The holidays can be a stressful time, thanks to responsibilities like gift shopping, party hosting, and rearranging the house to accommodate Santa’s fear of large appliances. Escape the stress of the season with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $24 for a Fantasy in Lights visit for two (up to a $50 value)
- $45 for a Fantasy in Lights visit for four (up to a $100 value)
For 20 years, Fantasy in Lights has been helping the holidays sparkle, attracting nearly 2 million guests in the process. This year's edition lets visitors drive through 5 miles of holiday-light displays, where more than eight million colored lights make up 12 artistic landscape scenes. They pass along Christmas Tree Lane—an avenue of colorfully lit trees—and enter March of the Toy Soldiers, where two towering soldiers stand at attention and guard a giant illuminated rocking horse, airplane, and teddy bear. Groups of illuminated deer and rabbits give way to the Enchanted Rainbow Forest, followed by The 12 Days of Christmas—where each gift represented in the song comes to life through lights and animation. The Fantasy in Lights display runs from Friday, November 16, until Sunday, December 30. Children aged 5 and younger are admitted for free but require a ticket (please mention young children when making a reservation).
More than 50 species of butterflies flit between the petals of an ever-changing array of exotic plants inside the greenhouse as sunlight streams in through the glass ceilings. Outside, experts launch owls, falcons, and eagles into the air to fly—and many come back down to land on the arms of the audience. Since 1952, the staffers of Callaway Gardens’ educational nature preserve have immersed visitors in their passion for wildlife management and conservation across more than 4,600 acres of demonstration gardens, arboretums, and outdoor sports attractions.
At the 5-acre Horticultural Center, visitors wander through three conservatories, a grotto, and an outdoor garden and stand at the base of a 22-foot indoor waterfall. They can also soar up to 30 feet above the forest floor on a five-zipline treetop course replete with ladders, logs, and netting or practice their lumberjack calls on a 10-mile discovery trail through the trees. Staffers regularly lead guided hikes through the woods, hold a range of butterfly shows and cultural workshops, and help facilitate seasonal events—including circus, music, and theater performances and a holiday light show. On overnight stays, they welcome guests into lodgings such as a rustic inn, 155 secluded pine cottages, and 57 stone and wood villas with balconies.