Visitors to Callaway Gardens’ 19th annual Fantasy in Lights may notice the new 30-foot Christmas tree outside Christmas Village. Inside, the Christmas Village has also changed. There’s a new seating area for Santa Claus and a huge gingerbread house.
Most visitors to Callaway Gardens this time of year come to see Fantasy in Lights. What’s new there?
“We have something from the original design,” said Rachel Crumbley, the Gardens’ public relations manager.
The new addition is a covered bridge that looks real from a distance. When you come closer, you’ll realize that it is a two-dimensional design. It’s in the Skating Party display scene.
Otherwise, the five-mile drive through Fantasy in Lights is the same, with some minor tweaking here and there, Crumbley said.
Last year, about 100,000 visitors came. That’s fewer than usual, but Crumbley said the economy was to blame for that.
“It was slower last year,” she said. “I think we had a lot of rain, too. We’re hoping for a great Fantasy in Lights this year.”
It’s open nightly through Dec. 30.