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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2013

Huntsville Botanical Garden extends Galaxy of Lights

HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN                                                            December 10, 2013

Contact:
Carol Casey
Director of Marketing
(256) 830-4447 ext. 290
ccasey@hsvbg.org 

For immediate release

HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN EXTENDS THE GALAXY OF LIGHTS SEASON

Huntsville, Ala. – The Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights is celebrating its 18th season and now you’ll have more chances to brighten up your holiday. The Garden is extending Galaxy of Lights until January 4th, 2014.

The Garden has been transformed into a dazzling display of lights in celebration of the holiday season. Galaxy of Lights is a magnificent holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen, the twelve days of Christmas and more. New exhibits will delight this year including Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Golfer Hitting from a Sand Trap and a Fisherman Landing a Bass. Other surprises are in-store as existing displays are re-worked and transformed. In all, visitors will be treated to 170 lighted displays.

“So many people love lighting up their holiday season with Galaxy that we wanted to extend the season and give more chances to be part of what’s ‘glowing’ on at the Garden,” said Carol Casey, Director of Marketing. “Extending Galaxy into the new year lets people visit and re-visit their favorites.”

Drive-through nights are nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through January 4, 2014. Admission for drive through is $20 per car, cash or check. A $1 discount per car is available for donated canned food, paper product, pet food, children’s book, warm coat, or Toy for Tots. Members can purchase discounted tickets in advance at the Shoppe at the Garden.

Galaxy of Lights has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event for many years.  It has also been included on the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events, and was named Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association’s Event of the Year in 2003. To hear the story of the first Galaxy of Lights, visit www.hsvbg.org/behindthemagic.

HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Huntsville Botanical Garden is located at 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville, AL, is open year-round and features the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house, a picture-perfect aquatic garden, spectacular nature trails, numerous specialty gardens – including an interactive children’s garden - and a variety of plant collections. This beautiful 112-acre Garden is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization run by only 35 employees and over 2600 active volunteers. With five distinct festivals each year; Beaks and Barks, Spring Festival of Flowers, Summer Butterfly House, Fall Scarecrow Trail and Holiday Galaxy of Lights, you’ll soon see why we say there’s Always Something Growing On at Huntsville Botanical G