The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s blockbuster Garden Lights, Holiday Nights – named one of USA TODAY’s 10 Best Public Light Displays in the United States for 2014 – has been extended one week, through Saturday, January 10.
The fourth annual show, which opened November 15, had been scheduled to close on January 3 but is being held over by popular demand.
“The response to the show has been overwhelming, so we’re extending its run to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy what’s rapidly becoming a Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition,” said Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson.
Through December 15, the show had drawn more than 10,000 more visitors compared with the same time period in 2013. Last year, more than 160,000 attended.
On Tuesday, the 2014 show was voted one of the 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award winners for Best Public Light Displays sponsored by USA TODAY. In 2012, Forbes magazine named the show one of its 10 Dazzling Holiday Lights Displays in the world.
The show features more than 1.5 million energy-efficient LED lights throughout the 30-acre garden, and this year marks a major transformation in color schemes, with an emphasis on blazing reds, brilliant oranges and sizzling yellows.