Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Birmingham

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Despite the stress of 2020, the holidays are finally here along with hopes for holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many cities, including Birmingham, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

  1. Glow Wild at Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo is doing their annual holiday attraction – this year with lanterns of different animals floating in the sky! This is perfect for families with little ones or those who want to do something a little different than a typical holiday lights experience. The event is running now through January 18th each week Wednesday – Sunday from 5PM – 9PM.

For more details you can check out their website: HERE

  1. Magical Nights at Vulcan Park & Museum

Vulcan Park & Museum is putting on another incredible holiday experience this year, running now through December 23rd – so make sure you get your ticket! The park is transformed into a festive holiday wonderland, complete with games, food and more. Tickets are available select nights from 5:30PM – 9:30PM.

For tickets and the web listing click: HERE

  1. Local Neighborhoods: The Preserve, Arrow Drive and PepperTree

Not all holiday lights require tickets and some of the best holiday lights are put on by the residents of Birmingham themselves! A few great neighborhoods to take a stroll with your friend, holiday romance, or kids are the Preserve in Hoover, Arrow Drive in Alabaster (you’re encouraged to bring cans for the food drive!), or Pepper Tree in Trussville which has an amazing Santa sleigh!

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