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12/3/2014 – 12/9/2014 



December is here–get into the holiday spirit with our list of top events happening in and around Birmingham. Plus, we’ve included several arts and music events that you’ll want to mark on your social calendar.

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RMTC Holiday Spectacular
December 4 – 21
Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season. Red Mountain Theatre Co.’s youth programs perform alongside professional actors to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season in Birmingham.
See a preview & get tickets here!


North Pole Express
Now through December 20
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Hop aboard the North Pole Express and enjoy milk & cookies, Christmas carols, and Christmas stories while you travel. Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves board the train to visit with everyone, so be sure to bring your camera.
Get tickets here!

Holiday Open House & Trunk Show
Tonight at 5:00 PM
Tonya Jones SalonSpa – English Village

This trunk show and shopping event features Uptown Sweats by Kiya Tomlin and Sandra Cadavid, two of the Northeast’s hottest fashion designers who are coming to Birmingham to premier their newest collections. The event also includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, spirits, and grab bags for the first 50 guests.

More here! 


Birmingham Art Crawl

December 4 from 5 – 9:00 PM

Downtown Loft District


On the first Thursday of every month, our city’s pool of creative talent will be showcased throughout the historic loft district. Art Crawl is a great way to meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Birmingham.
 More info here!

Tickled Teal
December 4 at 7:30 PM
Comedy Club Stardome

This 3rd annual comedy event is hosted by and benefits The Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Comedians for this year’s event include Karen Mills, an ovarian cancer survivor who provides a whole new comical insight into life after cancer, and John Morgan, better known as the “Ragin’ Cajun.”   

Tickets available here! 


Christmas with Michael W. Smith

December 5 at 8:00 PM
Leslie S. Wright Center – Samford University

Backed by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, singer Michael W. Smith will bring holiday cheer to Birmingham with The Spirit of Christmas Tour. Smith will perform traditional Christmas songs like The Miracle of Christmas, It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and Happy Holidays.
Tickets available here!

BSC Carol Service
December 5 & 7
Canterbury United Methodist Church

One of Birmingham-Southern College’s oldest traditions, this 79th annual concert is free and open to the public. It

features songs performed by the Concert Choir, Southern Chorale, and the BSC Alumni Choir as well as scripture readings from community members.
More info here!

FlameWorks Art Show
December 5 – 7 from 5 – 8:00 PM

2330 2nd Avenue South

This 5th annual gathering of artists takes place at artist Kevin Irwin’s downtown studio. This year’s weekend-long show brings together 12 artists

including Kevin Irwin, Melanie Colvin, Sarah Conklin, Chris Davis, Darrell Ezekiel, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Bethanne Hill, Jane Marshall, Kay Moates, Chiharu Roach, Byron Sonnier, and Daisy Winfrey.
Learn more here! 


Zoolight Safari
December 5 – 31
Birmingham Zoo

Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday fun. View more than one million lights, listen to holiday music, and delight in festive snowfalls every night. Attractions include the Candy Cane Train, the Jingle Bell Carousel, the Holiday Hayride, and the all-new 100-ft. Yuletide Slide.
More info here!


Artist Market
December 6 from 9 AM – 3:00 PM
Shelby County Arts Council

At this 6th annual art event, local artists will be offering their one-of-a-kind art for sale, including pottery, jewelry, fabric art, paintings, drawings, print making, photography, and more. Attendees can also enjoy a fun “Pinterest Project” or the annual Christmas Tour of Homes, which is happening the same day.
Learn more here!

Babes in Toyland
December 6 & 13-14
Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Widow Piper’s husband has passed away and left her alone with 14 children working in a toy factory for mean Barnaby. Can the children in Toyland escape Barnaby’s evil plot and be home in time to spend Christmas together as a family? Join BCT for this musical about adventure, hope, and the power of family.
Tickets available here! 


Christmas at Arlington
December 6 – 7
Arlington Antebellum Home & Garden

Celebrate with Arlington’s staff as they commemorate the mansion’s 56th anniversary as Birmingham’s historic house museum. See local floral designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past at this annual holiday event.

More here! 


Bring Your Old Buddy Scramble
December 7 at 10:00 AM
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails

Golfers, this one’s for you: one of Birmingham’s biggest golf events happens this weekend at all RTJ golf trails except Lakewood. Proceeds from the tournament will be divided amongst a variety of local charities that impact the state of Alabama as a whole.

View available courses + register here!

Answer to Cancer Concert
December 7 from 4 – 8:00 PM
Regions Field

Hear St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Girls Guns and Glory, and Amy Black perform live at this concert benefitting the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The family-friendly event will also have food, drinks, silent and live auctions, and a photo booth.

Jam 4 Sam
December 7 from 5 – 9:00 PM

Get ready to enjoy great live music and raise money to combat childhood cancer. At this 5th annual event, local bands will battle it out in celebration of the life of Sam Lapidus. Funds will benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.


A Very BMR Christmas
December 8 from 6 – 11:00 PM
Iron City

All Birmingham Mountain Radio fans won’t want to miss this 2nd annual Christmas concert featuring performances by Jake Bugg, Mike Doughty, James Bay, Greylag, and Fire Mountain. BMR is teaming up with Toys for Tots and encouraging you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a chance to win a great prize giveaway.
More info here!


No Room at the Inn
December 9 at 6:00 PM
Birmingham Public Library – West End Branch

Join the Birmingham Public Library for an evening of Christmas music with songs from the Birmingham Heritage Jazz Band, recording artist Denita Gibbs, the Lawson State Community College Choir, and Cleo Kennedy.
More info here!


A Colonial Christmas
December 9 – 17
American Village

Step back in time at this historical lunch and tour hosted by First Lady Dolley Madison. Visit the Christmas Village–which includes 55 buildings and 150 figurines–sing along at a Christmas concert with figures from the past, and enjoy a Christmas fête in the rustic barn.
Tour info available here!

Winter Wonderland
Now through January 11
McWane Science Center

Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season–Winter Wonderland is back at McWane! 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!


Save the date!

30A Songwriters Festival
January 16 – 18
30A in Northwest Florida

Considered the Sundance of songwriters festivals, this annual music event brings together the best in legendary and up-and-coming singer/songwriters at 25 venues along the scenic Highway 30A. This year’s lineup features 150 artists including Graham Nash, the Indigo Girls, Leon Russell, Jason Isbell, and Shawn Mullins.
Full music lineup announced here!


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