The ultimate guide to tacky holiday sweater events happening around Birmingham

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It’s that time of year again – the holidays. That means it’s time to get tacky and hit the holly-jolly ugly sweater events happening around the ‘ham through the month of December. Here’s a list you don’t want to miss!

Teen Ugly Sweater Design Party

Teens get ready! It’s time to put your design skills to the test this holiday season at the Teen Ugly Sweater Design Party at the Homewood Public Library. All supplies are provided, including sweaters.

Location: Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood AL 35209

Date: Tuesday, December 19

Time: 4p.m. – 5p.m.

Price: Free.

Age: 6th-12th graders


Homewood Public Library Teen Advisory Board. Photo via Judith Wright.

Christmas Vacation Themed Painting and Ugly Sweater Contest

Is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation one of your all-time favorite holiday movies? Then this is the event or you! Painting with a Twist is hosting a Christmas Vacation themed painting class and ugly sweater contest this December.

Groove along to Christmas Vacation themed music while painting “The Family Christmas Tree” – you know the one!

But that’s not all! There will also be lots of old-fashioned trivia questions to test your Christmas Vacation knowledge. You’ll want to come dressed in your ugliest holiday sweater/outfit, too, for a chance to win a $5, $10 or $15 gift certificate, plus a surprise gift.

Location: Painting with a Twist, 701 Douglas Baker Blvd. #106, Birmingham AL 35242

Date: Friday, December 15

Time: 7p.m. – 9p.m.

Price: $35 per seat

Age: 18+; 21+ BYOB


“The Family Christmas Tree”. Photo via Painting with a Twist.

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Birmingham

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawls is the creator of the largest – and ugliest – sweater bar crawls in the nation. Hosting bar crawls in 12 other locations, Ugly Sweater Bar Crawls has officially added Birmingham to their list of places to party this holiday season.

Now you can throw on your most hideous sweater, grab a drink and visit some of the best bars in town at this 1st annual event.

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Birmingham will be partnering with all of the ‘hams greatest Lakeview hotspots:

Location: Historic Lakeview Entertainment District, Birmingham AL 35233

Date: Saturday, December 9

Time: 5p.m.

Price: $18 – $32.50


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Ugly Sweater Night with Santa

Did you know Santa is a fan of ugly sweaters? This holiday season is the perfect opportunity to show off your oh-so silliest sweater to the guy in red. Just put on that incredible sweater, grab your family and friends (no one is too old for this event!) and head to Belk’s Court at the Riverchase Galleria to take a fun photo with Santa.

Location: Riverchase Galleria, 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244

Date: Friday, December 1

Time: 5p.m. – 8p.m.


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