The Atlanta Botanical Garden attracts both tourists and natives with its unique art, plant exhibitions, flowers, and conservation education, but during the holiday season there is an even heavier flow of visitors that come to the garden. From November 16 to January 4, the garden features a "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights" every single night where friends and family can take a stroll through a twinkling winter wonderland of one million lights. The exhibition features the Edible Garden, the Radiant Rainforest, Brilliant Bugs, the Bear Family in the Fuqua Orchid Center, and more. The smell of fresh flowers fills your senses as the sweet smell of hot chocolate and champagne whip right by you. At the same time, the sound of joyful holiday music can be heard from every inch of the garden. The fire pits act as the perfect spot for families to warm up while enjoying the sticky, gooey, fun of making some mouthwatering s'mores. All the employees wear a light-hearted attitude and an enthusiasm for the amazing displays throughout the garden. The chilly winter breeze can be uncomfortable, but one can't help but smile at the breathtaking array of lights and the mixture of old couples cuddling on a bench or small children laughing while dancing and playing tag around the exhibition. A woman loses her phone and her wallet along the trail, but finds it five minutes later because a kind gentleman had found it and called her to return the lost possessions. A perfect example of the uplifting ambiance one can experience at the "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights". A hidden treasure located in Midtown that seems to have been discovered by families and the older community, but hasn't quite entered into the social circle of teenagers and college students. It acts as a place for a diverse range of ages and backgrounds to come together and enjoy one small aspect of the holidays. By taking a deeper look into the exhibition of lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, I've discovered the beauty behind the holidays. Maybe it's the lights, maybe it's the hot chocolate, or the snow, but for some reason, they bring out the best in us. The sense of community and genuine happiness that one can sense at the "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights" is nothing short of amazing.