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As a prime vacation destination, Orange Beach provides a number of events and activities to enjoy during your stay. On the beach or in town, you’re sure to discover a variety of Orange Beach events as during your Gulf vacation. Find the latest happenings and events in Orange Beach below for a memorable stay at Perdido Beach Resort.

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens

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Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens

From Friday, November 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 November 24, 2017 December 31, 2017 Perdido Beach Resort


Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd. Theodore, AL 36582


$15; $7.50 for ages 5-12; free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger

Event Info

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 22nd season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2017. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three million lights, and 15 scenes, set out on a walking tour throughout the 65-acre Garden estate.

Opening Night is Friday, Nov. 25. The show will continue nightly from 5 - 9 p.m. through New Year's Eve.

Magic Christmas in Lights has become a must-see tradition for visitors from the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Attendance has nearly doubled since 2000, rising from 35,309 that year to 67,736 in 2015. Families enjoy strolling the grounds together, taking holiday photos, drinking cocoa on Live Oak Plaza and visiting Santa Claus in the Magnolia Café.

Many of our guests do not realize that Magic Christmas in Lights is a made-in-Alabama attraction. Each year, the set pieces for the holiday lights are designed and handmade on site by members of Bellingrath’s staff. Two of our employees work full-time all year on the light display.

In 2014, Magic Christmas in Lights was ranked sixth in USA Today’s list of “10 Best Public Light Displays in America,” which was compiled with readers’ online votes. Click here for the link:

Magic Christmas in Lights also includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home, which will be open for tours and decorated in full holiday finery. (The Gardens will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Days.)

The Gift Shop will be fully stocked for the season, and guests may also have their photos taken with Santa Claus in the Magnolia Café each night through Dec. 23. The Magnolia Café will also have extended hours, 4 - 8 p.m., during the season; menus are posted on the website, The Magic Christmas in Lights Party Tent is available to rent for holiday parties.

Military Mondays are back! Active duty military and their immediate relatives will receive a 15 percent discount off regular Gardens admission on each Monday of the Magic Christmas in Lights season.

For details about Magic Christmas in Lights, or to order tickets, visit our website,

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