Hours & Tickets
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last tickets are sold at 4:30 p.m. daily, and the gates are locked at 5 p.m. daily. The Bellingrath Home is open for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are held each half hour and are limited to five people. Tour tickets are sold for specific tour times. The last Home tour tickets are sold at 3:30 p.m.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s normal operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Gardens are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.
Magic Christmas in Lights tickets
Magic Christmas in Lights hours are 5 to 9 p.m. nightly from November 27 to December 31, 2020 (closed Christmas Day). Please note that tickets are sold in one-hour time slots because of precautions related to Covid-19 requirements.
Tickets are nonrefundable.
2020 Ticket Procedures: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. May I purchase tickets when I arrive?
A. Tickets will also be available to purchase in the Entrance Building when you arrive. However, we’re encouraging everyone to purchase online ahead of time so that we will be able to streamline the entrance process. Our Covid-19 guidelines emphasize social distancing and crowd control. For details on our Covid-19 safety precautions, please click here.
Q. How strict are the time stamps?
A. On the busier nights of the Magic Christmas in Lights season, time stamps will be implemented. The online ticket portal makes it easy for ticket holders to change their time stamps if their plans change. We hope to be able to offer flexibility on the nights when we have fewer guests (Sundays through Thursdays).
Q. Are there capacity limits for ticket sales? If we arrive without prepurchased tickets, is there a chance that we won’t be able to get in?
A. We anticipate that there may be capacity limits on the traditionally busy nights of the Magic Christmas in Lights season. We will announce any capacity limits ahead of time on bellingrath.org and on our social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We encourage our guests to check these sites before coming to the Gardens if they choose not to purchase tickets ahead of time. We want to assure our guests that we will make every effort to allow everyone to come and enjoy Magic Christmas in Lights. However, during the pandemic, our safety precautions may lead to situations in which we reach crowd capacity.
Q. What are the best nights to plan our visit in order to avoid crowds?
A. Traditionally, the most popular nights of the season are Friday and Saturdays and the dates closest to Christmas. We advise our guests to plan their visit during the first three weeks of the Magic Christmas in Lights season.
|Adults||Children (ages 5-12)||Children (ages 4 and younger)|
|Gardens & Bellingrath Museum Home Package||$22.00||$14.00||Free|
|Magic Christmas in Lights & Bellingrath Museum Home Package||$25.00||$14.00||Free|
|Magic Christmas in Lights Gardens-Only Package||$16.00||$8.00||Free|
During the months of January and February, Gardens-and-Home combination tickets are discounted to $19.00 for adults (regular fee: $22) and $13.00 for ages 5-12 (regular fee: $14). This discount is also available during the month of August.
Each year on Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday, August 6, residents of Mobile and Baldwin Counties are admitted to the Gardens at no charge.
Military Mondays: A 10% discount on Gardens-only tickets is offered to military personnel and their immediate families on Mondays throughout the year.
Please note that our tickets are nonrefundable.
During your visit, you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Gardens employee or contract photographer. Your attendance serves as permission for the use of your image by the Gardens and its constituents.
- Special group and tour agency rates are available. Call 251.459.8986 for information and rates.
- For the group rate, we require a minimum of 20 people who are 5 years of age or older.
- Tickets must be purchased in one payment via cash, organizational checks or major credit card.
- Reservations must be made at least 8 days in advance.
- Prices are subject to change unless guaranteed with a reservation.
- Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour date.