Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.
Montgomery is the capital while Birmingham is the largest city of Alabama.
Other big cities and towns in Alabama include – Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Alabama include – Birmingham, Gulf Shores, Mobile, Huntsville, Orange Beach, Montgomery, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Alabama (AL) :
86% of the people living in Alabama follow Christian religion.
Christmas is a special holiday for people of Alabama. In fact, in 1836, Alabama was the first state in the United States to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
Today, Alabama is second-to-none in anticipating a grand Christmas celebration, with colorful lighting displays in places like Montgomery, Mobile, and Huntsville that make the season extra bright.
Some of he grand celebrations include – Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Open House, Victorian Christmas in Dothan.
In almost every part of Alabama, there are spectacular Christmas light displays in fun public places, such as the Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo, Christmas Lights Festival at the Montgomery Zoo, Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden, Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Christmas at the Falls at Noccalula State Park and Holiday Spectacular Park in Wicksburg, to name just a few.
Apart from that, almost every town has a Christmas parade on land but thats not all, there are Christmas boat parades taking place in many locations like the Christmas on the River in Demopolis, Christmas Parade of Lights in Decatur, Christmas on the Dog River in Mobile and Stars in the Harbor in Guntersville.
You can ride on the Arctic Express Christmas train at Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway in Silverhill near the Gulf Coast.
Many towns in Alabama erect decorated Christmas tree on the downtown square and hold a tree-lighting ceremony. Some places for the public to view decorated trees include: Gadsden Festival of Trees, Festival of Trees at Historic Donnell House in Athens; Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail, Guntersville Festival of Trees, Fayette Festival of Trees and more.
At several places in Alabama, fake snow is provided to get people into the holiday spirit. Some of these places include Cloudmont Ski Resort in Mentone, Santa’s Village in Huntsville and Let It Snow! An Indoor Winter Wonderland Exhibit in Gadsden.
We wish all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!