Georgia holiday light show ranked among world’s 10 best

5 Facts About Holiday Light Displays. Thomas Edison is credited with putting up the first Christmas lights display. Australian David Richards holds the Guinness World Record for the largest display of Christmas lights on an artificial tree. . A 15-year-old named Albert Sadacca is said to have popularized Christmas tree lights. Lighting a Christmas tree could cost as much as $300 in 1900. That's $2000 in today's dollars. Each year, 20 million Christmas lights are recycled in Shijiao, China

People have traveled to Callaway Resort & Gardens for decades to enjoy the blooms, the water and the spa. And at the end of each year, the gardens delight visitors with more than 8 million holiday lights.

Fantasy in Lights, now in its 29th year, isn’t just one of Georgia’s best light shows — it’s one of the world’s best.

ExploreAtlanta Winter Guide: What to do, see and eat this holiday season

National Geographic recently ranked Fantasy in Lights No. 5 in its “10 dazzling holiday light displays around the world.”

“Eight million lights sparkle in the wooded landscape of this resort complex, which stages its annual Fantasy in Lights. Woodland displays depict such holiday scenes as the March of the Toy Soldiers or nature themes such as Snowflake Valley. Two beach scenes with moving lights tell the stories of Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and the Nativity. The resort’s onsite Christmas Village features shopping, dining, and Santa,” National Geographic wrote.

There is a new scene this year — Magical Field of Lights — at the display just an hour from Atlanta in Pine Mountain.

Callaway’s light show is a drive-thru experience, so you can enjoy the displays from the safety of your own car or you can ride the Jolly Trolley.

ExploreWhy Macy's Pink Pig is taking 2020 off

Ticket prices vary by date; you can find them here.

A ticket includes:

Access to the Christmas Village to enjoy Santa, shopping, dining and more; open daily at 4 p.m.

One trip through the Fantasy In Lights show with the option — at no additional cost — to ride the Jolly Trolley

One complimentary day admission per ticket to visit Callaway Gardens during the Fantasy In Lights season (a $25 per adult value)

Fantasy in Lights runs through Jan. 4.

ExploreExperience the holidays at Atlantic Station’s drive-thru light show
ExploreMarietta has one of the largest animated holiday light shows

In Other News