- Stephanie Toone The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Even with the variety of holiday spectacles across Atlanta, there’s one must-see that serves up all the grandeur of Christmas lights with the unique option of never leaving your car.
Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights, which opens Friday, Nov. 17, has delighted Atlanta families for more than 25 years. The drive-through light show has also been in the spotlight nationally, with National Geographic Traveler naming Fantasy in Lights one of the world’s Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights.
Featuring more than 8 million lights, the Pine Mountain drive-through holiday light display takes guests down Christmas Tree Lane, a pathway that lives up to the name. The light show also includes 15 nature and Christmas-themed scenes, including a new one this year called Snow Day.
In addition to the light show, families can enjoy shopping in the Christmas Village, touring the Magical Christmas Garden and watching a holiday dinner show of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Watch the video above to get a behind-the-scenes view of one of America’s favorite holiday light shows.
More: Fantasy in Lights will open nightly at 6 p.m., closing time varies, Nov. 17-Jan. 6. Trolley runs on the hour, personal vehicle tickets sold in half-hour slots. $21-$28 for adults; $10.50-$14.00 for kids 6-12; children 5 and under get in for free. If you’re ordering in advance, ask for “free child tickets” for your 5-and-unders. 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain. 1-855-923-7299, www.callawaygardens.com.