Tis the season to be jolly!
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Christmas At The Falls in Gadsden
is located in the beautiful Noccalula Falls Park. Offering millions of lights and holiday displays, stroll along the paved trails or take the narrated train ride. Best to do both so you don’t miss anything.
Sip hot chocolate, decorate a cookie, visit Santa; even write a letter to the North Pole dropping it in the special mailbox at the Post Office in the Pioneer Village. For more information visit Noccalula Falls Park.
Galaxy of Lights in Huntsville
is located at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The nearly two-mile driving route is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger than life displays, a twinkling icicle forest, Santa soaring over a winter wonderland, and much, much more. Visit hsvbg.org for more information, hours, and ticket prices.
Christmas In The Park in Arab
is located in the Arab City Park. Offering more than two million lights it’s one of Northeast Alabama’s largest displays. Walking only, so bundle up and stroll through the over-the-top light displays, Tinsel Trail, even visit the Arab Historic Village which has been transformed into Santa’s Village. More info is available at arab-chamber.org.
Winter Wonderland in Cullman
is located at Sportsman’s Lake Park and offers a drive-through of the lights and holiday displays. Snow is guaranteed! Ride the train or take a horse and carriage rides.Sleigh rides are available too! Visit cullmanchamber.org for more information.
No Holiday Lights Tour in North Alabama is complete without a trip to Gilley’s Lights in Ballplay
A unique and truly incredible stop featuring motorized light displays, Gilley’s is a North Alabama tradition. See a dinosaur, Christmas crocodile, life-sized camel, Santa in a helicopter, even Mary churning butter in the manger! Don’t stay in the car here, get out and take a closer look, you won’t be sorry. If you want to read how this got started check out this article from the Gadsden Messenger. Gilley’s is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated. Visit Gilley’s Lights for more information.
Be sure to confirm hours of operation and ticket prices before you go. You’ll love all of the holiday lights in North Alabama.