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    Railroad Park

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family ...more


    City of Helena 46th Annual Christmas Parade

    Presented by City of Helena at Helena Amphitheater, Helena

    December 3, 2016

    The theme for the 46th Annual Christmas Parade is "Put the fire out....Santa's coming". We are honoring our Fire Department for the outstanding service they provide to our residents. The...more

    Service of Choral Evensong

    Presented by Independent Presbyterian Church

    December 4, 2016

    Evensong is a service of Evening Prayer by Song, drawing on traditions from the 4th century. The service is about 30 minutes long, followed by a 30 minute organ recital. The December...more

    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    December 4, 2016

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

    Presented by Cathedral Church of the Advent at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham

    December 4, 2016

    The Cathedral Choirs sing the traditional service of readings, hymns and choral anthems, to celebrate the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.  


    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens Holiday Open House

    Presented by Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    December 3 - December 4, 2016

    Christmas at Arlington, Arlington’s gift to the city of Birmingham, held the first weekend in December, (December 3-4) is an annual event that kicks off the holiday season.  Arlington,...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee: Holiday Edition

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 4, 2016

    Each month the Avondale Regional Branch Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. Our film for December is a holiday classic based on the short story "The Greatest Gift"...more

    Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday at the Galleria

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Riverchase Galleria, Hoover

    December 4, 2016

    Blake Richardson, Conductor

    Come hear the ASYO play Holiday favorites near the Carousel at the Riverchase Galleria. Proudly presented by Riverchase Galleria.


    Christmas at Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 4, 2016

    Friday, December 2nd – Hanging of the Green, Candlelight Tour and Reception.
    Starts at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20/person.

    Saturday, December 3rd (10 a.m.—4 p.m.) & Sunday,...more

    Christmas By Candlelight 2016: Thy Perfect Light

    Presented by Shades Mountain Baptist Church at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills

    December 4, 2016

    This Free community event features musicians, artists and filmmakers retell the ageless Advent story.  "We Three Kings on a long road home, search for light to heal our souls..." No admission...more

    Christmas Open House 2016

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    December 4, 2016

    Come and see some of Bessemer’s history on display and learn about the past while getting in the Christmas spirit with displays of Christmas decorations from years gone by. See an old-fashioned...more

    Embellishments Holiday Concert 2016: Fire and Ice

    Presented by Embellishments, Inc at Hoover High School, Hoover

    December 4, 2016

    Overture from “The Nutcracker Suite”, Tchaikovsky
    Firebird (Finale), Stravinsky
    Riu Riu Chiu
    Winter Wonderland
    Ding, Dong, Merrily on High
    In the Bleak...more

    University of Montevallo CSM Recital

    Presented by University of Montevallo Music Department at LeBaron Recital Hall, Montevallo

    December 4, 2016

    From lively outdoor performances at Flowerhill to moving concerts at LeBaron Recital Hall and Palmer Auditorium, you’ll find something to please your ears no matter what time of year it is....more

    Birmingham Community Concert Band

    Presented by Birmingham Community Concert Band at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    December 4, 2016

    The Birmingham Community Concert Band Association was founded in 1980. Its purpose is to promote the listening enjoyment of concert band music for the Greater Birmingham Area while providing local...more

    An Afternoon with the Author - Leslie Byars Register

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    December 4, 2016

    Leslie Byars Register left her native home of Mayfield, Kentucky, to study art, her passion since early childhood. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Alabama,...more

    80th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Canterbury United Methodist Church , Birmingham

    December 2 - December 4, 2016

    This year will mark the 80th anniversary of one of Birmingham-Southern College’s oldest and most beloved traditions.

    The annual Service of Lessons and Carols will be held on Friday, Dec....more

    City of Mountain Brook Holiday Parade

    Presented by Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce

    December 4, 2016

    Holiday floats, a marching band, music, elves, and photos with the Mayor (who will arrive on a fire truck) are all to be a part of the Holiday Parade. Parade activities begin on December 4th at...more

    Library Yoga

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 5, 2016

    Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome....more

    Teens Engineer BHM

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    September 19 - December 5, 2016

    Hang out with our UAB School of Engineering mentors to program a robot, solder a circuit board, design and print in 3D, and much more. It's a semester of designing and building, programming and...more

    Intro to 3D Printing

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    December 5, 2016

    The Intro to 3D Printing class offers a  comprehensive introduction to the technology.  Learn how the Makerbot works as well as the basics of finding and preparing models to print. Call...more

    Whittington Concerto and Aria Competition

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Music Department at Hill Recital Hall - Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    December 5, 2016

    The Dorsey and Frances Whittington Competition is named for two prominent teachers on the faculty of the Birmingham Conservatory of Music, which merged with the College in the early 1950s to form...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    When: December 6
    Title: Monet’s Palate Cookbook
    Author: Aileen Bordman

    6:00 p.m.


