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.



The welcome booklet you get from the gate check in, has a Christmas word search in the back for the kids.