Where Can I See Christmas Lights in Birmingham AL? 2023

The Christmas season is here! If you’re looking for places to see Christmas lights in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area, then you’re in luck! In this post we’re going to share with you our top favorite places to see Christmas lights in the Birmingham area. Go with family, friends, or loved ones and enjoy the holiday season!

Vulcan Park and Museum


December 12th, 2023 – 25th, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on select nights

This annual event for the holiday lights is at the top of Birmingham, so enjoy the view. The Vulcan is a popular spot in the Birmingham area, so don’t miss out on this nightly show! In addition to holiday lights there will be music, food, hot chocolate, and even photos with Santa! Plan your trip today.

Birmingham Zoo

Glow Wild 2023: An Animal Lantern Celebration

November 17th, 2023 – January 15th, 2024 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on select nights

If you haven’t celebrated Christmas at the zoo before, then now is the time to start.  The Birmingham Zoo knows how to celebrate every occasion, and Christmas is no different. 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! Enjoy the holiday animal display lights as you stroll through the zoo.

Lights of Noel

November 17th, 2023 – January 1st, 2024 – open daily at 5:00 pm


Get a dose of holiday lights on this drive-thru holiday light show! Stay warm, listen to Christmas music as you drive, and enjoy the beautiful holiday lights as you drive.


Linn Park

Regions Center

The Summit

Birmingham has iconic Christmas lights downtown, which are the Regions Center building and lights at Linn Park. You can’t miss these huge displays while driving around the city. While you’re downtown, enjoy the lights under the bridge as well – head over to CityWalk and walk under the lights. There are plenty of places to grab a drink or eat while you’re there.

The next spot to see are the Christmas decorations at The Summit. Enjoy all of the decorations while you shop or grab some dinner with family and friends!

Christmas Lights Outside the Birmingham Area

While Birmingham offers plenty of Christmas lights to view, if you and your family are looking to see Christmas lights outside of the Birmingham area, then here are some popular close-by options that aren’t too far of a drive.

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Galaxy of Lights 2023

November 17th, 2023 – December 31st, 2023 from 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm – purchase ticket time slots in advance


The Galaxy of Lights is the main event that you want to make a trip for! 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 are bike nights and dog walk nights! Check out the website for more details and plan your trip!

While you’re in Huntsville, make time to walk the Tinsel Trail downtown at Big Spring Park! This trail of Christmas trees opens on November 24th, 2023 and runs through December 31st, 2023. Check out more about this Christmas festivity here: http://tinseltrail.com  

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

November 17th, 2023 – December 31st, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Get everyone in the car to enjoy the Christmas lights this year at this drive-thru even at Toyota Field. Enjoy the holiday lights while you’re warm in your car!

Christmas at the Falls in Gadsden

From November 23rd, 2023 –  December 31st, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


This event hosts millions of Christmas lights all throughout the park, and it is certainly a Christmas event not to be missed! See it for yourself this holiday season and enjoy the lights and holiday decorations. Walk or take the train ride through the park and enjoy the food vendors while you’re there.

Which Christmas Lights are Your Favorite?

There are so many places in and around Birmingham that you can go to get into the holiday season! Do you know of a place that we didn’t mention? If so, share with us your favorite Christmas Lights in the Birmingham area in the comments below.

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 for information on Birmingham, Alabama real estate by Dianna Howell, top real estate agent.

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