Christmas light displays are a wonderful part of the holiday season and southeast Alabama has several displays available for families to enjoy close to home. Creating a family tradition with a trip to these great activities will make the Christmas season extra special.
Holiday Spectacular Family Park
Located in Wicksburg, Alabama, this is a family run park that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas along with Santa Claus. Featuring lighted displays, hayrides, attended fire pits for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, visit with Santa, a playground and rocking chairs for your relaxation as the children play, the park has grown in attendance and lights each year. Included are performances by gospel groups and local bands singing the praises of the season and celebrating New Year’s Eve along with fireworks, food, and fellowship. Prices range from $6 to $7 with senior discounts and group prices. For more information and pictures, visit Holiday Spectacular Family Park.
Christmas Tour of Homes in Eufaula Alabama including the Candlelight Tours
Built on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Eufaula developed as a river town early in the 18th century. Many of the old plantation style homes still exist today and have been renovated by their owners. During the Christmas season, the homes are decorated as they were in the Old South and opened to the public for tours during the season. The Mistletoe Market, with homemade crafts and foods related to the season, is open for the tour providing visitors with ideas for decorations and gifts. For more information, visit eufaulapilgrimage.com.
Pioneer Christmas in Troy, Alabama
2489 U.S. Hwy. 231-Get the holidays off to an old-fashioned start with a candlelit walk to the Pioneer Museum’s log church. Enjoy guitar, fiddle and dulcimer players, Christmas carols, baked treats, exhibits. Fee: Free
For more information, visit : troyalabama.travel.
Victorian Christmas at Landmark Park in Dothan, Alabama
Victorian Christmas • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Warm up to some holiday hospitality during an afternoon centered on the pleasures of Christmas’ past. Visitors are invited to sample turn-of-the-century desserts and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider while children try their hand at making traditional Christmas decorations. A circuit-riding preacher will arrive on horseback to deliver a Christmas message at the church. Arts and crafts, holiday music, wagon rides and more. Free admission, visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. For more information, visit landmarkpark.com.