Once the weather cools off, and you dust off that winter jacket, you know that Christmas is in the air. If you want to embrace the spirit of Christmas, be sure to clear space on your calendar for a trip to Noccalula Falls. Noccalula Falls provides entertainment and attractions for East Alabama families, from BBQ competitions and the Halloween Super Bash, to the botanical garden and campground, Noccalula Falls has it all. Not only is it a great area to spend a day, or weekend with your family, it is also a hot-spot for Christmas celebration. Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Noccalula Falls “does Christmas right” with “Christmas at the Falls”. This festival of lights opens on Thanksgiving Night, November 22, and runs through December 30. Noccalula Falls features millions of lights that can be accessed two ways: by smooth, paved walking trail, or by riding the parks train. The lights have entertained many throughout the years, and continue to expand with many features synchronized to Holiday music favorites. Each day also brings something new to “Christmas at the Falls”, so be sure to follow Noccalula Falls on your favorite social media platform to see the latest special events planned during the festival. The fun does not stop at just Christmas lights. Kids can ensure their wishes are delivered to Santa by writing him a letter at the old Post Office, and hand deliver their Christmas list to special mailbox. Santa will also make a visit to Noccalula Falls, so make sure to get your picture with the big guy himself. You can decorate your own cookie and sip some hot chocolate in the Pioneer Village, there is also a petting zoo that will be available. “Christmas at the Falls” at Noccalula Falls opens November 22, and will continue through December 30 from 5-9 P.M., with the exception of two dates- December 24 and 25. If you are planning a trip, and it appears that weather may become inclement, be sure to follow Noccalula Falls’ Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on park closure, or call the park at 256-549-4663.