Top pop-up shops open in Birmingham this holiday season


The holiday season is here and pop-up shops are opening their doors all over Birmingham. Here are the top pop-ups to check out!

Aviate at the Pizitz

In over 150 cities across the United States (plus some international), Aviate has become a leading retailer in T-shirts and hats. And ‘hammers are lucky, because it’s a local brand with its headquarters right here in Birmingham.


Now, Aviate has a pop-up shop at the newest hotspot in town – The Pizitz – and it’s just in time for the holiday season.

Location: The Pizitz, 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham AL 35203

Date: November 20 – January 15

Time: 7a.m. – 11p.m.

Photo by Kara Kennedy.
Christmas Pop-Up Shops Event

Celebrate the holidays and shop ’til you drop at the Christmas Pop-Up Shops Event. Filled with local entrepreneurs and vendors, you’ll find everything from hand-crafted items and holiday ornaments to unique decorations and more! This is a family-friendly event so bring the whole crew and enjoy free hot cocoa, games, raffles and giveaways!

Location: UAB Campus Recreation, 1501 University Blvd., Birmingham AL

Date: December 16

Time: 10a.m. – 4p.m.


Photo via Birmingham365.
Holiday Pop-Up Party by The Byline Co.

The Byline Co. is hosting a holiday pop-up party that is sure to please. Shop women’s, men’s and kid’s apparel, a curated selection of cocktail attire, art and home goods. While you browse, enjoy appetizers, drinks and holiday music provided by Second Spaces.

Location: 2410 5th Ave South, Birmingham AL

Date: Saturday, December 2

Time: 7p.m. – 9p.m.


The Byline Co. Photo via Facebook.
Pepper Place Holiday Market

Celebrate the joy of the season and shop the best of Alabama at the Pepper Place Holiday Market. This special indoor event will feature artists and makers from around the state. Discover incredible creations, such as:

  • Hand-woven baskets and brooms
  • Fine woodwork
  • Ornaments
  • Pottery
  • Clocks
  • Prints and notecards
  • Jewelry
  • Children’s items
  • Sweet holiday treats
  • Wreaths, garlands and other greenery
Photo via The Market at Pepper Place.

For a complete list of Holiday Market vendors, click here.

Location: The Market at Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham AL 35233

Date: December 9

Time: 7a.m. – Noon

Photo via The Market at Pepper Place.
Santa’s Stocking Stuffer Pop-Up Shop

During the month of December, support local Birmingham artists at Santa’s Stocking Stuffers Pop-Up Shop, hosted by the Alabama Center for Architecture. This pop-up is filled with a beautifully curated collection of locally-created wares, including:

  • Paintings
  • Furniture
  • Personal accessories
  • Printed calligraphy

You’ll find even more when you shop, splurge and support the ACFA at this event.

The Alabama Center for Architecture. Photo via Facebook.

Featured artists include:

Location: Alabama Center for Architecture, 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S., Birmingham AL 35233

Date: December 1 – 19

Time: 10a.m. – 3p.m.

Photo via Wilde Art Co. Facebook page.
Square One Goods Co. Christmas Pop-Up Shop

For 22 days only, Square One Goods Co. will be popping up next to Birmingham’s Alabama Theatre. You’ll find lots of unique items and holiday gifts, like hand-crafted stationary, cards and office supplies, created by local makers and international lines.

Stapler fun. Photo via Square Goods Supply Co.

This pop-up launches on December 1, so stop by for door prizes, food and drinks, plus other cool surprises.

Location: 1817 3rd Avenue N., Birmingham AL 35203

Date: December 1 – 22

Time: 5p.m. – 9p.m.


Photo via Square One Goods Co.
The North Pole Pop-Up Shops

Looking for a one-stop shop this holiday season? Then head over to The North Pole at the Summit. Here you’ll find a variety of shops all in one spot, including local Birmingham favorites:

  • Birmingham Candy Company
  • Kristalize Jewelry
  • Leaf and Petal
  • Original B’ham
  • Sugarboo and Co.
  • Two Sparrow’s Boutique

Plus, since it is “The North Pole”, you will also find the one and only Santa Claus!

Location: The Summit, 214 Summit Blvd. #150, Birmingham AL 35243

Date: Now – December 24

Store Hours: 11a.m. – 6p.m.

Santa Hours: 12p.m. – 6p.m. Every day but Tuesday.

The North Pole Pop-Up Shops at the Summit. Photo via Facebook.

Did we forget anyone? Let us know about your favorite pop-up around Birmingham!

Patience Itson
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