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Huntsville 'Galaxy of Lights' underway with some changes due to pandemic

Our team went out to get an early look at this year's "Galaxy of Lights" display. We asked what changes visitors could see this year during the pandemic.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Galaxy of Lights holiday event at the Huntsville Botanical Garden opens up on Friday, Nov. 13.

In celebration of the events 25th anniversary, the garden said a new, immersive experience has been added to the route for Walking Nights including modern lighting technology and special effects.

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“This is a milestone year for Galaxy of Lights, and we are thrilled to be celebrating with our community and volunteers in a really special way,” said Rebecca Turk, director of learning and public engagement at the Garden. “Galaxy has evolved greatly over the past 25 years, and this anniversary celebration will bring together the past, present, and future by introducing new elements into the Galaxy experience that guests know and love. It is a year to honor the past, cherish the present, and look ahead into the next 25 years of the beloved tradition that is Galaxy.” 

This year's event has been adapted to comply with health and safety guidelines set by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The event will run from Friday, Nov. 13, through Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be pre-purchased or purchased on arrival.

To buy tickets or find more information, click here.

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