Rickwood Caverns State Park is once again hosting what has become an annual holiday tradition that many throughout the state look forward to.
The event, ‘Wonderland Under Warrior’, transforms the dark caverns at Rickwood into a place of celebration complete with festive light’s, decorations, and appearances by Santa Claus and other holiday characters.
“It doesn’t matter if you’ve been to ‘Wonderland Under Warrior’ year after year or you’re coming for the first time, because we are confident your visit will be among your favorite holiday memories,” Park Manager Bridgette Grace said. “We’re committed to making it better than ever for our guests this year, and we hope to people will come to the park during the 2023 holiday season.”
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship spoke highly of the holiday tradition.
“It’s clear that ‘Wonderland Under Warrior’ is one of the very best holiday attractions in the entire state, not just our State Parks System,” Blankenship said. “The staff at Rickwood Caverns State Park works tirelessly to make this holiday attraction available, and it’s gratifying to see so many people come back year after year.
“We hope to see old friends and new guests come to the cave this year to make holiday memories.”
“Wonderland Under Warrior” features an out-and-back self-guided tour. The entire walk covers approximately a mile inside the cave.
The caverns are open each day from 2-8 p.m.; ticket sales end at 7:30.
The last day for the attraction is Jan. 1. It is closed on most Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. All other regular cave tours are suspended.
Reservations can be made at https://reserve.alapark.com/rickwood-caverns/tours, or by calling 205-647-9692.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.