Beyond the BackyardCallaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens – Fantasy in Lights

Rich and I went to Callaway Gardens this week to see the Fantasy in Lights display. The gardens are decorated with Christmas-theme lights, complete with music and a “sleigh ride” (behind Snowflake, the imaginary reindeer!)

What’s so amazing about the lights is that they are virtually hidden during the day.

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Nutcracker and Toy Soldiers

Giant Nutcracker

Giant Nutcracker

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers

Santa’s Workshop

North Pole

North Pole

Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Toy Drum

Toy Drum

Elves at Work

Elves at Work

Elves at Work

Elves at Work

Elves at Work

Elves at Work

Candy Canes

Candy Canes

To the Skies!

To the Skies!

Wagon

Wagon

Hoola Hoop

Hoola Hoop

Horse Ride

Horse Ride

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

He's Makin' His List

He's Makin' His List

Animals of Callaway

Raccoons

Raccoons

Deer

Deer

Foxes

Foxes

Turtle

Turtle

Magic of the Seasons

This exhibit was new, and probably our favorite. As you drive through, you see Jack Frost arriving to kill all the plants, and then a little fit farther on, you see Tinkerbell popping up to wave her wand and wake them up again. There was a little girl in the tram with us, and every time she saw the fairy, she yelled out “Tinkabell!” It was so cute.

Tinkerbell makes the plants grow with pixie dust

Tinkerbell makes the plants grow with pixie dust

But Jack Frost is never far away

But Jack Frost is never far away

Mean old Jack Frost!

Mean old Jack Frost!

But Tinkerbell always wins

But Tinkerbell always wins

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Pretty flowers

Pretty flowers

Fireflies and Butterflies

Pink and Yellow Butterfly

Pink and Yellow Butterfly

Pink Butterfly

Pink Butterfly

Pretty Butterflies

Pretty Butterflies

Snowflake Wonderland

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Twin Oaks

Close-Up Oaks

Close-Up Oaks

Oaks and Water

Oaks and Water

Twelve Days of Christmas

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Four Calling Birds

Four Calling Birds

Five Golden Rings

Five Golden Rings

Nine Ladies Dancing

Nine Ladies Dancing

Eleven Pipers Piping

Eleven Pipers Piping

Christmas Garden

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Swan Lake

Swans

Swans

Skating Party

Carolers

Carolers

Sledders

Sledders

Hockey Game

Hockey Game

Snowmen

Snowmen

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Down came St. Nicholas with a bound!

Down came St. Nicholas with a bound!