By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Published: 2017-08-31 01:40
Date Modified: 2017-08-31 06:03

Tickets on sale Oct.1 | Garden Lights, Holiday Nights dazzles with new colors, displays

ATLANTA – Tickets go on sale October 1 for Atlanta's favorite holiday tradition, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, featuring a spectacular new high-tech display and all new cool-colored lights sure to enthrall visitors of all ages.

In the new "Nature's Wonders" display, guests will be dazzled by cutting-edge technology that allows lights -- all suspended from the grand treetops of Storza Woods – to be choreographed to music and sound effects during the seventh annual show presented nightly November 11 – January 7. The display features a massive stage-like curtain of vertical lights forming a wall of brilliant colors that can be programmed to music and special sound effects to create imagery.

"You're going to hear lots of oohs and aahs over a display that's inspired by the fascinating phenomena of the natural world – its land, water and sky – rendered dramatically through light and sound," said Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden's President & CEO. "It's definitely going to be the talk of the light show and something new for people to be excited about!"

"Nature's Wonders" includes more than 1,000 vertically hung strings of multi-colored lights in 16-, 32- and 64-foot lengths suspended from the tops of the woods' tallest hardwoods. And because the curtain-like screen extends over the Canopy Walk and the valley below, it can be experienced from multiple vantage points.

The special effects created by synchronized light, music and sound will portray imagery of the wonders of nature – including ocean waves, thunderstorms, snowfalls, rainbows, sunrises/sunsets, meteor showers and more. Much of the music will be classical crowd pleasers inspired by nature, including some holiday-themed ones.

Elsewhere in the Garden, look for a return of perennial favorites like the Great Lawn's dancing "Orchestral Orbs", towering cone trees, giant candles, the serene Ice Goddess and enveloping "Tunnel of Light" – most emphasizing all- new cooler hues of green, blue and teal.

In addition, the Holiday Model Trains will be chugging and the Glow Bar hopping, while s'more-roasting firepits and cash bars will take the chill off both kids and kids at heart. Round out the evening by reserving a table at Longleaf restaurant or grab some takeout at the Quick Café. Planning a party? For private rentals, call 404-591-1555.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation with support from the Isdell Foundation and Georgia Power. For ticket information and other details, visit atlantabg.org.