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12/10/2014 – 12/16/2014 



The Holiday Season is well upon us now–from ballet performances and choral concerts to wonderful fundraising events, December is packed full of holiday cheer. Check out our list for more exciting Birmingham festivites to add to your calendar. 

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Champagne Sale

December 11

Gus Mayer

Join Gus Mayer for its biggest event of the year, where you can get big savings on winter fashions. Sip and savor some of the best deals of the season while enjoying champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

More info here!


Meet the Artist Reception with Toby Klein
December 11
Aldridge Gardens

Meet mixed-media artist Toby Klein and get a first glance at her new exhibit. Like a kaleidoscope, Toby’s contemporary art is created with a burst of color, as well as symmetry of design and motion. Her goal is to intrigue each person by drawing the eye into the piece of art and holding it there so they can see all of the intricate detail. 

More information here!

ASFA Holiday Music Concert

December 11 and 12
Dorothy Jemison Day Theater

Get in the holiday spirit at this family-friendly concert performed by the students of Alabama School of Fine Arts. The show will feature ASFA’s Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Choir, and Concerto delle Donne.

Home for the Holidays
December 11 and 13
Samford University Brock Hall

Celebrate the sounds of the season at with Opera Birmingham and a surprise sell-out artist. Enjoy a unique blend of secular and sacred holiday music, as well as longtime favorites and new works. This show is sure to enchant audiences of all ages! 

Holiday Hyjinx

December 11 through 21

Virginia Samford Theatre

Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown, Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Jan D. Hunter and Kristin Staskowski are back and ready to celebrate the holidays with a fun-filled show of comedy sketches and songs that will help ease the stress of the crazy busy season. Plan your special Girls Night Out party today!

Find tickets here!


The Alabama Ballet will be performing the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, beginning this weekend. As one of only seven companies in the world with rights to perform this holiday classic, The Alabama Ballet’s performance is sure to be a treat!

The Mutt-cracker

December 12
BJCC Concert Hall

If you love dogs, you’ll love Birmingham Ballet’s 4th annual canine-filled version of this holiday classic. The audience will enjoy the beautiful dancing of the traditional The Nutcracker, along with the exciting dog company. Performance benefits the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

More info and tickets!


Old Time TV Show Christmas Special
December 12 through 21
Virginia Samford Theatre

Travel back to the golden age of TV variety shows with this Christmas showcase. Enjoy singing, dancing, comedy, and appearances by your favorite classic celebrities. Guaranteed fun for the whole family-in the style of the 50s and 60s.

More details here!


Decked Out Dash

December 13

Oak Mountain State Park

Don your Santa suits, elf shoes, jingle-bells, blinking lights, and tacky holiday sweaters for this festive race. The Arc invites you to come out and celebrate the season with their 5th Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. Best outfit wins a prize! All proceeds will benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities served by The Arc of Jefferson County.

Registration and more details here!

AWC Holiday Craft and Bake Sale
December 13
Veterans Park

Share the spirit of the holidays with friends and family and purchase handmade crafts and homemade goodies at the annual craft and bake sale. Items for sale include baked goods, ornaments, unique gift items, smoked meats, frozen casseroles, jewelry, quilts, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Alabama Wildlife Center.

CACAO Dinner Dance

December 13
Hilton Perimeter

Come out to the 4th annual Central Alabama Caribbean American Dinner Dance. Featuring special guest Hon. Franz Hall, Counsul General of Jamaica. Enjoy great food, music and door prizes and the always-entertaining MC Mr. Ulato Sam.

Tickets and more information here!


The Blue Light Special Art Show

December 13 and 14
Cahaba ClayWorks and Earthborn Studios

Over 50 artists will be present at this unique event to sell their “imperfect” pieces at a discount–as well as present the very best art they have. The event is located in a large building perfect for shopping, lunching and giving back to the community all in one visit. Join with us to support ‘Empty Bowls,’ a hunger-prevention endeavor pairing local potters and local Iron Chefs, who will be providing lunch.

More event details here!

Babes in Toyland
December 13 and 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! 


Holiday House Tour
December 13 and 14
Independent Presbyterian Church

For 65 years, the Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday House Tour has been a holiday tradition in Birmingham. This year, the tour features four beautiful homes, a unique office and, of course, the church, decorated in holiday splendor. Be sure to bring your family to this wonderful event!

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity
December 13 and 14
McWane Science Center

Join the Aldridge Repertory Theatre for their performance of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. The family-friendly dinner event is sure to be entertaining for everyone.

December 13 and 14
Children’s Dance Foundation Studio Theatre

Children’s Dance Foundation presents a delightful mix of dances performed by CDF Upper School students and teaching artists. This wonderful show will also feature professional guest companies Arova Contemporary Ballet and Sanspointe.

Find out more here!

Holiday Film Series

December 13 through 22
The Alabama Theatre

12/12 – 7 PM White Christmas

12/13 – 10 AM The Polar Express | 2 PM The Polar Express
             * Fundraiser for Kid One Transport
12/13 – 7 PM It’s A Wonderful Life
12/14 – 2 PM Miracle On 34th Street
12/15 – 7 PM Christmas Vacation
12/16 – 7 PM Home Alone
12/17 – 7 PM Scrooged
12/18 – 7 PM Elf
12/19 – 7 PM A Christmas Story | 11:55 PM Christmas Vacation
12/20 – 2 PM Cartoon Matinee | 7 PM It’s A Wonderful Life
12/21 – 2 PM White Christmas 
12/22 – 7 PM Christmas Vacation

Find advance tickets here!

Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour
December 16
Avondale Brewing Company

Fresh Air Family presents the Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour. Participants will take a bus tour of the area’s over-the-top holiday displays. Buses run every 20 minutes. Don your wacky and tacky Christmas attire and join the fun! There will be a mid-tour break at La Paz in Crestline Village. 

A Colonial Christmas
Now through December 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!

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!

RMTC Holiday Spectacular
Now through December 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 and get tickets here!


Zoolight Safari
Now through December 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!


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