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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    Mountain Brook Art Association Holiday Art Show

    Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association and Hand in Paw

    December 5 - December 19, 2014

    The talented artists of Mountain Brook Art Association invite you to visit a two-week annual holiday art show at Brookwood Village , in the lower level, just steps inside the mall from all those great restaurants! Buy your holiday gifts direct from top artists representing cities throughout the metropolitan area. Paintings of all sizes and price ranges, all styles. Featured artists appearing daily with on-site ...more


    Holiday Movies

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

    December 20, 2014

    Visit the Youth Department's Story Castle to watch holiday movies sure to get you into the holiday spirit. 


    Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas

    Presented by South City Theatre at South City Theatre, Columbiana

    December 12 - December 20, 2014

    A Southern director and cast share their holiday joys and challenges with us when South City Theatre presents something different for your holiday fare! Fifteen holiday stories from the...more

    Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 20, 2014

    Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo! Make your reservations now for this popular holiday event. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast at the Kudzoo Café followed by a...more

    Christmas Cartoons

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 20, 2014

    Come create some holiday trail mix and enjoy with some cartoons!


    Chelsea Christmas Parade

    Presented by City of Chelsea at Chelsea City Hall, Chelsea

    December 20, 2014

    Make plans to attend the 15th Annual Chelsea Christmas Parade that will be held this year on Saturday, December 20 at 10:00am. This is a well-anticipated family event in our...more

    Ugly Pet Sweater Party 2014

    Presented by Just Happy Hounds, LLC

    December 20, 2014

    FREE DOG EVENT - First Annual Ugly Pet Sweater Party at Just Happy Hounds, LLC - Midtown in Birmingham scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 2014. Prizes will be awarded. We’re going to have...more

    Grammy Award Winner Gregory Porter in Concert

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    December 21, 2014

    Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, who signed to the prestigious Blue Note record label in 2013, will perform at the Carver Theatre/Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame....more

    Virginia Samford Theatre presents The Old Time TV Show Christmas Showcase

    Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 21, 2014

    Come back to the golden age of TV variety shows! Think “Ed Sullivan”!  Singing, dancing, comedy and appearances by your favorite celebrities.  All in the style of the grand...more

    Virginia Samford Theatre presents Holiday Hyjinx

    Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    December 11 - December 21, 2014

    The FEMININE HYJINX girls – Lee Ann 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...more

    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Presented by Alabama Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 21, 2014

    The Alabama Ballet remains one of only seven companies in the world granted the right to perform this holiday classic by the Balanchine Trust. Performed to Balanchine's exacting...more

    Amahl and the Night Visitors

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Baptist Church at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham

    December 21, 2014

    Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors."
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Sanctuary. A heart-warming story for the whole family!...more

    Briarwood Annual Community Christmas Festival

    Presented by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    December 21, 2014

    Briarwood presents our Annual Community Christmas Festival. The 100 voice Adult Choir will be joined by the Briarwood Ballet and the Alabama Festival Orchestra in a musical celebration of the...more

    A Christmas Festival at St. Francis

    Presented by The Episcopal Church of Saint Francis of Assisi at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Indian Springs Village

    December 21, 2014

    A Christmas Festival at St. Francis:
    Please join us on Sunday December 21st for a Christmas Festival at The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Indian Springs. The festivities will...more

    Holiday Movie

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 21, 2014

    Come and decorate a yummy gingerbread man and enjoy a festive holiday movie!


    Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 22, 2014

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! We are excited to announce the 2014 Holiday Film Series. Join us for Hot Chocolate, holiday movies, and a sing-along with the Mighty...more

    Monday at the Movies

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 22, 2014

    Join us for Monday at the Movies! We show classic and contemporary movies once a month (usually on the last Monday of the month.) We'll watch a newer holiday classic in...more

    Holiday Meet and Greet

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

    December 22, 2014

    Come enjoy a holiday treat with the Ensley Library staff. Everyone in attendance will be entered into a gift card giveaway. 


    Holiday Movie Marathon

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

    December 22, 2014

    What better way to celebrate the season than by watching your favorite holiday movies. Drop in for a trip down holiday memory lane as we play the classics all day. 


    Last Minute Christmas Crafts

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 22, 2014

    We'll have all the supplies, so just stop by make a fun Christmas craft!


    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour

    Presented by Broadway in Birmingham at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    December 23, 2014

    This is a very special year for Mannheim Steamroller. We’re celebrating 30 years since the release of Chip’s first Christmas record — and 30 years of having the privilege of...more

    Letters to Santa

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

    December 8 - December 23, 2014

    Have you been naughty or nice? Let Santa know by writing him a letter. 


    Kitschmas

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    November 21 - December 24, 2014

    “Kitschmas” Gift-sized artwork and ornaments made with recycled materials by over 60 artists.

    Annual holiday open house:

    - Friday November 21st, 5:00 - 9:00 pm in sync...more

    Visits and Photos with Singing Santa

    Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Colonial Brookwood Village, Birmingham

    November 14 - December 24, 2014

    Beginning Friday, November 14 at 6pm, enjoy visits and photos with the legendary Singing Santa!

