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Christmas Lights at Bellingrath Gardens, Alabama

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Grab a cup of hot chocolate, turn on some Christmas music, and “stroll” through my gallery of photos from Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama. Information on how you can visit Bellingrath Gardens for its 3 million lights display is at the bottom of this post. Enjoy.

giant christmas light wreath
The entrance to the building to purchase admission to Bellingrath Gardens.
water, courtyard, and lights at Bellingrath Gardens
Courtyard in Bellingrath Gardens. Such a warm, magical scene.
Three swans made of Christmas lights sitting on a lake
Three swans floating atop a perfectly reflective lake.

Christmas trees made of blue and green lights

Two angels made of Christmas lights and a fountain

abstract blue and white lights hanging from a tree
Strands of lights hanging from tall oak trees.
starfish made of Christmas lights and other sea creatures
Starfish lying on the ocean floor of an “Under the Sea” themed light display.
Christmas lights in a sea theme
Walking through an ocean of lights…
Blurred Christmas lights in the shape of a heart
These lights were actually balls of lights hanging in a tree. It wasn’t apparent that they were forming the shape of a heart until I took the picture intentionally out of focus.

Blue and green Christmas trees made of lights

Multi-colored tree of lights and silhouette of a woman
My friend’s silhouette as she takes a photo of the multi-colored tree.
Mobile Alabama skyline lit up in red and green
Even the lights of the Mobile, Ala. skyline were red and green for Christmastime.

Tips to Know Before You Go

Bottomline: Definitely go see the lights. I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of Christmas lights, and I have never before seen a display quite this extensive. Be aware that is very extensive…expect to walk a lot and have your head spin with how many lights there are. It was a tad bit overwhelming at times; I was definitely tired at the end of it. I didn’t do the additional tour of the Bellingrath Home, so I don’t know what it’s like, but I imagine most people would be too tired to do the lights show and the home tour.

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    Magic Christmas in Lights Only

    Adults (13 and older): $15.00

    Children (Ages 5-12): $7.00

    Children 4 and Under: Free

    Magic Christmas in Lights and Bellingrath Home Tour

    Adults (13 and Older): $24.00

    Children (Ages 5-12): $13.00

    Children 4 and under: Free

    Save Money: You can buy discounted tickets at participating Regions Banks and the Urban Emporium in downtown Mobile, Ala. Consider bringing your own water and hot chocolate too, as the line to get any food or drinks at Bellingrath is ridiculously long.

    Time: Allot about 1 hour and 30 minutes to walk the entire place.

    Hours of Operation: Open daily through Dec. 31st, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and closed Dec. 25th.   Tours of the Bellingrath Home are every hour and half hour until 8:30 p.m.

    Parking: Parking is free, but it can be extremely packed, especially if you go on a weekend. They have parking lot attendants who will direct you where to go.

    What’s nearby: Um…not much. There are a few down-home, southern, mom and pop restaurants. And then some abandoned shacks. My friend and I ended up getting dinner in Mobile, which is about 30 minutes away.

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