Boo at Bellingrath: Saturday, October 23, 3 to 9 p.m. Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for a spooktacular evening of Halloween fun at Boo at Bellingrath on Saturday, Oct. 23. The Gardens will be filled with Halloween-themed inflatables, and local businesses and organizations will set up treat stations throughout the Gardens to hand out candy and trinkets. The event will include food trucks on the Great Lawn; a pumpkin patch; Spooky Storytime with Mobile Public Library; and the Environmental Studies Center’s Raptor Show! After trick-of-treating in the Gardens, guests are invited to a showing of “Hocus Pocus” on the Great Lawn from 7 to 9 p.m.Admission is $16 for adults and $10 for ages 5-12. There is no charge for children 4 and younger. For details, call 251-973-2217 or visit bellingrath.org.
Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, November 1-30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: Mum’s the word at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in November, when it’s time for the 58th Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor display of the signature blooms of the season. The Gardens and Home will be festooned with hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums on bridges and balconies, as well as the traditional displays of mums in baskets and containers. Guests will also see columns of mums along the Great Lawn’s dramatic border, in the rich fall colors of red, yellow, bronze, lavender and white. This is the nation’s largest outdoor chrysanthemum display and is cultivated over a 10-month period in the Bellingrath greenhouses. Beginning on November 1, view daily updates of the blooms on the “Mum Watch” page on bellingrath.org.
Magic Christmas in Lights Gala, November 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m.: Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of Magic Christmas in Lights and be among the first to view a brand-new lights scene created by Bellingrath’s staff. The Gala will take place on Live Oak Plaza and will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live entertainment. Cocktail attire is encouraged! The Gala is a fundraiser for the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation. Order tickets on bellingrath.org.
Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, November 26, 2021, through January 5, 2022: It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in south Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 26th season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2021. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 16 scenes, set out in a walking tour throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. Opening Night is Friday, November 26, and the show will continue nightly, rain or shine, through January 5, 2022 (closed on Christmas Day). Purchase tickets on bellingrath.org, or at the door when you arrive.