Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

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wendell scott Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Georgia native Wendell Scott is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital/Broadcast Journalism. Wendell's love for adventure with a local flair has taken him from performing at Stone Mountain Park to working in various media outlets around Georgia. Recently, he completed hosting and producing the nation's first college daytime talk show, The Wendell Show ( for three years. He loves horror films, sour gummi worms and anything James Franco. Follow him on Twitter: @TheWendellShow. Or if you want to chat, shoot him an email at

A common Scott Family tradition after Thanksgiving dinner summed up in three steps:

  • Clean up the kitchen while still chomping on a turkey leg
  • Fall asleep on the couch while watching home videos
  • Enjoy the rest of the night being dazzled by holiday lights at Lake Lanier

Okay, maybe the first two were just part of my own tradition, but still! One thing I will always cherish each year is seeing those sparkling holiday lights while sipping on a cup of lukewarm apple cider. And this year, I think we’ve found a new place!

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is being transformed into a colorful wonderland with Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. It starts November 17th and runs through January 15th, so you’ve got plenty of time to see these amazing lights.

Now this is only the second year that the celebration has taken place at the Botanical Gardens, but they promise to shine,  sparkle, and most of all–impress. There are over 1 million lights–either LED bulbs or low-energy consumption products. They’ve got more than lights though. Expect to see some very vibrant characters along the way that will surely make your night a little more magical. Can’t you smell the holiday season?

Tickets are on sale now. If you’d to purchase or find out more information, check out: 

Okay, I promise when I go to this I won’t have a turkey leg in hand.

–Wendell Scott

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