Callaway Gardens: Fantasy in Lights

Callaway Gardens is located in Pine Mountain, Georgia and is home to many wonderful outdoor activities for families including boating, swimming, bike riding, and nature trails. While the gardens flourish in the warmer weather, Callaway is transformed into a winter wonderland from November through December with the Fantasy in Lights attraction. Each year for the last 21 years, millions of twinkling Christmas and holiday lights are put on display through the woods along a paved roadway. This allows visitors to take in the lights from the comfort of their own vehicle as they drive through the park. This works perfectly for our family that includes a wheelchair and a stroller. The attraction includes the light displays as well as sound effects and holiday music that will get every one in the Christmas spirit.

It would be great if pricing was by the car load, but each passenger must have a ticket to enter the attraction. Tickets are available online, and there are coupon codes available to enter before you check out. We were able to save money on tickets by using buy one get one free coupons we found on Coca-Cola products at the grocery store. Tickets are cheaper for week nights or “off peak” times. Premium rates kick in on Thanksgiving weekend, any weekend in December, and the week of Christmas. Load up your family in the car, pack up your favorite snacks and drinks, and make some great memories without having to break the bank. This is a fun, safe family activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Make sure to dress warm or pack blankets because you'll want to cruise with the windows open to hear the music and get a great view of the lights. Photography is allowed, but its tricky in the dark, in a moving vehicle.

This season’s dates are November 16 through December 30, 2012. Buy your tickets early to ensure to a prime time slot and access to the attraction.

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