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Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL

Updated on July 10, 2011

If you find yourself in Mobile, Alabama during the holiday season, be sure to set aside an evening to attend Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in Mobile, Alabama.

Every year, the 65 acre grounds of this lovely garden estate attraction are transformed into a winter wonderland from the weekend after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve.

Light Displays in Bellingrath Gardens

During the Magic Christmas in Lights event, hundreds of displays featuring more than three million holiday lights are set up throughout the grounds.

Visotors will delight in being able to stroll through the grounds after dark, taking in sparking light displays set up in a variety of themes. The floral displays are also decorated with many poinsettias, providing for even more holiday cheer.

Holiday Spirit at the Bellingrath Home

The Bellingrath Home is also outfitted with beautiful seasonal decorations. Visitors can take a guided tour that provides them with insights into what life would have been like during the Christmas season in decades past, when the Bellingrath family called the estate home.

Additionally, every evening throughout Magic Christmas in Lights, live holiday music performances are held at the Home's south Terrace.

Additional Magic Christmas in Lights Features

  • Santa spends his evenings at Magic Christmas in Lights so that guests can have photographs taken with him.
  • Guests can browse the Bellingrath Gardens and Home gift shop for souvenirs and to locate lovely holiday gifts for some of the folks on their holiday shopping lists.
  • The Magnolia CafĂ© at Bellingrath Gardens and Homes serves a full meal every evening during the Magic Christmas in Lights event (additional fee).
  • The Magic Christmas in Lights Party Tent is available for private parties for groups of up to 160 people the event. Advance reservations are required. Private party availability sells out early, so make plans as soon as possible if you are interested in this. (additional fee)

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Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582, USA
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Want to Attend Magic Christmas in Lights?

Event Details

The Magic Christmas in Lights event at Bellingrath Gardens and Homes in Mobile, AL is open from the weekend after Thanksgiving through December 31 from 5 pm until 9 pm, with the exception of December 25 when it is closed. You can purchase tickets ahead of time at participating Regions Bank branches throughout the city. Tickets can also be purchased at the event during its operating hours.

Need Additional Information?

To learn more about Magic Christmas in Lights, or Bellingrath Gardens and Home in general, see or call 800-247-8420.)

How to Get There

It's easy to get to Bellingrath Gardens from Interstate 10. You will need to take exit 15A, which is the Highway 90/Thedore exit. Upon leaving the interstate, you will need to go approximately two miles down Highway 90 to Bellingrath Road, where you will need to turn left. There is a billboard for Bellingrath Gardens and Home located beside the turn. Stay on Bellingrath Road for six miles until you reach the entrance to the attraction. Turn left to enter the parking area.


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    Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

    Gyah!! Christmas light displays are my favorite!! Very cool.