Alabama NewsCenter — Can’t Miss Alabama: Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, family entertainment

| November 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

By Shirley Jackson

Iron Bowl
It’s time, again, for one of the most storied college rivalry games in football. The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium for the 86th Iron Bowl. The classic clash will be broadcast on CBS and other streaming services. In the 2021 matchup, the Crimson Tide won 24-22 in four overtimes.

Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration
Get ready for the Birmingham Zoo’s larger-than-life illuminated experience, Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration. The celebration is underway through Monday, Jan. 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s open on Martin Luther King Day 2023 but closed this upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve. Watch the zoo come alive with wild animal and sea life lantern creations brilliantly lighting up the night. Take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train or go for a spin on the Protective Life Carousel. Glow Wild is a weather-dependent event with nights being subject to cancellation. Tickets are on sale at birminghamzoo/glowwild.

Galaxy of Lights in Huntsville
Explore the elaborate lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden through Saturday, Dec. 31. Between walking nights and driving nights, new features at this year’s Galaxy of Lights include a 150-foot tunnel of lights, comprising 40,000 channels of light; lighting effects in and around the Damson Aquatic Garden; a display of 96 light poles, each 10 feet tall, programmed to dance to music in the Van Valkenburgh Daylily Garden; more than 300 colorful floodlights that emphasize the garden’s natural features and landscape; more than 10 illuminated swings spread throughout the experience; and a professional photo opportunity in the garden. For tickets and information, visit The venue is at 4747 Bob Wallace Ave.

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