Best Holiday Light Shows Near & Around Birmingham

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (lights) here in Central Alabama. From the quaint cul-de-sacs of Hoover to the businesses and car dealerships lining Birmingham’s 3rd Avenue, it seems like everyone’s getting into the holiday spirit early this year.


So, why not join them and have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas? It’s the best time of the year. We’re pretty sure we won’t get snow, but your holiday light show tour can still bring loads of cheer. (In other words, add these festive homes and locations to your route this holiday season.)


Photo Credit: Bama Lights


Bama Lights – 8333 W Hill Rd, Pinson, AL

Starting on Thanksgiving night and ending Christmas evening, Bama Lights will have you saying “wow”. One of Central Alabama’s best holiday light shows, this location has their Christmas lights synched to music played on 88.1 FM. 


Make sure you stop by at the beginning to donate to Magic Moments, a non-profit organization that grants non-medical wishes to children with potentially fatal illnesses. So bring some cash and give to a good cause! Check the Bama Lights Facebook page for more details.


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Photo Credit: Birmingham Zoo


Glow Wild at the Zoo - 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to join them for an all-new, larger-than-life illuminated experience. Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration is an extraordinary event that will be held on select nights during the months of November, December, and January.


Guests will be captivated by visually stunning lantern creations of wildlife and fantastical creatures from around the world. 


Purchase your tickets and see available dates here.


Game On Rentals to Stay At: The Loft on Morris Ave, Southside Treasure, The Historic J.M. Corr House, and more!

Photo Credit: Cloutier Christmas Lights


Cloutier Christmas Lights – 5703 Highway 39, Chelsea, AL

The owners in Chelsea spend nearly 2 full months to put together this ENORMOUS Christmas light display. Starting December 1, from 5pm to 10pm, you can drive by and experience the beautiful lights. Tune into 97.1FM to listen to the music these lights are synced to. Also, be sure you check out their Facebook page before driving over to make sure they’re open that night.


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Fill your holidays with family trips and check out the events around the Birmingham area. We hope you choose to stay with us at a Game On BnB short-term rental. Use promo code HOLIDAY for 15% off your stay this December when you stay with us for 3 nights between 

December 1st and January 1st. Book direct on our website.