Magic Christmas in Lights

November 29 – December 31, 2019 (Closed December 25th)

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 24th year of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2019! 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 opens on November 29 and continues nightly, rain or shine, through December 31, 2019 (closed Christmas Day). Magic Christmas in Lights is open each night from 5 to 9 p.m. Tours of the Bellingrath Home are every hour and half hour until 8:30 p.m.

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.

The holiday light display has received numerous honors over the years. Magic Christmas in Lights was a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival & Event winner for December 2018. The display was also ranked on USA Today’s 2018 list of “10 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Light Displays,” which was compiled with readers’ online votes, and selected to the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events of 2016.”

Magic Christmas in Lights 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.


  • Special group rates are available for Magic Christmas in Lights. Call 251.459.8986 for information and rates.
  • 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 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
  • Please note: Tickets purchased online are good for any night of Magic Christmas in Lights throughout the 2019 season.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable.

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The Magnolia Room in the Magnolia Café is available for parties for the first few weeks of the season. The rental fee is $500. To book your holiday party, call Shanna Bennett at 251-459-8986.

Holiday meals

The Magnolia Café will be open for evening meals every night from 4 to 8 p.m. during Magic Christmas in Lights. All meals include soup or salad, dessert, and tea or coffee.

Magic Christmas In Lights Menu 2019

All meals come with soup or salad, dessert, tea or coffee.
Chicken and Dumplings
Green Beans
Red Beans and Rice with Conecuh Sausage
Turkey and Dressing with Gravy and Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce
Shrimp Gumbo or Chili with Rice
Garlic Bread
Beef Pot Roast with Rice and Gravy
Green Beans
Fried Shrimp
Cole Slaw
Potatoes Au Gratin
Fried Fish
Cheese Grits
Cole Slaw
Kids Menu Served Nightly:Cheeseburger & Chips with Tea or CapriSun and a Cookie