Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Up the Skyline for the Holidays

It’s time to start a new holiday tradition and bring your whole family to Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights – Holiday Nights, where you can wander through a 30-acre fantasy land of over a million lights. The light show runs through January 5th and will get more crowded as we get closer to Christmas.

My daughter, Lisen, and I enjoyed the spectacle on an off-peak Monday evening. We arrived right at 5:00 p.m. when the gates opened so we could view the garden at dusk and watch as the light display grow in brilliance as dark settled on the city. Bring your camera for some amazing shots of the Atlanta skyline framing the light display.

Atlanta skyline at dusk viewed from Atlanta Botanical Garden

Along the winding pathways, you’ll enjoy small groups of holiday carolers, fire pits where you can roast marshmallows and model trains that will delight the kids. The Great Lawn is a focal point featuring “Orchestral Orbs” – a light show choreographed to music. Don’t miss the stunning poinsettia tree in the conservatory. When it’s time for a hot chocolate or a light meal, stop at the café for a nice selection of soup and sandwiches. For more information, go to Atlanta Botanical Garden .

Enjoy the "Orchestral Orbs" choreographed light and music production on the Great Lawn.


Take a lovely stroll through this arbor of lights.


Roast some marshmallows at the fire pit.


Don't miss the fabulous poinsettia tree and orchid display in the conservatory. My daughter, Lisen, and I loved the flowers.

Bonnie Helander

I am a writer and blogger with a specialty in gardening and a proud graduate of the University Of Georgia. I live in Peachtree City with husband, Dan, and enjoy hiking, gardening, being a member of the Peachtree City Garden Club and rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs!

November 29, 2012