Magic Christmas in Lights

November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed December 25th)

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 22nd year of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2017! In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias.

Magic Christmas in Lights begins on November 24 and runs through December 31, 2017 (closed Christmas Day). Magic Christmas in Lights is open daily from 5 to 9 PM. Tours of the Bellingrath Home are every hour and half hour until 8:30 PM.

Magic Christmas in Lights includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home on Sundays through Thursdays. In addition, guests may purchase hot chocolate on Live Oak Plaza to warm the heart and soul.

Military Mondays are back! Each Monday of Magic Christmas in Lights, military personnel and their immediate families are eligible for a 15% admissions discount on Gardens-only tickets. The dates are Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18.

Magic Christmas in Lights, which made USA Today’s 2014 list of “10 Best Public Light Displays in America,” and American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events of 2016,”  is a family-friendly event for all ages to get everyone into the holiday spirit. After touring the lights, guests will want to have photos taken with Santa and find that perfect holiday present in the popular Bellingrath Gift Shop.



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2017 Event Information

Magic Christmas in Lights Holiday Menu

The Magnolia Cafe will serve hot meals from 4 to 8 PM during the holiday season.

Sunday:Red Beans and Rice with Conecuh Sausage
Cornbread, Soup or Salad and Dessert
$11.95 + tax
Monday: Red Beans and Rice with Conecuh Sausage
Cornbread, Soup or Salad and Dessert
$11.95 + tax
Tuesday: Turkey and Dressing
Baby Lima Beans, Soup or Salad and Dessert
$11.95 + tax
Wednesday: Crawfish Gumbo or Chili with White Rice
Soup or Salad and Dessert
$11.95 + tax
Thursday: Baked Spaghetti, Green Beans,
Roll, Soup or Salad and Dessert
$11.95 + tax
Friday:Fried Catfish, Cheese Grits, Cole Slaw,
Hush Puppies, Soup or Salad and Dessert
$13.95 + tax
Saturday:Fried Shrimp, Tater Tots, Cole Slaw,
Hush Puppies, Soup or Salad and Dessert
$13.95 + tax

Performing groups

Magic Christmas in Lights includes an exciting lineup of performances from musicians and choral groups along the Gulf Coast. Here is the 2017 schedule. 

Date and Time Performing Group
Monday, November 27, 7:00 PMAzalea City Harmony Chorus, Mobile, Ala.
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 PMAlma Bryant High School Choir, Irvington, Ala.
Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 PM Satsuma High School Jazz Band, Satsuma, Ala.
Thursday, November 30, 5:30 PM Clark-Shaw Magnet School Jazz Band, Mobile, Ala.
Thursday, November 30, 6:30 PM Gulfport Madrigals and Women's Ensemble, Gulfport High School, Gulfport, Miss.
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM St. Martin High School Choir, Ocean Springs, Miss.
Sunday, December 3, 6:00 PM Excel Baptist Church Choir, Mobile, Ala.
Monday, December 4, 6:00 PM Biloxi High School Wind Ensemble, Biloxi, Miss.
Monday, December 4, 6:30 PM Allegro singers, UMS-Wright Preparatory Lower School, Mobile, Ala.
Monday, December 4, 7:00 PM Murphy High School Advanced Chorus, Mobile, Ala.
Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 PMAlabama School of Math and Science Choir and Band, Mobile, Ala.
Thursday, December 7, 6:30 PMCitronelle Memorial Baptist Church Christmas Choirs
Thursday, December 7, 7:00 PMThe Austin Singers, Mary B. Austin Elementary School, Mobile, Ala.
Sunday, December 10, 5:30 PMBishop State Community College Choir, Mobile, Ala.
Sunday, December 10, 6 PMFaith Academy's Chamber Singers, Mobile, Ala.
Sunday, December 10, 6:30 PMFairhope Middle and High School Choruses, Fairhope, Ala.
Sunday, December 10, 7:30 PMMobile Christian School Chorus, Mobile, Ala.
Monday, December 11, 6:00 PM St. Luke's Episcopal School Middle and Upper School Choruses, Mobile, Ala.
Monday, December 11, 6:30 PM Pride of Mobile Barbershop Chorus, Mobile, Ala.
Monday, December 11, 7:00 PMPort City Men's Chorus, Mobile, Ala.
Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 PM Baker's Dozen and Belles of Baker Choruses, Baker High School, Mobile, Ala.
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 PM Davidson High School Warrior Sound, Mobile, Ala.
Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 PMVoices of Williamson Chorus, Williamson High School, Mobile, Ala.
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 PMGulf Coast Community Trombone Choir, Mobile, Ala.
Thursday, December 14, 5:30, 6, 6:30 PMVoices of Mobile Opera, Mobile, Ala.