Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fantasy in Lights underway at Callaway Gardens

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
Photo Courtesy of Callaway Gardens
The South's premier festival of Christmas lights is now underway at Callaway Gardens.

Fantasy in Lights features more than 8 million lights. That's enough to light up 26,666 six-foot Christmas trees. Stretched end to end, the lights would reach from Callaway Gardens all the way to Baltimore, Maryland (731 miles).

The drive through the extravaganza is seven miles long and can be done either in your own vehicle or on special Jolley Trolleys which feature singing and other holiday fun.

Enchanted Forest Display
Photo Courtesy of Callaway Gardens
Many of the lighting displays are animated and two are operated by Broadway-like control systems. They feature music and quite spectacular light shows with themes that include March of the Toy Soldiers, Magical Christmas Gardens, Firefly Cove, Twelve Days of Christmas, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Santa's Workship and more.

In addition, an impressive 10-minute light show at Robin Lake Beach tells the Nativity Story with orchestrated lights and a moving narration.

The light tours begin and end at Callaway's special Christmas Village, a heated 22,000 square foot area of holiday cheer that offers shopping, food and entertainment.

This year's Fantasy in Lights opened on November 18th and will be open nightly through December 30th. Please click here to view pricing information, etc., for this year's event.

To learn more about Callaway Gardens and Fantasy in Lights, please visit their official website:

Other points of interest in the area include:

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