B-There! Post-holiday fun | New Year’s Eve hotspots




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12/26/13 – 12/31/13  




Have family staying in town with you this weekend? Kids singing the Christmas break blues? Keep everyone entertained with these fresh ideas for winter fun in B’ham. Plus, check out some of our picks for ringing in 2014 on New Year’s Eve.  
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Out and About in Birmingham 
Make holiday break boredom a thing of the past with these fun local outings 

McWane’s Winter Wonderland
Now through January 5
McWane Science Center

Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season. Laughter is in the air as children coast down the Ice Slide and take a whirl across the room on the extended zip line. Climb aboard the McWane Train and go for a ride, or try your luck at ice fishing.
More info here!

Zoolight Safari
Now through December 31
Birmingham Zoo

Be amazed by over a million lights, holiday music, and plenty of festive activities as the Zoo comes alive this winter. Christmas may be over, but you can still revel in the holiday spirit in this transformed winter wonderland.
See the list of dates and times here!

BMA Current Exhibitions
Now open
Birmingham Museum of Art

For out-of-towners looking for a B’ham experience, be sure to take them to these current exhibits on display at the BMA:
– Vanguard Views celebrates the innovation in early modern art (1900-1940)
– Horizons is an outdoor sculpture installation interspersed in the BMA’s plaza
– African Ceramics Gallery
includes pieces created utilitarian and ritual use
Find out more here!


3rd Annual Resolution Run
December 28 at 8:00 AM
Red Mountain Park

Celebrate the past year and new beginnings as you race forward into 2014. Participants can choose between several route options, each featuring scenic views and pristine trails–routes include a 5K run, a 5-mile run, and a 10-mile run. There will be door prizes and delicious post-run food from Jim N Nick’s and Earth Fare. 

Registration info here! 


Saturday Morning Movie
December 28 at 10:00 AM
Southern Museum of Flight

The Southern Museum of Flight spotlights an aviation-themed movie each month, and to finish out 2013, it will be screening the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, which portrays a dramatic depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Arrive at 9:30 for a pre-movie education presentation.
More on the museum here!

New Year’s Eve in Birmingham
From relaxed to roof-raising, here are our picks on where to toast the arrival of 2014

New Year’s Eve at Vino
December 31
Vino Restaurant

Vino in Mountain Brook’s English Village is celebrating New Year’s Eve by offering a special four-course, fixed-price menu for a great price.  

 View the special NYE menu here 


New Year’s Eve at Todd English P.U.B.

December 31 
Todd English P.U.B.

Celebrate with friends in a cool, casual atmosphere. Dine on comfort foods with a creative twist before the champagne toast & appetizers at midnight.

More info here! 


The Black Jacket Symphony presents
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”

December 27 – 31

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to Birmingham for their final performance of the year. Join them in ringing in the new year with a three-night performance of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic rock
album “Born to Run.”

Get tickets here! 


Alabama Symphony Orchestra Presents

New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration 

December 31 at 6:00 PM
Alabama Theatre

Enjoy the ASO’s annual nod to the grand tradition of New Year’s in the Olde World. Ring in the new year with waltzes, operatic selections and a glass of bubbly. You’ll be feted and festive and done in time for dinner reservations.

Get tickets here! 


NYE Ball Drop & Fireworks Show

December 31 at 6:00 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings Gardendale

This family-friendly event kicks off with a glow-in-the-dark run followed by inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, and karaoke. The fireworks show begins at 9 PM, and live music will be playing until the ball drops at midnight.
Find out more here!

New Year’s Eve with Jay Pharoah

December 31 at 7:45 PM & 10 PM
Comedy Club StarDome

Current Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah, who is best known for his uncanny celebrity impressions including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Kanye West, will welcome the new year with two hilarious comedy shows.
Get tickets here!

New Year’s Eve Contra Dance
December 31 at 9:00 PM

Dance your way into the new year with FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music and Dance). This year, caller Susan Kevra from Nashville is bringing The Cantrells from Nashville to play their original folk and bluegrass music.
More on FOOTMAD here!

New Year’s Eve Bash

December 31 at 8:00 PM
Shelby County Arts Council Gallery

This fun evening features live music by regional favorite Rollin’ in the Hay, plus hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. Enjoy a unique, relaxed evening out in our beautiful little town with SCAC.
Get tickets here!


To Mock a Killing Bird
December 27 – 31 at 8:00 PM
Theatre Downtown

How about starting 2014 with a whodunnit? Join Extemporaneous Theatre Company for this hilarious, fully improvised murder mystery show that is different with each performance.
Get tickets here!

10th Annual New Year’s Eve Party

December 31 at 9:00 PM

This annual bash features live music by Trotline Band with James Miller and the County Road Band, plus party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Get tickets here!


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