Magic Christmas in Lights: Celebrating 20 Years of Magic

November 27, 2015 – January 2, 2016 (Closed Christmas and New Year’s Days)

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2015! The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display, which features more than 1,000 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.

The holiday event includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home. In addition, guests may purchase hot chocolate on Live Oak Plaza to warm the heart and soul.

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

20 Years of Magic: 2015 Event Information


Magic Christmas in Lights begins the 20th anniversary celebration on November 27, 2015, and runs through January 2, 2016 (closed Christmas and New Year’s Days). Magic Christmas in Lights is open daily from 5 – 9 PM with tours of the Bellingrath Home are every hour and half hour until 8:30 PM.

Event Tickets

Purchase your tickets in advance online. Click here to purchase tickets.

Guests may purchase tickets daily through January 2, 2016. While you must select an individual date to purchase tickets, all online tickets are valid on any night during Magic Christmas in Lights. Upon arriving, present your ticket at Will Call for admission.


Admission Prices

 Magic Christmas in Lights & Bellingrath Home PackageMagic Christmas in Lights
Adults$24.00 $15.00
Children (ages 5-12)$13.00$7.50
Children (ages 4 and under)FreeFree

Party Tent

For the perfect venue for your holiday event, the Party Tent at Magic Christmas in Lights is available for corporate gatherings, birthday parties and other social functions. It can accommodate up to 160 guests.

Rates and Reservation Information

Magnolia Café Dinner Menu 2015

The Magnolia Café is open for dinner from 4 – 8 PM nightly.

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: Spaghetti Bake, 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

All meals are served with your choice of tea, coffee or water.

Magnolia Café Kids Menu 2015

DailyFried Chicken Tenders with Tater Tots, Roll and Drink$8.95 + tax