Fantasy in Lights is a beloved holiday tradition at Callaway Gardens each year. The spectacular light display opens for the season on November 18, 2022. It runs through January 2, 2023.
Fantasy in Lights features over seven miles of lights in custom-designed scenes with animation and music. It was named one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays in the world — and it’s right here in our own backyards.
It is quite an experience.
You can make merry in the Christmas Village, meet holiday characters up close, and ride through the dazzling illuminated forest in your own car or in the Jolly Trolley. There’s also a new walk-thru experience that puts you in the middle of a winter wonderland.
There are two great ways to save money on your visit — buy a Value Night ticket, or get the Groupon deal.
All details below!
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Fantasy in Lights opens on Friday, November 18, 2022. It runs through Monday, January 2, 2022.
The Fantasy In Lights show begins at 6 p.m., which is dusk.
The Christmas Village opens daily at 4 p.m.
Note that tickets are per person — they are no longer per vehicle, and haven’t been since 2018.
When you buy a ticket, you’ll choose specific dates, times, and drive-thru options (your own car, or the trolley).
See the ticket discounts listed below
A ticket includes:
- Access to the Christmas Village to enjoy Santa, children’s playland, shopping, dining and more; open daily at 4 p.m.
- One trip through the Fantasy In Lights show either in your own car or on the open-air Jolly Trolley
- The walk-thru experience
Two ways to save on tickets in 2022
1. Use the Value Days discount
Fantasy in Lights uses a tiered ticketing system, with higher prices on the most popular days. You can save money by going on a Value Night, when prices are lower — as an added bonus, the event may be less crowded.
Value Night prices are $10 less than Prime Night tickets, and $15 less than Super Prime Night tickets.
Value Night prices:
- Adults — $25
- Children age 3-11 — $20
- Children 3 and under are FREE.
Value pricing is in effect Mon–Thurs, with exceptions for Thanksgiving week and Christmas week, when prices go up with demand. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are also Value Nights.
For your convenience, here are all the 2022 Value Night dates:
- November 18, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30
- December 1
- December 5 – 8
- December 26 – 31
- January 1
You can view a color-coded calendar online, showing you the different prices for each date.
(You can buy tickets thru that link, too!)
2. Get the 2022 Groupon deal
Thanks to a deal on Groupon, you can visit Fantasy in Lights on the cheap.
The deal gives you a $10 discount per ticket — but you’re not limited to Value Nights, as explained above. You can also go on a day that has Prime Night pricing.
You can NOT use the deal on dates with Super Prime Night pricing — these include November 25-26, and December 3, 10, 17-24.
The Groupon deal has these options:
* 1 ticket for $24.95
* 2 tickets for $49
* 4 tickets for $95
That’s a savings of about a third off.
As an added bonus, Groupon doesn’t charge extra fees when you checkout.
Note that the Groupon deal may or may not save you any money — it just depends on when you go. If you are taking kids under age 12 and can go on a Value Day, you’ll save money buying in advance on the Callaway ticket page.
Bike Night on Nov. 13th
Experience the magic by two wheels this year during the Fantasy In Lights Bicycle Night. All must have a bicycle light or a helmet light.
Please note that there will be no Jolly Trolleys or personal vehicles operating on this night. Ride is approximately 50 minutes and 7 miles.
Bicycle night tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids age 3-11.
Need to rent a bicycle? You can do that, too.
Know before you go
Your ticket is rain or shine — no refunds if you reserve for the Jolly Trolley and get cold or rainy weather.
You can bring pets with you in your own vehicle, but not in the Jolly Trolley.
It takes about an hour to drive through the light display:
- Trolley rides start on the hour, from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Drive-throughs in your own vehicle start on the half-hour, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Callaway Gardens is located at 17800 U.S. 27 in Pine Mountain, GA.
It is 75 miles south of downtown Atlanta.
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Jennifer Maciejewski says
That’s my guess, too…four $28 tickets for four adults comes to $128ish after tax & fees. The list price is $120 at the gate for four adults, so it could be based on that. For me, I just look at what matches my family’s needs & go with whichever ends up cheaper…sometimes that’s a mix of adult & kid tix on a cheap night, other times it’s a Groupon. ~Jenn
Mike K says
Since the highest price ticket is only $28 – I assume the savings being based on $120 for 4 tickets must take into account fees and taxes?