A guide to Christmas concerts bringing fa-la-la-la fun to Birmingham

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What better way is there to get into the holiday spirit than with some Christmas music? During the month of December, Birmingham is hosting many seasonal music concerts that will provide you with some fa-la-la-la fun! Check out our guide to some of these fabulous events.

Birmingham Boys Choir

The Birmingham Boys Choir will be presenting the gift of music to the community of Birmingham at their 40th Annual Christmas Concert. Ticket sales end November 30, so act fast!

Location: Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Road, Mountain Brook 35213

Date: December 11

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Price: Free admission

Birmingham Boys Choir. Photo via birminghamboyschoirs.com.
Briarwood Christmas Festival

“Break Forth Into Singing!” with the Briarwood Chancel (Adult) Choir, Festival Orchestra, Youth Choir and Briarwood Ballet. The program will feature sacred choral and instrumental music with classics by Bach, Handle, John Rutter and more.

Location: Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 2200 Briarwood Way, Vestavia AL 35243

Date: December 17

Time: 7 p.m

Price: Free admission

Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Photo via briarwood.org.
Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship

Settle in for an intimate night of musical worship with the “Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship” tour. Tomlin is a multi-platinum selling artist and called “the most sung artist anywhere” by TIME Magazine and is among the most influential artists in Christmas music. This event offers the rare opportunity to engage with Tomlin on a personal level, and experience the spirit and joy of the season.

Location: Alabama Theater, 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham AL 35203

Date: December 3

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: $62 – $185


Chris Tomlin. Photo via PennLive.com.
Christmas with Act of Congress

Voted one of the “Must See Live Acts of Alabama”, you won’t want to miss Act of Congress as they take the stage this Christmas season. Hosted by the Samford University Wright Center and Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Act of Congress features a timeless blend of tight harmonies, vintage instrumentation and deep music roots which is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

Location: Samford University Wright Center, 872 Montague Drive, Birmingham AL 35229

Date: December 1

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: $15 – $62


Act of Congress. Photo via Bham Now.
Holiday Soul with Eric Essix

Holiday Soul is an incredible harmonious celebration, featuring Birmingham’s very own Eric Essix, along with Antonio Allen, Melvin Miller, Leonard Julien III and Kelvin Wooten. The performance will include a handpicked collection of soulful songs and top holiday favorites.

Location: Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Performance Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham AL 35294

Date: December 10

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: Starting at $40


Holiday Soul with Eric Essix. Photo via alysstephens.org.
Holiday Spectacular 2017

The Red Mountain Theatre Company brings the best of local and national talent to the Birmingham stage with their 2017 Holiday Spectacular. This yearly musical event will warm your heart and raise your spirits as they set the stage for a magical holiday season with all of your favorite seasonal music.

Location: Red Mountain Theatre Company, 301 19th Street N., Birmingham 35203

Date: December 1-17

Time: Wednesday-Saturday evening performance 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinee performance 2:00 p.m.

Price: $19 – $55


Red Mountain Theatre Company, Holiday Spectacular. Photo via redmountaintheatre.org.
Mid-day Music: The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble

Hear the rings and chimes of joyous melodies with the Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble. Under the direction of Frederick Teardo and Charles Kennedy, this 30-minute seasonal music concert is free for all.

Location: The Cathedral Church of the Advent, 2017 6th Ave N, Birmingham 35203

Date: December 15

Time:12:30 p.m.

Price: Free admission

Photo via blog.oup.com.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is back again to perform an exciting event for the entire family to enjoy. An American rock band, TSO performs an electric mix of classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive features that are blended into rock and heavy metal music. Performing for 18 years, TSO is best known for their first release “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”, which was released in 1996.

Location: The BJCC’s Legacy Arena, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham AL 35203

Date: December 13

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $32 – $71


Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Photo via Facebook.
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