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'Garden Lights, Holiday Nights' lights up the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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The Atlanta Botanical Garden has brought back its dazzling light display for 2012, and it's lighting up the night sky in Midtown.

In its second year, "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights" opens on Saturday and runs through Jan. 5.

The exhibit includes more than 1 million LED lights, which blanket the garden's 30 acres. The LED lights use 80 percent less electricity than incandescent lights and last up to five years longer. In addition, the garden is using green energy from Georgia Power to power the exhibit, including solar energy and biomass.

This year, the display includes several new features, including "Liquid Lights," a glowing water fountain, and a swirling light feature modeled after Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting.

Other family-friendly features include the "Orchestral Orbs," a holiday music light display; model trains, fire pits for roasting marshmallows and Lumina Sparkles, a mysterious sprite who you'll find in the garden each night between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.   

There's also something extra for the adults. Beginning every night at 8 p.m., the Glow Bar opens up in the Edible Garden, where specialty holiday cocktails are available.

For more information on Garden Lights, Holiday Nights or to purchase tickets, click here.

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