Christmas lightsHere is your list of the best Christmas Lights Displays in Alabama for 2017!

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 2017:





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 24 – December 31,  2017
(Santa in the Park, Friday & Saturday through December 17, $5 per person).
Cost:        Free
More information:


Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari *
Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, Alabama
December 5-7, 12-14, 18-23, and 26-31 from 5-9pm.
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 $10 (plus tax)
More Information:

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland *
Birmingham Race Course
1000 John Rogers Drive
Birmingham, Alabama
Drive-through holiday light show synchronized to music, plus New Santa’s Beach Party displays this year!
November 17,  2017 – January 7, 2018
Hours: Dusk – 10 p.m. nightly
Cost: Cars or Family Vans $25; Activity Van or Mini Bus $40, Limo $40, Tour/School Bus $80.
More information:

Holidays @McWane featuring 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.
November 18 – January 7
Hours:   Weekday Hours . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Hours . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Hours . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Closed New Year’ s Day, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day
Cost:     Adventure Hall Only        $13/Adult           $9/Kids
IMAX Only                         $9/Adult              $8/Kids
Combo Ticket                    $18/Adult            $13/Kids
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 12, 13, and 14
Hours:     5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Christmas Fantasyland *
640 County Road 128
Calera, Alabama
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, 2017
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!
Fridays, Nov. 17, 24 Dec. 1, 8, 15
Saturdays Nov. 18, 25 Dec. 2, 9, 16
Sundays Nov. 19, 26 Dec. 3,
Sunday December 10th
Hours: 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm (No 6:30 ride Dec 10th)
Cost: $27 Coach Class, Live entertainer $37, First class $47
More information:


Christmas At The Cave*
DeSoto Caverns
5181 DeSoto Caverns Parkway
Childersburg, Alabama
Christmas story told in a spectacular of lasers, lights, sound and water.
Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16

Friday, December 22

Saturday, December 23
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: ADULTS – $20, CHILDREN – $15 (Ages 4-11), AGES 3 AND UNDER – Free
More information:



Winter Wonderland (Waiting on Information)
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 (Waiting on Information)
Downtown Riverfront Area
Demopolis, Alabama
November 30 – Christmas
Lighted displays along the riverfront.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:          Free
More Information:


(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.
November 24-December 31

Hours: Nightly 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
More information:


Fairhope’s Magical Christmas*
Fairhope, Alabama
November 16th-December 31
Downtown Fairhope is lit up for Christmas!
Hours:   Nightly
Cost:     Free
More information:


Let It Snow! A Winter Wonderland Exhibit  (Waiting on Information)
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, Alabama
November 12st – 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,  2017 –
Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $6 per person (under 4 admitted free)
More information:


Galaxy of  Lights (Waiting on Information)
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.
Special Event: Parade December 2 in downtown Gadsden
More Information:


North Alabama Railroad Museum*
694 Chase Road
Huntsville, Alabama
December 2 and 9
Train rides, lights, visits with Santa, and more in approximately 30 minutes.
Hours:   12:00, 1:30, 3:00 P.M.

Cost:      See website below
More information:


Christmas Card Lane (Waiting on Information)
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 see Theodore)

Christmas Nights of Lights *
Hank Aaron Stadium
755 Bolling Bros. Blvd.
Mobile, Alabama 36606
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
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. – 10:00 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 1-3, 7-10, and 14-31
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: 2017

Holidays on the Harriott II *
Harriott II Riverboat
Leaves from dock near Riverwalk Amphitheater
255 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16

Two-hour cruise aboard a paddlewheel riverboat with Santa Claus!
Hours:    6:30 p.m. Cruises – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m
Cost:     Adult Dinner – $48, Child Dinner (3-12 years) $38
More information:


Palisades Park Lights *
1225 Palisades Parkway
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
December 1 – 31 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Santa will be present December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 22
Drive through thousands of Christmas lights in unique displays by a variety of individuals and
organizations that come together to lighten up your Christmas season!
Hours:        5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:        Free but donations are accepted
More Information:

Orange Beach

Winter at the Wharf (Waiting on information)
The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, Alabama
Outdoor ice rink, Holiday Spectra light show, petting zoo, camel rides and more!
November 28 – December 31
Hours: See link below for more information.
Cost: See link below for more information.
More information:


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


Arctic Express & Lights! (Waiting on Information)
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: 2017.jpg


Magic Christmas in Lights  *
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Theodore, Alabama
November 24,  2017 – December 31,  2017 (Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)
Beautiful lights adorn Bellingrath Gardens every holiday season. You 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 your photo taken with Santa.
Hours:  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Just see the lights Adults $15.00, Children $7.50

See lights and tour museum Adults $24.00, Children $13.00

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, wakeboarding Santa, fireworks, and more.
December 5 – 31st

December 9th Christmas on the Coosa event 7:00am- 6:00pm
Hours:   See link below.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:


Holiday Spectacular (Waiting on Information)
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

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