Vulcan’s Magical Nights returns with holiday lights, music + shopping this December—tickets


Vulcan's Magical Nights
Vulcan’s Magical Nights 2022. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

Get ready to light up the night, Birmingham! Vulcan’s Magical Nights is back for its 5th consecutive year and you’ll want to be in attendance. Taking place during select weekends this December, read on for when to go and more must-knows, then get your tickets.

Vulcan’s Magical Nights is back for its 5th festive year

Vulcan's Magical Nights
It doesn’t get more magical than Vulcan in lights. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

Love Vulcan Park & Museum? It’s hard not to with its spectacular views, interactive comprehensive history museum and, of course, the iconic Vulcan statue that safeguards the city from great heights above. (Plus, those buns, am I right?!)

This December, you’ll swoon even more for this special spot. On December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-23, it transforms into a dreamy winter wonderland filled with the sights and sounds of beautiful lights and toe-tapping holiday music during the 5th annual Vulcan’s Magical Nights.

But that’s not all that makes this enchanting event shine. Just check out the list below for a glimpse of the merriment to be had.

1. Food + Drinks

On a chilly December night, you’ll need to stay full and warm. At the event, enjoy food, hot chocolate, wine and beer—all available for purchase.

2. Holiday shopping

Vulcan's Magical Nights
Give a gift from The Anvil this holiday season. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? Me either. Vulcan’s Magical Nights is a good time to grab those final few gifts. Each night of the event, The Anvil gift shop and museum has extended hours until 8PM. Who wouldn’t want a Vulcan Bobble-buns souvenir or other unique item?

3. Unbeatable photo ops

You’ll also find The Pixel Room on site with the ultimate holiday-themed photo scene curated by Swanky D’s. Be sure your camera is charged—you’re sure to snap the unbeatable photo for that essential holiday card or social share this season.

Can’t wait to attend Vulcan’s Magical Nights, December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-23? Get your tickets now.

4. Special appearances

Vulcan's Magical Nights
Sweet moments with Santa. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

It’s not a true holiday event without Santa Claus, so expect to see him jingle belling around and posing for plenty of one-on-one photos.

Ole Saint Nick’s not the only special appearance to look forward to during Vulcan’s Magical Nights. Also on the list is:

  • Miss UAB
  • Miss Jefferson County
  • Wilkerson Middle School jazz band
  • And more!

Before you attend, visit Vulcan Park & Museum’s Facebook page to find announcements on upcoming appearances.

Event Info

What: Vulcan’s Magical Nights
When: December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-23 | 6-8PM
Where: Vulcan Park & Museum, 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Cost: $6 (Adults 13+) -| $4 (Kids 5-12) | Free (Kids 4 and under)

*Magical Nights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience is presented by Alabama Power and Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company with additional support from Arc Realty, Piggly Wiggly, Protective, Regions, Vulcan Materials Company, WVTM13, V94.9, Color World Painting, Swanky D’s and The Pixel Room.

For more happenings with Vulcan Park and Museum—visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Sponsored by:

Patience Itson
Patience Itson
Articles: 1410