WATCH THIS: Longwood Gardens Transforms Into Christmas in Under Two Minutes

It’s a magical and majestic holiday tradition for many people in the Philadelphia area: Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square puts on a killer Christmas light show, with a host of gorgeous trees, florals, and plants all decked out for the season.

But did you ever wonder how much work it takes to make all of the holiday grandeur come to life?

A time lapse video produced by the Longwood Gardens folks two years ago shows, in under two minutes, how a huge workforce transforms the iconic Conservatory into the Christmas wonderland everyone loves and adores. However, don’t be fooled: it isn’t as effortless as the video makes it look. In fact, the Gardens actually has to close down the Conservatory for two days so expert landscape artists can work around the clock to transform the space.

Take a look at the video below, and then take a trip over to Kennett Square to see it for yourself. The Conservatory re-opens on Thanksgiving Day for holiday explorers who want to get the first look.