Christmas in the Magic City

December 10, 2022

There are plenty of great traditions in North Jefferson county, from the amazing Gardendale parade to the Fultondale Christmas tree lighting and each local church attraction! Most of us have a tradition of going to the Alabama Theater to watch our favorite holiday classic. Birmingham, the Magic City, is decorated and ready for the holiday season. So grab your winter coat or even your shorts and flip-flops, and gather friends and family for a fun-filled Christmas light show. Below are just a few of these holiday spectaculars.

Vulcan Park

magic city vulcan christmas lights

The park and museum offer Vulcan’s Magical Nights again this year. The rumor is that it’s better than ever. You can view the holiday spectacular December 9-11 and December 16-18 from 6 pm until 8 pm. Tickets are 6$ for adults and $4 for children. This also includes access to the museum, the viewing deck, and all the live nightly entertainment. It has more lights, more music, and more fun than can be imagined.

Birmingham Zoo Glow Wild

The Birmingham zoo has Glow Wild. This holiday extravaganza runs from November to January. The zoo transforms into a glowing sensation. On certain nights from 5 pm- 9 pm, you can catch this glowing Christmas sensation.

It’s important to note that the zoo animals are not available for viewing during the Glow Wild. Avoid lines and get your ticket early.

Wacky Tacky Light Tour

4500 5th Ave South, Building C in Birmingham, has an Ugly Christmas Sweater Tour. Grab your most hideous holiday sweater and see the best of the worst. $45 dollars gets you a general admission bus ticket, or you can reserve your own party bus for a night of laughter and fun.

 The bus leaves from Cahaba Brewing Company every 15 minutes from 6 pm to 7:45 pm on December 13, 15, 20, and 22.  The two-hour bus tour includes Santa’s Trailer Park, the Hanukkah House, Dueling Neighbors, Star Wars Christmas, and many other surprises.

The money collected is used for their Gross Out Camp Scholarship fund.

Lights of the Noel

On Winners Way in Birmingham, you can view a beautiful light display. Three different holiday lights shows are allocated at the Birmingham Race Course. The light show is synchronized to Christmas music for the whole family. Tickers are $25 dollars on weekdays and $30 on weekends.

Light up your holiday

Of course, there are many free light shows. Many residents take decorating seriously as an art form, often standing out from their neighbors. Pick a night, turn off the television, fill up the gas tank, and view the festive light shows not only in Birmingham but in your neighborhood as well.  

Happy Holidays from us at the North Jefferson Post


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