Gas up the car, pour up some hot cocoa in thermoses and hit the road – our much-anticipated list of Huntsville & North Alabama Christmas Lights is back by popular demand! The minute the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone we start putting together the ULTIMATE list of local home and neighborhood Christmas light displays in Huntsville so your family can enjoy them.
We assume you’ve already done the Galaxy of Lights and Tinsel Trail – if not, then hit those up first! They are on the Must List for light aficionados, and both have added new features to their spectacular light displays! There are also two new notable public light shows this year. Toyota Stadium’s Rocket City Christmas Spectacular is a ticketed drive-thru experience, and Bridge Street’s Holiday Laser Light Show is free and happens only on weekend.
NEW FOR 2020: Leave us a comment below and tell us which house was your family’s favorite! The one with the most votes will win the first ever RCM Shining Light Award!
Do you know of a neighborhood we missed? A house that is especially cool? Share in the comments! You can also use the hashtag #RCMlights to share photos of spectacular houses on Instagram & Twitter.
2020 Huntsville & North Alabama Christmas Lights Map
How to Use This Map Like a Boss!
Each pin on this Google map of Christmas Light Displays is a location of Christmas lights – plot out your route in advance on your desktop, or use your Google map app if you’re in the car – it will navigate you to each address! Whenever we could, we included notes & details about the light display.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We worked hard to put this map together using reader suggestions and locations we sought out ourselves. However, the vast majority of these locations are private residences and sometimes there are situations when they don’t have their lights turned on. Weather and technical difficulties can happen – we have no control over this. If you discover any inconsistencies, please let us know so we can correct them. We also want to know if we missed anything!
2020 Christmas Lights of Spectacular Proportions
Our map above has over 50 Christmas lights destinations, but there are a few that stand out as being a bit more “Clark Griswold”… these are definitely worth the drive across Huntsville and North Alabama.
Preston Valley Light Show – featuring Horseshoe Bend Memorabilia
Big Cove, Huntsville (map)
The Higginbothem House era is over, but the family has generously passed on their tradition to Preston Valley! In Honor of the late Dr. John Higginbothem, you can drive-by or get out and walk around and enjoy the show. Lights are usually on between 5-10 PM, weather permitting, Thanksgiving through Jan 2nd.
Sargent Family Light Show
Hall Family Lights Show
Hampton Cove (map)
The Hall Family has their own Facebook Page for their display! Located off Taylor Road behind Wal-Mart, they have dancing lights set to music on their radio signal. Other houses in the neighborhood are also decked out.
The Boyer Family Dancing Christmas Tree Show
Moores Mill (map)
This show has over 25,000 lights and over a dozen animated Christmas trees that blink to the holiday soundtrack. The show is hosted by two talking Christmas Trees, Chris and Christine, who tell jokes and introduce the songs. The show will play nightly until 9pm or 10pm except on rainy nights when the show is dark.
Woodard Family Lights
This light show in Madison runs from roughly 5-10 PM each night and includes songs from The Greatest Showman, Hallelujah by Pentatonix, The Christmas Can-Can and more! See their Facebook Page for weather updates and even request your favorite song!
Gilliland Family Light Show
Parrish Family Lights
Featuring 15,000 lights, 15 trees, a la Christmas vacation style!
Lights on Harrison Street
EDITOR’S NOTE: We worked hard to put this map together using reader suggestions and locations we sought out ourselves. However, the vast majority of these locations are private residences and sometimes there are situations when they don’t have their lights turned on. Weather and technical difficulties can happen. If you discover any inconsistencies, please let us know so we can correct them. We also want to know if we missed anything!
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