Thursday, December 15, 2016

'December Nights, Holiday Lights'

Well, my blog friends, I hope you are in the mood for more Christmas lights.

One million lights, to be exact!

We had a Christmas celebration with part of the family last weekend that included a 
 nighttime visit to the Savannah Botanical Gardens and it was, indeed, a Christmas wonderland of color and lights.
First you walked through the Formal Garden, a sea of thousands of little white and gold lights.

At the back of the Formal Garden, you entered a 90 foot tunnel of different colored       lighted hoops.
The blue lights in the back of this display are on individual bamboo stalks in the 
Historical Bamboo Grove.  

These animated angels were taller than I am.

They made beautiful music
for the eyes and ears.

 More bamboo, green this time, with deer.
Crape Myrtle Allee

Every brightly colored tree had tiny sparkling stars projected on the branches.
My favorite!
This area of the gardens is the old agricultural research part.  The orange trees are decorated with orange balls of light and above, the grape arbor is hung with clusters of purple lights reminiscent of the grapes that grow there in summer.


The Orchid House lit from within 

  Season's Greetings from the Family!

(The 2-year old is missing because he could not be corraled in time for the photo!)
P.S. If any of my commenters would like to receive a Christmas card from me, e-mail me your home address.  I would love to send you one!


  1. You know what, in all the time we've lived here we've never visited the Botanical Gardens, loved your photos. My address is Janet Gutierrez
    109 CSS Nashville Lane Richmond Hill GA 31324
    Send me your address.

  2. It's well worth while to take time and visit a place that's well lit up. these people have made detailed plans and then worked had to set it up.

  3. Incredible lights.......... the electricity company will be pleased
    in a financial manner!
    You can send me a 2017 Christmas card - not this 2016 year, at my new address which I have e-mailed
    today to you and a heap of others......... I can't wait to be south of "The River Tweed",
    that is the border line coastal river between NSW and Qld (Gold Coast area).
    Merry Christmas to the Paul and Cynthia families......especially to my little AUSSIE mate, Mason.

  4. Such a gorgeous display of lights. The hospital does one as a fund raiser in Symphony Woods here in Columbia each year. It's drive through not a walking display.

  5. Love the walk through the garden, thanks for sharing.

  6. The lights look lovely in the photos but I bet they were more spectacular in person. Great to see your photos..

  7. A lovely light tour. I always love to see these in winter, it looks like a fairy tale walk. We have to go to Amsterdam for the illuminade walk this week.

  8. Goodness! I've never seen so many lights!! It's beautiful!! I like the family picture too. How would you like to be the one taking down and putting away all those lights.

  9. I'd love card Cynthia but I'm in Australia and i fear you won't send that far...

    1. Molly, I would love to send you a Christmas card! It might be a little late with such a long way to travel but that's okay. Email me your address. By the way, do you have a blog?

  10. Wow! that is beautiful display. I wonder who pays the electricity bill. I wonder how the electricity is made from from fossil fuel or sustainable energy.

  11. This is amazing!! I love Christmas lights :)

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

  12. Just catching up on your posts as I have been away. I can't get enough of the Christmas lights. Your ones look really good.