New Scene Added to Celebrate Callaway Gardens 25th Year of Fantasy in Lights

Oct 12, 2016




Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068


Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000




New Scene Added to Celebrate Callaway Gardens 25th Year of Fantasy in Lights


Tickets on Sale Now for Best Selection of Dates and Times; Extend the Enjoyment with Overnight Packages Starting at $129


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (10/12/2016) – This holiday season Callaway Gardens marks the 25th year of the award-winning Fantasy In Lights® with the addition of a new scene. 


“Fantasy In Lights is an amazing holiday celebration,” said William “Bill” R. Doyle, III, president and CEO of Callaway Gardens.  “Last year was my first experience with Fantasy In Lights.  I was so impressed with this event and the connection it has with so many guests year after year.  We are pleased to announce the addition of a new scene named, “Snow Day.”  Investing in Fantasy In Lights was an easy decision, especially to celebrate our 25th year.  I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy Fantasy In Lights and celebrate this great milestone with us.”


In addition, this year guests will have five extra days to enjoy Fantasy In Lights. The show begins Nov. 18, lasts through Jan. 7, 2017, with several specialty nights the prior week including the annual March of Dimes Night Walk (Nov. 12), Bicycle Night (Nov. 13), and Photography Night (Nov. 14).  And, guests can welcome the arrival of 2017 at the Fantasy & Fireworks New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31).


A Unique Holiday Experience

Imagine traveling through a whimsical Christmas storybook, by Jolly Trolley or personal vehicle, as lights sparkle against the Winter night’s sky to tell the story amid wonderful music.  In addition to the classics, such as Snowflake Valley and Magical Christmas Garden, this year guests will be especially delighted to enjoy “Snow Day,” the newest scene added in celebration of the 25th year of Fantasy In Lights.  Every child in the South looks forward to hearing those two wonderful words and enjoying the fun that comes with them … sledding, hot chocolate, and, of course, building snowmen. Guests will delight in this brand new snowy scene brought to life through lights, animation, and music. 


Before or after seeing the show, the Christmas Village, a 22,000-square-foot heated indoor area, is the place to visit with Santa and other holiday characters, relax, and shop.   With a fresh new layout and design, it will be easy to find the perfect gift for anyone on the list.  Specialty and unique gift areas include butterflies, birds, vintage toys, snowmen, collegiate, stained glass, angels, nutcrackers, Nativity, items for the home and even things for your favorite four-legged family member. Of course, guests also will have the opportunity to shop for specialty food items from the Callaway Gardens Country Store®.


Tickets Include Fantasy In Lights Admission and So Much More

Tickets to Fantasy In Lights can easily be purchased three ways:  online at; by phone at 1.800.463.6990; or in person at the Fantasy In Lights Christmas Village on U. S. Hwy. 27 in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  The Christmas Village opens nightly at 6 p.m.


Value Date tickets are $21* for adults; $10.50* for children. Prime Date tickets $28* for adults; $14* for children. Children 5 and younger are always admitted for free.  Tickets are sold on a first-available basis. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly advised and ensures guests receive their preferred time slot.


And, a Fantasy In Lights admission provides visitors with complimentary one-day admission to Callaway Gardens during the day once before Jan. 7, 2017, which is a value of $20 per adult and $10 per child.  In addition to enjoying the Gardens’ seasonal beauty, a day visit to the Gardens includes visiting the beautiful Day Butterfly Center, educational Callaway Discovery Center, live Birds of Prey Shows, the seven miles of nature trails, our 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail, peaceful Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, and more.


For the best value Fantasy In Lights tickets, purchase an Annual Pass for Callaway Gardens and receive half-price tickets on Value Nights as well as enjoyment of the Gardens throughout the year.  For more information, visit


Enjoy the Lights and Then Stay Overnight

A variety of Fantasy In Lights overnight packages provide the opportunity to enjoy Callaway Gardens at a more relaxing pace.  Packages start as low as $129** per night with the Fantasy In Lights Ticket package:

* Fantasy In Lights admission

* Overnight accommodations

* Special Jolly Trolley loading area dedicated only to overnight guests

* A 2016 collectible commemorative Fantasy In Lights ornament

* Admission to Callaway Gardens the following day

* Preferred reservation times for the Jolly Trolley


To purchase overnight packages with tickets or tickets only, visit or call 1.800.463.6990.



The National Geographic of being one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” recognition is one of the most prestigious honors for Fantasy In Lights, adding to a long list of honors received throughout its 25 year history.  Additional recent honors include Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) Access Atlanta’s “Best Place to See Holiday Lights;” The Weather Channel’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” and the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America.”  Fantasy In Lights also has been recognized numerous times by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) as a Top 20 event. 


Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, GA.  To experience the most spectacular holiday light and sound show in the South, visit or 1.800.463.6990.



*Ticket prices are subject to change.  Tax and service fee are additional.

**Based on availability.  Some restrictions apply.  Not applicable to groups. Additional costs may apply dependent on your selection of accommodations.


About Callaway Gardens

For more than 65 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden and resort on thousands of acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, and special events throughout the year.  In addition, Callaway Gardens offers meeting space, 807 guest rooms, restaurants, spa, shops, golf, tennis, fishing, and more.


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