It’s officially the busiest time of the year! In between your holiday shopping and parties, make sure you stop and take time to savor the season! There’s so much fun to be had in Birmingham this month – enjoy!
All Month Long:
Ice skating at Railroad Park
Enjoy railroad park in a different way as it turns into an ice rink! The Boxcar café will serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate and food and lessons will be offered on Saturdays. Admission: $12/Adult $10/Children www.railroadpark.org
Christmas Movie Series at the Alabama Theatre
Watch your favorite Christmas movie on the big screen at the Alabama Theatre! You can check their online calendar to find out what’s playing the night.
Zoo Light Safari
December 8-10, 15-23, 26-31
The Birmingham zoo will come alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun. See over one millions lights, listen to holiday music, and enjoy snowfalls every night.
Admission: $10 (non-members) Ride tickets: $3.50
2017 Holiday Parade
Lighting of the Star and Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade
The lighting of the historic Homewood star at the top of 18th street will take place from 6:30-7pm followed by a parade and the lighting of the Christmas tree at City hall.
Pepper Place Holiday Party
Pepper Place’s annual holiday party is back with lots of fun. Numerous restaurants will be serving a specialty cocktail, shops will have discounts, numerous guest retailers will be setting up for the night and 29th street will be lined with fire pits for s’more roasting.
Crestline Village Open House
Santa will be wandering around the village from 4-7pm and make sure to stay afterwards to hear your favorite neighborhood librarians and shop owners preform a live reading of A Christmas Carol.
First Thursday Art Stroll
Shop your favorite Homewood retailers after dark.
Christmas Home Tour By Samford Legacy League
Tour 5 beautiful homes decorated for the holidays! Don’t forget to stop by and shop at the holiday gift market to enjoy seasonal fare and the Samford President’s Home. Map of the tour route is available on their website.
Admission: $25 through Dec. 6 or $30 at the door
Independent Presbyterian Church’s Holiday Open House Tour
December 9th & 10th
This year, you'll have the chance to walk through more beautifully decorated homes. The additional homes will include two condominiums inside Birmingham's historic Hanover Place. The families of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Adams, Dr. Tommy Bice and Mr. Ken Northrup, Mr. T. Chris Carter and Mr. John Dorsett, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hirsch, and Dr. and Mrs. Raleigh Kent invite you inside their homes to celebrate the holidays and raise money for educational programs benefiting women and children
Cahaba Brewing CahaBAZAAR
Shop local artists while you enjoy food and beer at Cahaba Brewing from 12pm-7pm
Jingle Bell Run
Support the Arthritis Foundation with a festive fun run. Complete a 5k wearing your favorite holiday themed costume or ugly Christmas sweater. Don’t forget to tie jingle bells to your shoes!
Vestavia Hills Christmas Parade and Celebration
Enjoy the city’s official parade followed by the Liberty Park Christmas Celebrations with children’s activities, refreshments, music, pictures with Santa and more.
Saturn Christmas Swap
Head over to Avondale for this indoor shopping event featuring local artists!
Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour
Embrace your inner tacky and hop aboard the bus for a 2-hour holiday light tour around Birmingham including food provided by Dreamland BBQ! Buses depart every 20 minutes.
Paints and Pints at Cahaba Brewing
Join artist Natalie Zoghby at Cahaba Brewing on December 12th from 2:00-3:30 for her abstract painting class. Follow along as Natalie creates a beautiful piece of art or create something of your own design!
Pure Fitness Reindeer Dash
Dress up in your favorite Christmas character costume and run a two mile family and friends fun run. Then enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, awards and door prizes afterwards. Funds will go to support On River Time non-profit.
The Birmingham Bowl
Head to historic Legion Field for a day of football! The 12th annual Birmingham Bowl will take place at 11am between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the South Florida Bulls.
General Admission: $30 Reserved Seating: $50
Alabama Theatre’s New Year’s Eve 90th Birthday Bash
If you’re looking for a way to spend New Year’s Eve, celebrate Alabama Theatre’s 90th birthday bas with Sister Hazel and Taylor Hicks. The debut of the new 18th street Alabama sign will light up at midnight.
OvenBird New Years Eve
Enjoy a four course menu with complimentary champagne for $65. Call (205) 957-6686 to make your reservations!