Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Garden Lights


I’ve seen several discussions about the best lights displays, and wanted to share some of our photos from a recent trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, in case it helps anyone make some decisions about how to spend this last weekend before Christmas! I have to admit that I made the ultimate blogger mistake and left my camera at home, but hopefully these cell phone pictures will be enough to convince you that it’s just gorgeous and worth a trip…because seriously, if this is off a phone, imagine how it looks in person!


Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is truly incredible, both in the grandeur and sheer quantity of lights, but also in the tiny details. Stroll around to the sounds of holiday music with hot cocoa or apple cider to warm your hands — with the option to add some shots to warm your insides too! Toast s’mores over an open fire, under the glow of enormous lighted butterflies. Enter another world with a walk through the radiant rainforest (where music of a different sort is provided by an army of frogs). Become a child again while watching the model trains. And stroll down the Canopy Walk — a 600 foot long suspension bridge that gives you a view of the lights from the treetops, and brings you to my personal favorite feature, Earth Goddess.


Butterflies n SmoresWM

Roasting s’mores as the butterflies look on.


Close UpWM

Garden Lights detail.

Light Tree2WM

Modern MusicWM

The Orchestral Orbs



The Poinsettia Wall.

Snowflake Filter BWWM

Playing with the “Snowflake Filter” glasses.



Earth Goddess turned Ice Goddess


Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is open nightly from 5pm – 10:30pm through January 3rd. Regular non-member pricing is:  $20/adult, $14/child, $0 child under 3, or $15 for night owls who enter after 9pm. Parking is $10 with discounts for carpoolers.

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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.