I’ve stumbled upon a holiday spectacle that’s not only worth the trek but promises to dazzle even the most screen-obsessed kiddo and thaw the chilliest of hearts. Picture this: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, transformed into a winter wonderland that could give the North Pole a run for its money, all aglow with millions of twinkling lights. It’s a Yuletide extravaganza where even the plants have dressed to impress. So, grab your hot cocoa (spiked, if we’re being honest), and let’s embark on a magical journey through the Holiday Lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Trust me, it’s the kind of holiday cheer that makes wrangling the kids into the minivan seem like a piece of fruitcake.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Holiday LightsDuring the holidays the Atlanta Botanical Garden decorates most of the gardens in beautiful Christmas lights. Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden Holiday Lights

I was looking for something to do while I was in Atlanta briefly last week and I came across the Atlanta Botanical Gardens online and I’m so glad I did. From November 15 – January 3 they open from 5 – 10 p.m. for a special evening out.

Initially, I was really put off by the price, especially when we had to pay $10 for parking. Without knowing what to expect I wasn’t thrilled about spending over $55 bucks before walking inside. My doubts were quickly dismissed because as soon as you walk into the place you can tell it’s gonna be awesome.IMG_5689.JPG

IMG_5682.JPGThe Orchestral Orbs light up to Christmas Music and change colors.



IMG_5634-0.JPGThis unicorn was so fabulous. It’s near the fire pits. There were 3 fire pits set up. At the concession stand, they sell s’mores kits along with hot drinks. I enjoyed a hot chocolate with a shot of Kahlua peppermint mocha for $8.P1020882 P1020887



1345 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Admission & Tickets

Peak Night Admission*
(Thursday – Sunday)
$20 Adult (Member $17)
$14 Child age 3 – 12 (Member $11)
Child Under 3 Free

Non-Peak Night Admission*
(Monday – Wednesday)
$17 Adult (Member $14)
$11 Child age 3 – 12 (Member $8)
Child Under 3 Free

The Atlanta Botanical Garden Holiday Lights isn’t just a dazzling display of festive brilliance; it’s a reminder of the joy, wonder, and togetherness that define the holiday season. From the ethereal beauty of illuminated flora to the shared laughter over spilled hot chocolate, these moments are the gifts that don’t require wrapping. So, whether you’re a travel-savvy mom from West Texas like me or simply someone in search of a little holiday enchantment, this luminous adventure is a testament to the beauty of exploring, discovering, and celebrating together. And as we head back to our corner of the world, hearts a little fuller and spirits a bit brighter, I’m already plotting our next escapade. Because in the end, it’s not just about the destinations we visit, but the memories we create along the way. Happy travels, and may your holidays be as bright as a garden full of a million lights.

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