Happening Now: Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Before the holiday lights go out in the blink of an eye, make plans to go to Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden between now and New Year’s Day!

About Galaxy of Lights

Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden is a regional tradition this time of year that has been dazzling visitors for more than 25 years. All ages will delight in the holiday cheer on shining display throughout the Garden.

Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights ended in November. Since it’s December, it’s officially time for Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights going on through January 1st. Get ready to make festive memories along the more than two-and-a-half mile drive full of twinkle lights!

See Santa soar over a quaint village. Nursery rhymes come to life, holiday scenes sparkle and much more—all from the comfort of your car.

Things to Note

Did you know the Galaxy of Lights was voted second Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights 2020 in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards? It was!

Voting for this year’s top 10 spots just closed, and the 2021 list will be shared sometime today! Be sure to visit 10best.com for this year’s winners.

Typically, the drive-through experience takes about an hour, but it really just depends on traffic!

You can purchase tickets ahead of time online or at the gate. Tickets can also be used for any Driving Night, not just the date on the ticket. The ticket price is per vehicle with up to 10 occupants.

Try to arrive as close to 5:30 p.m. as possible. Weekends and the week of Christmas tend to be the busiest times, so plan accordingly.

Finally, don’t forget to tune into 98.5 for a special Galaxy of Lights playlist during the drive!

Location and Hours

Follow the lights all the way to 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden starts at 5:30 p.m. nightly. The last vehicle will be admitted at 9 p.m.

To keep up with the latest announcements, news and events directly from the Garden, connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

For more information about Galaxy of Lights, visit the FAQs page or give the Garden a call at (256) 830-4447.


From Summer Crossing to the Garden, it’s only about a six-minute drive. Keep reading our blogs and discover places to eat, shop, toast and more!

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