    Baby Tales

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    A story time designed especially for babies and their caregivers. Stories and music provide interaction for the babies and time for caregivers to talk and share with each other.  Ages: Birth...more

    Teens Engineer BHM

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Southside Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    September 13 - December 6, 2016

    Hang out with our UAB School of Engineering mentors to program a robot, solder a circuit board, design and print in 3D, and much more. It's a semester of designing and building, programming and...more

    Knitwise Tuesdays

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    September 20 - December 6, 2016

    Whether you’re new or a knitting wonder, join our team of expert & teen knitters weekly as we stitch our way to glory! Knitting needles and yarn are provided. We meet after school each...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: Impact Crater in Wetumpka

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 6, 2016

    OLLI Bonus Program: Impact Crater in Wetumpka, AL. with James Lowery Wednesday, December 6, at 2 p.m. in the Round Auditorium Scientists estimate that the energy...more

    Microsoft Excel

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 6, 2016

    This class offers practical experience using Microsoft Excel to design spreadsheets, format cells, use formulas, create charts and perform other popular functions. Call Bethany to register at...more

    Annual City of Birmingham Christmas Tree Lighting

    Presented by City of Birmingham at Linn Park, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    Free! Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, purchase great food and wait to see if there is an early visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. You can even participate in the parade or just hang out...more

    Lighting of the Star and Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade

    Presented by City of Homewood at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 6, 2016

    The Homewood Christmas Parade will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016. A new feature to this year’s parade will be the lighting of the Homewood Star on 18th Street as the parade enters Downtown...more

    Teens Engineer BHM

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    September 14 - December 7, 2016

    Hang out with our UAB School of Engineering mentors to program a robot, solder a circuit board, design and print in 3D, and much more. It's a semester of designing and building, programming and...more

    Reading Buddies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 7, 2016

    Practice your reading aloud skills each month on a different group of people (or animals). Online registration is required at www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org. K-3rd grade.


    Southeastern Outings Weekday hike at Veterans Park in Shelby County

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    December 7, 2016

    Come with us on our weekday hike.  Enjoy an easy 3 mile hike on trails in North Shelby County just off Valleydale Road.  Veterans Park is an 82-acre park with numerous walking trails, a...more

    One-on-One Tutorial: Tablet Training

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 7, 2016

    Learn how to use tablets such as an iPad or Kindle to play games, surf the internet and read eBooks. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to schedule your appointment. Tutorials take...more

    Storyday with Nay Nay

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 8 - December 8, 2016

    Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for ages three and under.


    Adult Tai Chi Classes

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 8, 2016

    Free classes offered twice monthly and taught by certified instructor; open for all ages over 18+. No registration, free & open to everyone.


    Time for Tales

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    September 8 - December 8, 2016

    An action packed preschool storytime with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Groups welcome!


    Show n' Tell Holiday Party

    Presented by Women Who Code

    December 8, 2016

    Your end-of-the -year Party!  This is our hoorah to the Women Who Code 2016 season. We plan to have presenters that will show us any tech-related projects they have been working on this year....more

    Highkey Thursdays

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    September 22 - December 8, 2016

    Highkey, as in not low key. As in, YELL IT OUT! Say it loud, and say it here! Your voice is powerful, so join us on Thursdays to make and edit your own movies and podcasts, and to burn...more

    Creative Roundtable

    Presented by Birmingham Creative Roundtable

    December 8, 2016

    We'll be meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. The Thomas Jefferson Hotel (later the Cabana Hotel, then Leer Tower) is a 19-story building, formerly a 350-room hotel, completed in 1929...more

    Holiday Breakfast

    Presented by Crisis Center at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, Vestavia Hills

    December 8, 2016

    The Crisis Center invites individuals from the communities of Central Alabama to our annual Holiday Breakfast. Breakfast service will begin at 7:00 a.m. with program beginning at 7:30...more

    That Puppet Guy Presents the Fa La La Follies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    Join us for a holiday themed puppet show the whole family can enjoy!


    Homeschool Hour: Birmingham in 1916

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    Homeschool Hour: Birmingham in 1916
    Thursday, December 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Have you ever wondered what life was...more

    Bath Bombs

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and University of Alabama at Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    Thursday, December 8, at 4 p.m. in Room 110 (Lower Library Level)

    Learn how easy it is to create your very own bath bombs! All supplies included. Online registration...more

    UAB Presents Discoveries in the Making

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and University of Alabama at Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    UAB Presents Discoveries in the Making: The Shape of Human Memory

    Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium    ...more

    Windows 10

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 8, 2016

    This class offers practical experience using Windows 10 to personalize the new interface, download apps, locate files and programs, use the Control Panel and perform other key functions. Call...more

    Artists on the Bluff Holiday Open House

    Presented by Artists on the Bluff at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 8, 2016

    Please join us for our fourth annual Holiday Open House.  Shop local and find a truly unique gift this year.   Visit with the artists and shop for items such as paintings, pottery,...more

    3D Printing Open Lab

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    December 8, 2016

    See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration is not...more

    Bells of Buchanan Christmas Concert

    Presented by Samford University School of the Arts at Brock Recital Hall - Samford University, Birmingham

    December 8, 2016

    Samford University's School of the Arts presents a concert by its handbell ensemble.


    Birmingham Metro Chapter Meeting of Alabama Hiking Trail Society

    Presented by Alabama Hiking Trail Society - Birmingham Chapter at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    December 8, 2016

    The Birmingham Metro Chapter meets the second Thursday of each month following the Sierra Club meeting at the Birmingham Zoo. Sierra Club meeting starts at 6:00 pm, then presentation at 6:30 pm,...more

    Asha Tea Time

    Presented by AshaKiran

    December 8, 2016

    What is it? Asha Tea Time is one of a kind networking event for women & will take place 2nd Thursday monthly at 5PM-6:30PM at Sitar Indian Restaurant. We wanted to...more

    ALFRA Informational Meeting – Family Law Reform

    Presented by Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 8, 2016

    PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Family Law Reform

    The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) will host a family law reform informational meeting on Thursday, December...more

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