Bellingrath Gardens Lights up the Night with Holiday Tradition

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Bellingrath Gardens Lights up the Night with Holiday Tradition

By: Kelly Woodard

The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights. Kicking off this Friday and running nightly through December 31
st, this family event allows guests to stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 928 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate. The Bellingrath Home is decorated in whimsical holiday décor while poinsettias encompass the Gardens.
Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home, and don’t miss your chance to have your picture made with Santa. Bellingrath’s specialty gift shop is also stocked with unique handmade crafts and gifts perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Supper is served nightly in the Magnolia Cafe from 4 pm to 8 pm. Experience the entire spirit of the holiday season with hot chocolate or hot apple cider in hand as you walk through the glow of millions of twinkling lights. Sample menus include turkey and dressing, baked ham, cheesy grits, and sweet potato casserole. Snacks are also available and are located adjacent to the Bellingrath Home.
The estate is open nightly from November 29
th until December 31st from 5 to 9 pm, with the exception of Christmas Day, December 25th, on which the gardens will be closed. Tours of the Bellingrath Home are available every half hour until 8 pm.
Tickets are required for this event, and pricing varies. To view the Magic Christmas in Lights only, ticket prices are $15 for adults 13 and older, $7 for children 5-12 years old, and children under 4 are free. To view both the Magic Christmas in Lights and the Bellingrath Home Tour, ticket prices are $24 for adults 13 and older, $13 for children 5-12 years old, and children 4 and under are free.
If you are looking for the perfect spot to host your next holiday party, then check out Bellingrath’s Party Tent at Magic Christmas in Lights. Accommodating up to 160 guests, the Party Tent is perfect for corporate gatherings, birthday parties and other social functions. Renting the Party Tent includes the enclosed tent, tables, chairs, lights, heaters and electrical outlets.
Please note the rental fee does not include catering or linens. Bellingrath will provide a list of preferred caterers upon request. Prices to rent the tent are $400 for 20-99 guests and $500 for 100-160 guests. For more information, or to book your party now, call Shanna Bennett, Bellingrath's Group Tour Coordinator, at 800-247-8420 extension 163.
Regular tickets are also available at the door during regular hours of operation. Advanced tickets can be purchased at participating Regions Bank locations or online at
www.bellingrath.org. All advance ticket holders will not be required to wait in line. They will be allowed to enter through the Will Call entrance. For more information, call 1-800-247-8420.