Christmas lightsHere is your list of the best Christmas Lights Displays in Alabama for 2016!

We will continue to add locations up through Christmas so be sure to get out and enjoy some of the festive spirit in your area! If you know of a community, commercial or residential lighting display that we should include, be sure to let us know!

Displays with an asterisk (*) have been confirmed for 2016:





Christmas in Candyland*
Court Square
(near Church and East 3 Notch Streets)
Andalusia, Alabama
Every weekend in December
This is a VERY cool event!  Candyland Christmas Village on the square, ice skating, snow, lights around the square and more!
Hours:  See link below.
Cost:     Square admission is free.
More information:



Christmas In the Park*
November 25, 2016 to December 31, 2016
(Santa in the Park Fri. & Sat. Through Dec. 17th $5 per person)
Cost: Free
More Information:


Bellingrath Gardens

Please see Theodore.



Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari *
Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, Alabama
December 9-11, 16-23, & 26-31.
Synchronized light shows, hayrides, train rides, ice skating rink and much more.
Hours:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost:  Zoo members admitted free, non-members $8 (All you can ride wrist band is $12)
More Information:

Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour*
Avondale Brewing Company
201 41st St. South
Birmingham, Alabama
Two-hour bus tour of amazing Christmas displays.
December 11, 13, 14
Hours:     5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:      This event has passed for this year.

Winter Wonderland and the Magic of Model Trains*
McWane Science Center
200 19th St. North
Birmingham, Alabama
Ice slide, train rides, model train exhibit and more. This is an indoor event, but lots of fun.
December 1 – December 31.
Hours:     See link below.
Cost:       See link below.
More information:

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland*
Birmingham Race Course
1000 John Rogers Drive
Birmingham, Alabama
Drive-through holiday light show with synchronized music.
November 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Hours:  Dusk – 10 p.m. nightly
Cost:     Cars or Family Vans $25; Activity Van or Mini Bus $50, Limo $50, Tour/School Bus $80.
More information:


Landry Home Residential Lights*
441 Waterford Cove Trail
Calera, Alabama 35040
More than 50,000 lights make this amazing residential display a must see! The lights continue a tradition started by Pelham residents David and Barbara Phillips
Nightly through December 26, 2016
Hours:  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Drive by and enjoy!

North Pole Express and Santa Special*
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
1919 Ninth Street
Calera, Alabama
Train rides, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling & more!
Ends December 17.
Hours: This event has passed for 2016
Cost: This event has passed for 2016
More information:



Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show*
DeSoto Caverns
5181 DeSoto Caverns Parkway
Childersburg, Alabama
Christmas story told in a spectacular of lasers, lights, sound and water.
November 27 – December 24
Hours:     10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:



Winter Wonderland*
Sportsman Lake Park
1544 Sportsman Lake Road
Cullman, Alabama
December 2 – December 23
Drive-through Christmas light spectacular, lighted displays and more!
Hours:     Weekdays 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Weekends 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:     $5 per vehicle (Christmas Express Train is $3 extra)
More information:



Christmas on the River*
Downtown Riverfront Area
Demopolis, Alabama
November 30 – Christmas
Lighted displays along the riverfront.
Hours:  Nightly
Cost:     Free



(Also see Wicksburg!)

Christmas on Oakwood*
102 & 105 Oakwood Drive
Dothan, Alabama
Magnificent residential display put on by neighbors in the Westbrook Subdivision (behind Publix on US 84 West). Lights are choreographed to music that you can hear on your car radio at 98.1 FM.
Hours: Nightly 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
More information:



Fairhope’s Magical Christmas*
Fairhope, Alabama
All December
Downtown Fairhope is lit up for Christmas!
Hours:   Nightly
Cost:     Free
More information:



Let It Snow! A Winter Wonderland Exhibit *
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, Alabama
November 12th – December 31st
The Chan Gallery is transformed into a snowy, winter wonderland where children can toss
snowballs, ride a snow slide, built a snowman and even make snow angels. In conjunction with the
Festival of the Trees.
Hours:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $8
More Information:

Christmas at the Falls*
Noccalula Falls Park
1500 Noccalula Road
Gadsden, Alabama
Holiday lights, train rides, animals and more.
November 24, 2016 –
Hours:     5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:     $6 per person (under 4 admitted free)
More information:



