I love the weeks leading up to Christmas, I love driving around and seeing the neighborhood light displays. This weekend we saw one of the 10 best Christmas light shows on the planet (according to National Geographic). The Christmas light Show to beat ALL Christmas light shows the Festival of Lights at Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, GA). Pictures don’t do it justice, parts of the tour have animated light themes … it’s just great….but wait, there’s more. After you finish the Festival of Lights you have the Christmas Village.
Thankfully we had a cabin waiting for us
Still more stuff to show you…and remember this is in the late fall, almost Winter. I’d love to go back when it warms up in the Spring and the azalea’s are blooming.
We woke up pretty late the next day and were in no hurry to get moving so we had breakfast in the cabin. I brought cheese, crackers, grapes, cereal, milk and juice with us so we had plenty to eat. We finally got it together and headed out to the Birds of Prey (Raptor) show. All of the birds in the show were rescued in some way or another. Several were human imprints (some well meaning folks tried to raise the birds but now they can’t survive on their own ) and one that was hit by a truck and is blind in one eye. Now in the care of the center we can get a good look at them up close
Then the horticultural center, I could have stayed in there all day.
Yes, there’s still more
I still haven’t covered it all. There are bikes to rent and trails to hike and golf and a tree top obstacle course and ziplines. The kids were tempted to try the Tree Top Adventure but there was a bit of rain. They’ve been wanting to zipline for a while now, they thought long and hard about it. Some guests were up in the trees on the obstacle course in the rain but my kids decided against it.
Then there was dinner at The Gardens Restaurant inside Callaway Gardens. Dinner deserves it’s own post so stay tuned!
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Deloris RavenellDecember 18, 2013 at 12:51 am (9 years ago)
I’m glad that you’ll had a wonderful time; sound like some place I would like to go with lovely landscape and all.Reply
sweetsavantDecember 18, 2013 at 1:04 am (9 years ago)
You would love it I’m sure. Thanks for reading
Kita BryantDecember 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm (9 years ago)
I have always wanted to travel to Callaway Gardens I had no idea they had all these different activities I am thinking next Christmas we skip all the fuss and spend some time away.Reply
sweetsavantDecember 18, 2013 at 1:13 am (9 years ago)
That’s a good idea. You can eat out for some of your meals and bring your families favorite food and stock the kitchen in the cabin.
FredDecember 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm (9 years ago)
What’s the food like there? What did you eat for dinner?Reply
sweetsavantDecember 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm (9 years ago)
The food was GREAT! We ate at The Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens. I’ll cover it in my next post. There are a lit if other dining options too
JenniDecember 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm (9 years ago)
I love Christmas lights, I’ve never been to Callaway Gardens but your pictures make me want to go so badly. And those funnel cakes look deliciousReply
sweetsavantDecember 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks so much Jenni. Definitely go to Callaway Gardens if you can. The lights are stunning and there’s so much to do