During this holiday season in Alabama, visitors flock to Dauphin Island. You can be one of them too and stay at Dauphin Island Beach Rentals while enjoying nearby attractions like Bellingrath Gardens. Their award winning outdoor Magic Christmas in Lights has been delighting visitors for 26 years and is only 30 minutes by car in Theodore.
Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens
This holiday event spans the entire 65-acre estate with 3 million lights and 1,100 props displayed throughout 16 Christmas scenes. So you’re truly walking through Alabama’s winter wonderland.
The Bellingrath Gardens’ House’s interior is decorated as well will traditional holiday decor and an army of poinsettias. Be sure to catch a tour of the house; tours run every hour and a half until 8:30 pm.
- Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased online.
- The Magnolia Cafe serves hot evening meals from 4pm to 8pm and a gift shop is open until 9pm.
- Magic Christmas in Lights runs from November 26 to January 5 and is open from 5-9pm nightly. Santa will be there every night through December 23. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Tip: While waiting for your turn for a house tour, purchase a cup of hot cocoa and listen to the nighty choir performance on the south side of the house.
Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Lights Recognition
This child friendly festival ceases to be an all-time favorite Christmas tradition. Over the years, Bellingrath Gardens Lights have received many awards and honors.
- Top 20 Festival & Events by the Southeast Tourism Society.
- USA Today’s list of “10 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Light Displays.”
- “Top 100 Events of 2016,” by American Bus Association.
Dauphin Island Beach Rentals
After purchasing your tickets, reserve your stay at Dauphin Island Beach Rentals. We have holiday rentals to accommodate every guest. Looking for a vacation rental with a pool? We can help with that. You’re traveling with your furry best friend? We have pet-friendly rentals too! Talk to our friendly staff today at 800-771-1480, and we’ll make sure you find the vacation rental of your dreams. Happy holidays!