Galaxy of  Lights *
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama
Thanksgiving – New Year’s Eve
Called North Alabama’s favorite holiday attraction, Galaxy of Lights is one of the top lighting events
in the South.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost:  $25 per car (or $20 per car up to 10 people with $3 for each additional person). $1 off with
donation of coats, gloves, blankets and canned goods for the less fortunate. $5 donation for military with ID.
More Information:

Santa Train and North Star Limited*
North Alabama Railroad Museum
694 Chase Road
Huntsville, Alabama
December 2, 3, 9, 10
Train rides, lights, visits with Santa and more.
Hours:  This event has passed for 2016
Cost:     This event has passed for 2016
More information:



Christmas Card Lane*
Church & Front Streets
Madison, Alabama
Lighted jumbo Christmas cards with holiday themes! Sponsored by the Madison Arts Council.
December 1 – December 31
Hours:  Nightly
Cost:     Free
More information:



(For Bellingrath Gardens, please look see listings for Theodore)

Christmas Nights of Lights*
Hank Aaron Stadium
755 Bolling Bros. Blvd.
Mobile, Alabama 36606
November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Over 1,000,000 LED lights synchronized to Christmas music that plays through your car radio as you drive through!
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:     $6 per person (Kids 3 and under admitted free)
More information:



Christmas Lights Festival *
Montgomery Zoo
2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, Alabama
December 1-4, 8-11, 15-31
An annual tradition in the Montgomery area, the zoo lights up with hundreds of thousands of lights
and visitors can walk the pathways, ride the train or even take the Zoofari Skylight to see the lights
from above!
Hours:  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5 admission for ages 3 and above (skylift ride is $5 extra). Pictures with Santa are free.
More Information:

Cruising with Santa* (Over for 2016)
Harriott II Riverboat
Leaves from dock near Riverwalk Amphitheater
255 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama
December 2 – December 17
Two-hour cruise aboard a paddlewheel riverboat with Santa Claus!
Hours:     See link below.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:



Palisades Park
1225 Palisades Parkway
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
December 1 – 31     Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Drive through thousands of Christmas lights in unique displays by a variety of individuals and organizations who have come together to brighten your Christmas season.
Hours: 5pm – 9pm
Cost: Free but donations are accepted
More information:


Orange Beach

Winter at the Wharf*
The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, Alabama
Outdoor ice rink, Holiday Spectra light show, petting zoo, camel rides and more!
November 25 – December 31
Hours:  See link below for more information.
Cost:     See link below for more information.
More information:



The popular Red Fox Drive lights from Pelham have moved to Calera. Check the Calera listing for more information.



Arctic Express & Lights!*
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley Street
Silverhill, Alabama 36576
November 25 – December 24
Ride a real steam train through the park, over 1,000,000 lights, artificial snow and more!
Hours:  4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:     $15 per person plus tax (kids 2 and under admitted free)
More information:



Magic Christmas in Lights *
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Theodore, Alabama
November 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016 (Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)
Beautiful lights adorn Bellingrath Gardens every holiday season. Visitors can stroll through lighting
displays in the 65 acre gardens, visit the decorated Bellingrath Home, enjoy special performances,
check out the gift shop and even have their photos taken with Santa.
Hours:  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission:  See Link Below
More Information:



Christmas Lights*
Downtown area
Thomasville, Alabama
Downtown area is illuminated for Christmas.
Hours:     Nightly
Cost:        Free



Christmas on the Coosa*
Gold Star Park
South Main Street
Wetumpka, Alabama
Christmas tree, Christmas lights and more.
Hours:     See link below.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:



Holiday Spectacular*
1768 Hubbard Road
Newton, Alabama (Wicksburg Community)
December 1st – December 31st
Over 14,000,000 lights illuminate a spectacular walk-through family park with multiple scenes,
Santa Claus, petting zoo and a life-size Nativity scene.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Lights out at 10 p.m.)
Admission: $7
More Information:


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  1. Kristie Landry

    Another over the top Christmas Light display in Alabama. 441 Waterford Cove Trail, Calera, AL 35040

    • Administrator

      Awesome! We will get them added. Thank you!

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