21 spirited events in Birmingham, Dec. 3-5—plan now

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Love the lights at Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo

It’s the first weekend of the December and Birmingham is looking on the bright side with two luminous events—Vulcan’s Magical Nights and Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration. Before the lights go out, hurry and read on to learn all about these must-attend events and much more ahead.

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This Weekend in The Magic City

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Just one of the many locomotive experiences at the Magic of Model Trains. Photo via Mack McCollum for Bham Now

These glow sticks got an upgrade!

Looking for an event that will make you say WOW? The Birmingham Zoo has you covered. They’re giving the holidays the ultimate boost with Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration. Featuring tons of larger-than-life animal light displays, this brilliant experience that will make you flash a high-wattage smile. 

Choo Choo!

Want to make lasting memories this holiday season? Look no further than the Model Trains. This is the 16th year McWane Science Center has hosted the exhibit and it’s sure to delight you and the fam. Catch it now-January 2022. Find out why it’s a must-see + check out our video

Tippy toe in dreamland 

The Magic City Nutcracker returns to the stage of the Lyric Theatre this December 3-5 for its 8th year. Prepare to be WOWED because this year’s show features 140 dancers from 33 dance studios across Central Alabama, including two local dance companies—Formation Dance and Samford Dance. Principal roles will be performed by guest artists, Luis Santana Gonzalez and Adriana Alvardo, from Puerto Rico. Tickets start at $25—get yours here

Love Etsy and Pinterest? 

Shop the real-life version during the Made Market Birmingham event on December 4 from 10AM-5PM at Haven. Not only is admission free, but with local vendors and unique handmade items, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday in The Magic City.

All the winter wonderland feels

December 3-5 kicks off opening weekend of Vulcan’s Magical Nights at Vulcan Park & Museum. From an awe-inspiring light show to food trucks and holiday shopping, be sure to grab your tickets now for this special event from 6-8PM each weekend in December. More info.

More to Do

Birmingham Christmas tree
Birmingham Christmas Tree at Linn Park. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Discover more holiday parades ahead.

Looking Ahead

Trussville’s Cookie Walk is back Dec. 11 + more holiday events you won’t want to miss
It’s time to rally. Photo via Trussville Chamber of Commerce

Deal of the Week

Get your caffeine fix for 10% off at Magic City Coffee Co with discount code Magic10. Find more deals + add your own to our Small Business Guide

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