The Birmingham Race Course in Irondale is the temporary home of Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland drive-thru light display. The 3.25 mile course is filled with synchronized light displays with music playing on FM 100.9.
What to expect:
Cost & Coupon: $25 per car, however you can purchase a $20 ticket at participating Piggly Wiggly locations.
Go here to get a list of participating Piggly Wiggly locations. (I had to pay for the ticket in line, then take my receipt to customer service for the ticket)
Hours: Open every day, rain or shine, including holidays from dusk to 10 p.m. (later on the weekends)
Dates of Operation
Opening Date: Nov 18, 2016
Closing Date: Jan 8, 2017
1000 John Rogers Dr, Birmingham AL 35235
Is it worth it:
This is a relative question, really. For us, we enjoyed it. The music was different and fun. The displays are spaced equally so there weren’t too many ‘dark spots.’
For $20 I was ok with it, even though it took us about 10 to 15 minutes – we were going slow. You might get more for your money actually if you go even slower than 5 miles an hour.
For $25? I don’t know – we were close to a Piggly Wiggly so the gas to $5 ratio was worth it for us.
I would say that it’s worth checking out and it’s 100 times better than the Oak Mountain light show we toured in 2014.
BONUS TIP –
The welcome booklet you get from the gate check in, has a Christmas word search in the back for the kids.