Thursday, October 09, 2008

Eight Million Lights Stretching More Than Five Miles

(NAPSI)-Let it glow. Let it glow. Let it glow. No, that's not the lyrics to a song. But it is a pretty good description of the 8 million lights stretching for more than five miles marking the 17th Annual Fantasy in Lights® at Callaway Gardens. The spectacle creates more than a dozen larger-than-life holiday scenes.

The holiday glow begins November 14 through December 30 in Pine Mountain, Ga. What's even more enlightening is that Callaway Gardens recently became the first resort in the Southeast to offset 100 percent of its electricity use by purchasing wind power credits. Every kilowatt of power is compensated with "green" power.

Known as the brightest light show in the South, the area offers a number of interesting holiday packages.

What To Expect

Visitors embark on the "Jolly Trolley" or drive through the lighted scenes in their vehicles to enjoy more than a dozen vistas including Snowflake Valley, a winter wonderland filled with enormous snowflakes and thousands of white lights; Magical Christmas Garden, with a 24-foot wreath entrance; and Santa's Workshop, showcasing animated lighted versions of Santa's elves working the night shift. Two spectacular scenes are set apart from the drivable route and incorporate narration, music and choreographed lights to tell the story of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and The Nativity on Robin Lake Beach. Ninety-nine percent of the frames used to create the scenes in Fantasy in Lights are custom designed, taking 3,900 man-hours to install.

Christmas Village

Families return every year to experience the Christmas Village, an indoor shopping and dining venue that includes visiting Santa Claus and roaming Fantasy In Lights characters. Inside the Christmas Village guests shop for specialty items with an array of Georgia crafters on hand, making and selling their wares.

For more information, call (800) CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit

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