Thursday, September 17, 2015

Atlanta Botanical Gardens' Garden Lights Returns!




Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Tickets on Sale October 1!
Tickets go on sale October 1 for the spectacular fifth annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
The contemporary holiday light show, set for November 14 - January 9 from 5 - 10 p.m., features nearly 2 million energy-efficient LED lights in blazing reds, brilliant oranges and sizzling yellows.
The newest addition to the show will be the Tunnel of Light, a nearly 100-foot-long immersive corridor of scintillating illumination, leading visitors from the radiant Ice Goddess in the Cascades Garden, beneath the Canopy Walk, and back to the Fern Dell’s hovering galaxy of pulsating stars. More than eight feet high and equally as wide, the tunnel will embrace visitors with an enchanting corridor aglow with yellow, warm white, and red lights. Intricate “woven” patterns will make the tunnel as beautiful when viewed from above on the Canopy Walk as it is from within its arched enclosure.
In addition, the popular Glow Bar in the Outdoor Kitchen will get new décor to freshen the dance-floor ambiance as the deejay spins and bartenders pour libations. Look for the s’mores fire pits to move to a new location in the Levy Parterre, with its spectacular view of the Midtown skyline.
Curtains of string lights, a living poinsettia wall, and orchids will welcome guests into the Conservatory lobby. Exuberant displays of flower and foliage in red, white, and silver will comprise an elegant color scheme for one of the show’s most photographed destinations – the live poinsettia tree towering in the Orchid Atrium. The Bear Family in the Fuqua Orchid Center will be resplendent in finery reminiscent of the Great Gatsby era.
Visitors also will find their favorite crowd-pleasers from the past four years. The Orchestral Orbs will dance their colorful choreography on the Great Lawn to the sound of seasonal music. Santa Mantis and her insect friends will flutter through rows of glowing corn in the Edible Garden. Shimmering locks will cascade over the Ice Goddess’ majestic features, while the Ice Storm Trees glisten in her wake. Following the sound of youngsters’ laughter, visitors will find the engines and cars of the Holiday Train Show running their circuits. Children of all ages will enjoy decorating and taking their portraits as snowmen and gingerbread men at the Decoration Station, and adults can be photographed under the Kiss Me arch. Look for plenty of food and warm drink options at the new Kiosk and at the Café at Linton’s.
Beginning October 1, tickets will be available at atlantabg.org, at Garden admissions, or at 404-585-2060.
Garden Lights, Holidays Nights is sponsored by The Home Depot with support from the Isdell Family Foundation.

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