Lights is open only to pedestrians. A special
overnight Night Walk package in the Mountain Creek Inn is available.
For guests who prefer to avoid the rush home after the
show, a special Fantasy In Lights Package is available at the Mountain Creek Inn
and includes VIP admission to Fantasy In Lights, Gardens admission, a
collectible 2005 Fantasy ornament and more (cottage and villa rates are
New this year is the special value Fantasy In Lights Family
Package. The package includes lodging in the Mountain Creek Inn; breakfast; VIP
Fantasy In Lights admission; a collectible 2005 Fantasy In Lights ornament (one
per bedroom); a Fantasy In Lights oversized mug for delicious hot coffee or hot
chocolate (one per person) and a souvenir family portrait to remember the
special memories. The bonus is that children stay, eat and enjoy Fantasy In
Lights for free (two children per room).
For more information, to purchase tickets or to make
overnight reservations for Fantasy In Lights, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY
(225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.
Edited by Erika Wright
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