Regions Bank’s holiday lights are back every night, now through Jan 1

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Get ready, Birmingham! (Regions Bank)

One of The Magic City’s greatest holiday traditions is back. Regions Bank has kicked off its annual holiday display of the building lighting up the sky with classic Christmas trees, a huge wreath and a massive stocking. Keep reading for more info and a behind the scenes look.

Regions Bank is lit up again

Photo 01 Regions Center Christmas Tree Wreath West and South Sides edited scaled Regions Bank’s holiday lights are back every night, now through Jan 1
Which image is your favorite? (Regions Bank)

I don’t know about y’all, but for me, the Regions building Christmas lights are a sure sign that the holiday season has begun. Good news—you can catch those beautiful lights at Regions now until January 1, every night just before sunset.

Where: Regions Center Building, 1900 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

An inside look

For those curious about how the lighting works and what its like from the inside, here you go:

  • Each window (nearly 2500) from floor five to 30 has a tube light wedged between the window and the blinds.
  • The images are created by placing red and green ‘gel sleeves’ over the white light tubes above each window.
  • Crews operate with a grid showing the pattern of the display on each side of the building that lets them know which windows need which colors.

Over the last couple months, Regions has been working to make sure the nearly 2,500 windows are ready to glow red, green and white for the 2022 holiday season.

A tradition over 40 years strong

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The Regions display means it is officially the holiday season. (Regions Bank)

The Regions Center holiday lighting has been a Christmas tradition since the 1970s when the building was shared by First National Bank of Birmingham and Southern Natural Gas. Thankfully, Regions Bank has kept the tradition going for over 40 years.

The lights can be seen for miles—from drivers on nearby interstates to airplane passengers preparing to land at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth, the holiday display is visible for many. We can’t wait to kick off the holiday season with Regions tonight!

Regions Bank is a huge part of the Birmingham community—check out more stories like this one.

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