Atlanta Botanical Garden: A local can’t-miss

These massive lights were cued up to music and would change colors in sync.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

There are plenty of options for viewing Christmas lights in the ATL, but I had been hearing rave reviews about the show put on by the Botanical Garden, and since I had never been, I had to investigate. So on Thursday night, the girl and I took advantage of the holiday spirit brought in by a fresh cold front, bundled up and went for a walk through the Christmas lights.

Located next to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, the Botanical Garden is right in the middle of their holiday extravaganza that will remain open until January 5. So if you’re busy between now and Christmas, yet you have no problem maintaining the holiday spirit beyond December 25, there’s still a chance to see this amazing display.

There are plenty of places along the walkways to sit down and relax, and hot chocolate stations are plentiful. Tickets are $20 (plus a few bucks for fees, and $5 for parking) for adults, but you will spend at least an hour exploring the sights. It’s well worth the money — you’re going to be amazed by what you see.

Below are some images of the festive locale. We paired the trip with a dinner date to Ra Sushi in Midtown, which was our first trip to that joint as well. I really dropped the ball on a food blog for Ra — we had an incredible meal as well!

Click here to buy tickets for Garden Lights. It’s a good idea to purchase ahead of time.

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