Christmas Lights in Birmingham Alabama
7 Places to see Christmas Lights in Birmingham, Alabama

The holidays are officially here! Now that Thanksgiving is over we can finally all celebrate the Christmas season without any reservations. In this post we’re going to share with you seven of our top favorite places to see Christmas lights in the Birmingham area. 

Vulcan Park and Museum

Magic of Lights

December 8th – 23rd from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


This is the second annual event for the holiday lights at the top of Birmingham. The Vulcan is a popular spot in the Birmingham area, so don’t miss out on this nightly show!

Birmingham Zoo

ZooLight Safari

December 6th – 8th, 13th – 23rd, and the 26th – 30th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Birmingham Zoo knows how to celebrate every occasion. There will be Christmas music, smores, crafts, and more in addition to the holiday lights. It’s the perfect family friendly event for the season!


Linn Park

Regions Center

The iconic Christmas lights downtown come from both Linn Park and the Regions Center building. You can’t miss these huge displays while driving around the city.

The Summit

November 22nd at 5:00 pm – the holidays


Although there are no shows, the Summit is a Christmas sight to see! Enjoy all of the decorations while you shop or grab some dinner with family and friends!

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Mountain Brook Village

Mountain Brook Village Downtown

December 8th – New Years


The big holiday parade will take place on December 8th, but the lights are there to stay throughout the holiday season! Go out and enjoy the Christmas decorations in this beautiful town. 

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

November 15th – January 5, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


This is a drive through Christmas light event! Get everyone in the car to enjoy the Christmas lights this year.

Richardson Family Christmas Light Show


This family sure knows how to decorate! The Richardson Family puts on a show every Christmas season. They even have a radio station you can tune into to that syncs up with the light display! Be sure to drive by this home to see what the fuss is all about.

Outside of Bham: 

Of course, while Birmingham offers plenty of Christmas lights to view, here are our top favorites outside of the Bham area.

Christmas at the Falls in Gadsden

From Thanksgiving through January 5th, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


There are lights all throughout the park, and it is certainly a Christmas event not to be missed! See it for yourself this holiday season.

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Galaxy of Lights

November 29th – December 31st from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


This huge display is a sight to see! Holiday lights are displayed all around the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. This event can be walked through or driven through during certain times. There arebike nights and dog walk nights! Check out the website for more details and plan your trip!

Also, if you’re heading to Huntsville for the Christmas lights, don’t forget to check out Tinsel Trail downtown at Big Spring Park! This trail of Christmas trees opens on Friday, November 29th. Check out more about this Christmas festivity here: http://tinseltrail.com 

Which Christmas Lights are Your Favorite?

It’s no surprise that there are plenty of places in Birmingham that you can go to get into the holiday season! Share with us your favorite Christmas Lights are in the Birmingham area.

If you’re new to the Birmingham area and have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Dianna Howell with The Howell Group: 205-568-5435 or dianna.howell@kw.com

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