Gorgeous Holiday Lights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

As if the garden weren't splendid enough on its own, imagine it decked out with more than a million lights. Browse photos from the spectacular Garden Lights, Holiday Nights event.

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Photo By: Joey Ivansco

Glowing Gardens

Spread across 30 acres adjacent to Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Gardens is one of the city's loveliest locations year round – but it's especially beautiful drenched in thousands and thousands of lights. This brilliant blown glass installation by artist Dale Chihuly is even more splendid when illuminated at night.

Twinkling Terrace

The successful Garden Lights event was first held in 2011. This part of the tour is called the twinkling terrace.

Garden Attractions

Atlanta Botanical Gardens is composed of several unique gardens bursting with orchids and roses along with a Japanese-themed garden. However, it is probably best known for the amazing topiary with cobra-shaped hedges, a bust of Mother Nature (or Earth Goddess) as well as its 40-foot-high, 600-foot-long canopy walk.

Flickering Fountains

Even the gardens' fountains are illuminated, creating dazzling and romantic effects.

Twinking Tree

While the display isn't necessarily Christmas-themed, there is a grand old fir made of lights.

Edible Garden

In the "edible garden," many of the plants that are harvested year round are either carefully wrapped in LED lights or surrounded in dazzling displays.

Glittering Bugs

Want to take your own photos at the Garden Lights event? Photographer Joey Ivansco recommends turning off the flash and shooting at twilight for better exposures.

Illuminated Woods

The installation uses the brilliant foliage and trees throughout the garden as its backdrop.

S'mores Central

S'Mores kits are available for roasting over a fire pit located on the Twinkling Terrace.

Parterre Garden

The gardens parterre, an ornamental arrangement of flower beds of different shapes and sizes, are decorated with thousands of lights.

Glowing Orbs

Located on the Great Lawn, these orbs are part of a topiary light show choreographed to holiday music.

Festive Light Show

"Orchestral Orbs" is a one-of-a-kind topiary light show choreographed to holiday music.

Canopy Walk

The canopy walk allows for a squirrel's-eye view of the fabulous garden light display.

Bundle Up

Make sure you check the weather forecast before you go and glow, and remember: It's all about the layers.