7 places to see Christmas trees and lights around Birmingham [PHOTOS]

Birmingham City Hall
Christmas tree lighting at the Birmingham City Hall (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

It’s a Bham Now tradition. 

Since 2016, we have sent out a photographer to travel around Birmingham to take photos of Christmas trees in front of city halls and in public spaces. 

It’s our holiday card to you.

New to our list of places this year? Gardendale’s Rocket Around the Christmas Trail and the Christmas display on the Region Center and 1901 Sixth Avenue/Harbert Plaza.

Enjoy!

Region Center and 1901 Sixth Avenue/Harbert Plaza

Birmingham
Region Center and 1901 Sixth Avenue/Harbert Plaza (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

In November, Bham Now published a story about the holiday display that has appeared on the Regions Center for now 40+ years. This year, next door at 1901 Sixth Avenue/Harbert Plaza, the top of the building has been lit with Christmas green. We took this photo across the street from the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Birmingham City Hall

Birmingham City Hall
Christmas tree lighting at the Birmingham City Hall (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Birmingham City Hall is famous for its lighting. Over the year, the building turns pink during Breast Cancer Awareness month and red, white and blue on the 4th of July. Got to love the Christmas colors this time of year along with the beautiful 3 story tree.

Gardendale’s Rocket Around the Christmas Tree

Located at 925 Main Street on the Gardendale Civic Center Lawn across from the high school, the Rocket Around the Christmas Tree Trail is a display with a purpose. Local businesses and churches decorate the trees raising funds for the Dick Lee Memorial Fund which benefits deserving Gardendale high school seniors.

Trussville’s Mall

Trussville
Trussville Christmas tree on the Mall (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The Christmas Tree on the Trussville Mall is the most spectactular light display on a natural tree in the area.

Vestavia Hills
Vestavia Hills’ Sybil Temple (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Located on Highway 31 at the north entrance into Vestavia Hills, Sybil Temple’s lights can be seen for miles from the valley below.

Vestavia Hills City Hall – Christmas Tree and Menorah

Vestavia Hills
Vestavia Hills City Hall Christmas Tree and Menorah (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

If you look behind the Christmas Tree at Vestavia City Hall you will see a Menorah. This is the second year a Menorah lighting ceremony has been held in Vestavia

Hoover City Hall Christmas Tree and Lights

Hoover
Christmas tree at Hoover City Hall (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Another Christmas Tree on Highway 31, the Hoover Christmas Tree can best be seen by parking at the Hoover Library and walking across the street to City Hall. One nice touch – there are lights in the trees surrounding the Christmas tree that flicker, much like fireflies.

Many More

There are Christmas Trees and holiday lights all over the Birmingham Metro area. Below are photos from previous years in Bessemer, Mountain Brook, Leeds and Fultondale.

Share your favorite Christmas Tree memory by tagging a photo on our social media at @bhamnow

Happy holidays from Bham Now!

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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