Celebrate Alabama Makers
Alabama has a lot of talent, especially in the maker community, where creative folk are “making” what they love. Discover their stories and find inspiration for your own pursuits.
Alabama at a Glance
Galaxy of Lights is a magnificent 2.5-mile-long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the 12 days of Christmas.
Enjoy a cherished holiday tradition at Bellingrath's Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the Gardens to view 3 million twinkling lights in 1,100 custom-designed set pieces and 15 scenes.
Each Monday before Christmas, the Candlelight Tour serves as an opportunity for the public to view the Governor's Mansion holiday decor, enjoy live choir performances and sample Alabama-made goods at the gift shop. During the tours, rooms open to the public, which include the main entrance, dining room, sitting room, sun room and more, feature holiday decor by volunteer designers from around the state.
Downtown Mobile welcomes over 50,000 people each New Year's Eve for an evening of celebratory activities leading up to the giant 600 pound electric MoonPie drop, laser light show and fireworks at midnight! Come be part of the celebration that begins with the cutting of the world's largest edible MoonPie, followed by a second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band.