    A variety of photo packages will be available.

    While there, register for your...more

    Photos with Santa

    Presented by Riverchase Galleria at Riverchase Galleria, Hoover

    November 7 - December 24, 2014

    Have your visit captured in pictures! See website for details and special promotions. Discount offered for advance purchase.

    Pet Night
    Bring your furry friend to see...more

    Christmas Services

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

    December 24 - December 25, 2014

    Come celebrate Christmas with Christmas Eve Services and Christmas services at the Cathedral Church of the Advent. Christmas Eve services begin with the children's service and the Blessing of...more

    ETC presents Santa's Underpants

    Presented by Extemporaneous Theatre Company at Fifth Avenue Antiques-Theatre Downtown, Birmingham

    December 25, 2014

    The gifts keep coming with our ONE NIGHT ONLY Christmas night performance of Santa's Underpants! Your favorite short form games - like The Alphabet Game, Broadway, Four Square and more - with...more

    Christmas with DJ Coco Dance Party!

    Presented by Bottletree Cafe at Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham

    December 25, 2014

    Originally from Manchester, England, Andrew Thorp known as DJ COCO one of Southeast's best imports. DJ Coco has been moving dance floors all over the world for well over a decade. Having...more

    Christmas Night: Mandi Rae with Friends

    Presented by The Nick at The Nick, Birmingham

    December 25, 2014

    Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised everywhere else, Mandi Rae grew up in a military family and embraced the challenges that a travelling childhood provided, as evidenced in her songwriting,...more

    Festival of Lights

    Presented by LiveNation at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham

    November 27 - December 28, 2014

    A mile of lights and A lifetime of memories await you and your family at the Festival Of Lights dazzling display of millions of lights in the shapes of holiday designs and characters that will...more

    Annual Community Kwanzaa

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    December 30, 2014

    Join the spirit of family and community with its annual Kwanzaa program. The event kicks off with a hands-on workshop at 5:00 pm in the Abraham L. Woods Community Meeting Room. The community...more

    Kwanzaa Kraft

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 30, 2014

    Help us celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa by making take home crafts.


    Family Tour: What’s In A Face?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 30, 2014

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    Kwanzaa Kraft Time

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 30, 2014

    Help us celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa by making a craft to take home. 


    Alabama Symphony Orchestra: New Year's Eve: A Viennese Celebration

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in 2015 with waltzes, operatic selections, and a glass of bubbly. 


    Zoolight Safari

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    December 5 - December 31, 2014

    Be amazed by over a million lights, holiday music and plenty of festive activities as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun!

    Animals will not be on exhibit...more

    Santa vs The Snowman - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    See this heartwarming story of a lonely snowman who at first is swept away by the magical wonders of Santa’s village, only to become jealous of all the attention Santa gets at Christmas....more

    Lights in Palisades Park

    Presented by Palisades Park at Palisades Park, Oneonta

    December 1 - December 31, 2014

    Palisades Park will sparkle each year when thousands of lights will be glowing. The public is invited to drive through to see the Christmas Light extravaganza. Local businesses, churches, clubs,...more

    New Year's Eve with Once in a Lifetime

    Presented by Black Market Bar at Black Market Bar and Grill in 5 points, Birmingham

    December 31, 2014

    Join us for the biggest night of the year, and ring in 2015 right! For your enjoyment, we'll have the 80s throwback band Once in a Lifetime PLUS awesome drink specials and a champagne toast at...more

    3rd Annual New Years Day Hike

    Presented by The Birmingham Pledge Foundation at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    January 1, 2015

    Join The Birmingham Pledge Foundation and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve for the 3rd annual hike to Hawk's Ridge Overlook for a communal reading of The Birmingham Pledge. 

    An...more

    High Voltage

    Presented by Alabama Power

    December 4, 2014 - January 9, 2015

    Original gifts for the Holidays by Alabama Artists.

    Opening reception, December 4th. 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


    The Magic of Model Trains Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features...more

    Winter Wonderland Holiday Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Sleigh bells ring...are you listening?  It is the sound of Winter Wonderland at McWane Science Center.  Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season. ...more

    Rocky Mountain Express - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first...more

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Art Show

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    November 21, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Art Show” presents small, affordable works by local artists. The exhibit opens with an artists’ reception on Friday,...more

    Roaring Twenties New Years Eve

    Presented by FDSK German Culture Club at Das Haus: German Club, Birmingham

    December 31, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    Last year we made the list of top New Years Eve parties in Birmingham on al.com and this year is set to be even more spectacular! We have live ragtime jazz music provided by The King Quartet....more

    Here Comes Peter Cottontail

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

    April 3, 2015

    Watch Peter Cottontail as he wants to be the Chief Easter Bunny, but Evil Iron Tail is after the top spot as well. The competition is on, and Peter must deliver more eggs than Iron Tail or Easter...more

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