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12/17/2014 – 12/25/2014 

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The holidays are officially here–with last minute shopping and countless gatherings with family and friends, your social calendar is sure to be overflowing. Check our list below of Birmingham’s most festive events for this week.
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A Colonial Christmas
December 17 at 10:30AM and 12PM
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 here!


Holiday Film Series

Now through December 23
The Alabama Theatre

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
12/23 – 7 PM Christmas Vacation

Find advance tickets here!


Cuban Takeover Night
December 18 at 7PM
Primeaux Cheese + Vino

Birmingham’s only European-style wine and cheese café, Primeaux, will be hosting a five-wine, five-course Cuban Takeover dinner this Thursday. A portion of proceeds will benefit the City of Birmingham’s Division of Youth Services and the Youth First Holiday Campaign.

More details here!

 


It’s Not the Mall Y’all
December 19
Third Friday in Forest Park

Stop by for the last open house of the year in Forest Park.

The ‘loos’ of Forest Park’s merchants will be turned into art installations by local artists. Get your photo taken as a wall trophy in the Kitschmas deer photo booth by multi-international award winner photographer Liesa Cole and Tony Rodio of Omnistudio. 100% of event proceeds will benefit Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

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A Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol

December 19 through 20

Alys Stephens Performaning Arts Center

The classic holiday tale has been adapted by ASC staff member and ArtPlay teaching artist Jerry Sims, bringing to life the season’s most beloved tale! You may know Jerry from Yuletide in Dogtown, Alice’s EVEN BIGGER Tea Party, and Down the Yellow Brick Road fame. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for kids.


 

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!


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.
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Breakfast With Santa
December 20
The Birmingham Zoo

Enjoy a delicious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast at Kudzoo Café, followed by a visit from Santa. Children receive a special treat upon arrival. Hurry- spots fill quick!


Handel’s Messiah

December 20 at 7:30PM

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

The infamous Beethoven once called Handel “the greatest composer that ever lived.” Today, Handel’s Messiah has become the world’s the most popular choral work, delighting audiences every holiday season. Don’t miss this performance conducted by Jory Vinikour.


Old Time TV Show Christmas Special
Now through December 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!

 


Holiday Hyjinx

Now through December 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!

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Uh Oh! Here Comes Christmas
December 21 at 2PM
Shelby County Arts Council

South City Theatre presents Uh Oh Here Comes Christmas, a compilation of fifteen holiday stories from international best-selling author Robert Fulghum. Enjoy a show about the funny, heartwarming, and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays. 

Tickets here!


Mannheim Steamroller
December 23 at 7:30PM
The BJCC

The 30th Anniversary Tour of Grammy Award winner Chip Davis’ show features the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller, as well as amazing multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Enjoy the spirit of the season with the classic sound of Mannheim Steamroller. 

Details 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!

 


Last Minute Men’s Night Out
December 22 at 4PM
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square

This Men’s Night Out is perfect for any last minute shoppers. Shop for your special someone while enjoying beer specials, music, and great vendors that will help you wrap your gifts on the way out. This is the perfect night to catch up with friends before the hectic holidays arrive.

Find out more here!


Kitschmas
Now through December 24
Naked Art

Are you still in search for some great gift ideas? Not sure what to get the person who has everything? Stop by the gallery for local handmade wonders under $50. You’ll find gift-sized art and recycled ornaments by 60 local Birmingham artists.

More details here!


Pancake Breakfast

December 25 at 8AM
Levite Jewish Community Center

Join the LJCC for their first Pancake Breakfast. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, veggie sausage, fruit, & breakfast cereal. Proceeds benefit the LJCC Scholarship Fund.


Annual Community Kwanza

December 30 at 5PM
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Join in with the spirit of family and community at the annual Kwanzaa program. The event kicks off in the Abraham L. Woods Community Meeting Room, and the celebration follows in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery and will highlight one of seven principles or “Nguzo Saba” of Kwanzaa.

 


NYE: A Viennese Celebration

December 31 at 6PM

Alabama Theatre

What better way to ring in the new year than with the Alabama Symphony. Ring in 2015 with waltzes, operatic selections, and a glass of bubbly. Join conductor Christopher Confessore and vocalist Lisa Vroman for the celebration.


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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