Garden Lights, Holiday Nights sparkles with new imagination! Imaginary Worlds brightens the glow of the third annual extravaganza featuring a million lights.
Earth Goddess transforms into an icy vision of wintry radiance with twinkling lights weaving through her tresses. The Cobras are wrapped in red and white stripes, welcoming visitors as towering candy canes. Green lights trace hypnotic spiral patterns in the snakes' majestic hoods. Look for a harvest of illuminated corn, brilliant bugs and the grand Poinsettia Tree.
Experience all of the spectacular light displays, the "Orchestral Orbs" - a one-of-a-kind topiary light show choreographed to holiday music - and listen for Sounds of the Radiant Rainforest in the Fuqua Conservatory.
Know Before You Glow
Advance tickets are encouraged to speed entry.
Everyone needs a ticket, including Garden members and all children.
Guest passes not accepted for this special event.
No rain checks. Bring raincoats and umbrellas to see reflections of the lights enhanced by wet surfaces.
Limited $5 event parking is available on site in the SAGE Parking Facility. Take the Garden elevator to level 5R.
Multi-Visit Parking Passes are accepted.
Dress warmly for this outdoor walking experience!
Outside food and drink not permitted.
Please stay on paths to protect plant life.
The Garden is nicotine free; smoking permitted only in your vehicle.
Hot beverages, holiday cocktails, beer and wine may be purchased at bars throughout the Garden.
Every night at 5 p.m. the Glow Bar in the Edible Garden turns up the lights with disco balls and popular tunes from an award-winning Lethal Rhythms DJ. In addition to the regular menu of seasonal beverages, get toasty with the Glow Bar's signature cocktail "The Rudolf" - a cranberry and champagne cocktail garnished with a cranberry red nose!
Official DJ of Garden Lights
Garden Lights Glows Green
Garden Lights is the first major holiday light show to debut with not only the color green but also green principles as well.
It glows almost exclusively using a million energy-efficient LED lights, or light-emitting diodes, which are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material rather than a traditional filament. They not only consume up to 80 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent lights but also have a life span of five years or more, more than doubling the traditional light lifespan.
Turn off the flash!
Shoot at twilight for better exposures
Keep camera steady to avoid blurry pictures
Visit early in the season or on non-peak nights to avoid crowds
Dress warmly and wear gloves
“Very beautiful... like an enchanted forest!” –Cynthia Stotler Koscinch
“In a word: Outstanding! By all means see this new Atlanta attraction that will undoubtedly become a holiday tradition!” –Ralph Schmitt
“Let’s just say I didn’t know this amount of awesome could exist in the middle of the city!” –Nathan J.
“I can’t wait to see the full display again! How cool is this going to be! Thank you, Atlanta Botanical Garden, for your innovative year-round programming. The Garden is truly a jewel in the heart of our city and helps make Atlanta a wonderful place to live.“ –Dennis R. Kemp
“We were blown away by Garden Lights. I felt a sense of pride about being from Atlanta that I had not felt in quite some time. The quality of the lights and sheer beauty of the Garden during this event were beyond anything else that I have experienced ...“ –Kelley O.