5 places to spot spectacular Christmas trees in Birmingham [Photos + Video]

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Holiday decorations at the Sibyl Temple in Vestavia Hills. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

With Christmas right around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate the magic of the holidays than by marveling at the spectacular light displays around town. We rounded up five larger-than-life Christmas trees around Birmingham, perfect for your next holiday card photo 🎄

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1. Birmingham City Hall

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Have you see this Christmas tree in front of Birmingham City Hall? Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

In 2021, the City of Birmingham brought back one of its favorite holiday traditions—the lighting of the Christmas tree! Since as early as 1948, people in Birmingham have made their way to Linn Park to celebrate the holidays with this annual tradition. This year, Mayor Randall Woodfin and the Birmingham City Council hosted a grand Holiday Extravaganza on Sunday, December 5th, full of vendors, food trucks, live music and—of course—the lighting of the Christmas tree.

  • Location: 710 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

2. Sibyl Temple in Vestavia Hills

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Vestavia Hills’ Sybil Temple looks beautiful at night—especially with a Christmas tree! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Have you noticed the Christmas tree inside Sibyl Temple, the Classically-inspired gazebo atop Shades Mountain? Located off Highway 31 on the way into Vestavia Hills, Sibyl Temple was once part of the estate of George Ward, the 13th Mayor of Birmingham! After his death, all 87+ tons of the Sibyl Temple were moved to its current location on Shades Mountain. Now, Sybil Temple is a popular spot for small weddings, birthday parties, photoshoots and—during the holidays—Christmas tree viewings!

Location: 154 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

3. Vestavia Hills City Center

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Holiday Lights in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Just a short drive past the Sibyl Temple is the Vestavia Hills City Center and it’s majestic Christmas tree! Located in the main courtyard of the Vestavia Hills City Center, this holiday decor is the perfect area to relax after visiting the shops in the center, including:

PS: Don’t miss the grand opening of Chopt’s new location in the Vestavia Hills City Center, coming this January!

Location: 700 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

4. Birmingham Financial Center

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Holiday Lights in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Do yourself a favor & go for a drive (or a walk!) in downtown Birmingham to see how many holiday decorations you can find—just like this one! This massive Christmas tree is located in front of the Birmingham Financial Center, one of the towering buildings that makes up Birmingham’s financial district.

Location: 505 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5. Regions-Harbert Plaza

Okay, this one might not be a Christmas “tree” in the conventional sense, but I think it counts! An annual tradition for 40+ years, the Regions Bank Christmas display is comprised of roughly 2,500+ windows. Glowing red, white and green, these windows are part of massive holiday displays—a Christmas tree, wreath and a stocking—that can be seen from nearly anywhere in The Magic City.

Location: 1901 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Where Are Your Favorite Christmas Decorations in Birmingham?

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What is your favorite Christmas display in Birmingham? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know, and don’t forget to take photos!

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Nathan Watson
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