Celebrate the Holidays in Dothan

If you’re in Dothan, Alabama for the holidays, you’re in luck. The city always celebrates with fun events and activities that delight people of all ages. From brilliant fireworks displays in the summer to fun with Old St. Nick in the winter, it’s easy to join in on the holiday spirit. Check out some of Dothan’s most popular holiday events with highlights from Visit Dothan.


Walking through Downtown Dothan can help get you in the Christmas spirit at the Downtown Christmas Festival. Talk with Santa before Christmas, play in the snow and zipline down Foster Street.  Enjoy Christmas light displays, holiday music, visits with Santa Claus, character meet and greets, s’mores, face painting and much more at Holiday Spectacular Park in neighboring  Newton, AL. The park closes out the season with fireworks on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. You can ring in the New Year at Dothan’s New Year’s Eve Countdown, with a balloon drop, kids zone, fireworks and more!


Want to find a special way to celebrate Easter this year? There are always local egg hunts and Easter Bunny events to look forward to. Be sure to check out the seasonal celebrations at the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens for plenty of springtime fun. At Landmark Park, you can attend the annual Easter Sunrise Service. It’s a free, interdenominational event to start the day off with the community on a high note.


For the 4th of July, Dothan goes all out. If you’re looking for fireworks, you can stop by Fireworks at the Fairgrounds at the National Peanut Festival or head to Holiday Spectacular Park. Fort Rucker also puts on the Freedom Fest to celebrate America’s independence. Freedom Fest features food, music, games, family-friendly activities, vendors and a large fireworks display.


Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of autumn in Dothan. Halloween in particular is always fun with multiple events going on in and around the city. Nearby Fort Rucker, for example, often celebrates with themed events that are sure to spook anyone who attends. The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens celebrates, as well, with the can’t-miss Scarecrows in the Gardens. And of course, Dothan always hosts trick-or-treating, so kids can show off their costumes and enjoy a sweet treat.

Celebrate the Holidays with Dothan, AL

No matter the time of year, you’ll find holiday celebrations for visitors of all ages in Dothan that make the occasion truly special. To learn more about this year’s events, contact Visit Dothan and be sure to keep an eye out for the upcoming schedule on the local events calendar.

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