Callaway Gardens offering opportunity to bicycle through Fantasy in Lights on Dec. 30

Those who have enjoyed taking the jolly trolley or driving through the Fantasy in Lights display at Callaway Gardens might mark their calendars for Dec. 30 if they want a more physical experience.

The first ever Final Night Bicycle Ride is scheduled that evening for the 5-mile journey through the attraction that includes Enchanted Rainbow Forest, Firefly Cove and Snowflake Valley.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at Callaway’s Discovery Center, with participants meeting there a half hour earlier to prepare for the ride. The departure time cutoff for beginning the ride is 5:15 p.m.

Cost is $16 for adults, $8 for children age 6 and older, and free for those kids 5 and under.

Callaway Gardens staff reminds those taking part in the Final Night Bicycle Ride that a helmet is required by Georgia law for those riders up to 16 years old. A helmet is recommended for everyone, however.

The bicycle ride is a special event similar to the March of Dimes Night Walk that takes place in November each year, with participants strolling through Fantasy in Lights for a great cause.

National Geographic Traveler’s has rated the Callaway Gardens attraction among the nation’s top 10 places to take in holiday lights.

For tickets to the bicycle ride, visit or call 1-800-225-5292.

— Tony Adams