‘Tis the season, Birmingham! The holidays are just around the corner. Want to get the family into the spirit? Check out the events below.
1) The Mutt-cracker
You’ve likely heard of the famous ballet “The Nutcracker,” but have you ever seen the production with dogs included? Check out Birmingham Ballet’s performance of The Mutt-cracker, which is sure to be pawesome.
When: November 29 at 7:30PM
Where: Alabama Theatre.1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $35+. Tickets
2) Movies at the Alabama Theatre
One of my favorite holiday traditions—Christmas movies at the Alabama Theatre—is back again this year. Holiday classics like The Polar Express, Christmas Vacation, Elf and more will be playing throughout December. Check out their full list of movies and showtimes.
Where: The Alabama Theatre: 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
3) Red Mountain Theatre Holiday Spectacular
This year marks the 15th annual Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) Holiday Spectacular in Birmingham. RMTC Conservatory students will be performing alongside local actors in this anticipated event. Catch your favorite holiday songs and even some original material, too! Tickets start at $19.
When: December 6-December 22. Showtimes
Where: RMTC Cabaret Theatre. 301 19th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
4) Holidays at McWane
Is your child getting stir crazy at home? It may be time for a trip to McWane Science Center. The center’s Magic of Model Trains exhibit starts this week and runs until January 2020.
There’s also a gingerbread workshop December 14 & 21 where you can make your own gingerbread creation to take home with you. Yum!
Where: McWane Science Center. 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
5) Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience
Christmas isn’t Christmas without lights. Vulcan Park & Museum puts on a lovely display. Enjoy a light display synched with holiday music at Vulcan’s Magic of Lights kickoff event December 8!
When: December 8, 6-8PM
Where: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Tickets: $6 (ages 13+), $4 (ages 5-12), FREE (age 3 and under)
6) Hanukkah Sing Along & Story Time
Members of the Jewish Community Center in Birmingham can enjoy this free Hanukkah event coming up on December 18. Bring the kiddos (ages 5 and under) for some festive songs, a Hanukkah story and snacks.
When: December 18 at 10AM
Where: Levite Jewish Community Center, 3960 Montclair Rd., Birmingham, AL 35213
7) Cahabazaar Holiday Market
If December 14 rolls around and you’re still searching for that perfect holiday gift, head over to Cahaba Brewing for Cahabazaar. In addition to vendors, there will be live music and special beer releases. Cheers!
When: December 14, 12PM to 6PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave South Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
8) Grand Menorah Lighting
The Summit will be hosting its fifth annual Grand Menorah Lighting on December 22.
- Live music
- Balloon artists
- Graffiti wall
- Traditional Chanukah foods
- And more!
When: December 22 at 4:30PM
Where: The Summit. 214 Summit Blvd #150, Birmingham, AL 35243
Did we miss any of your favorite holiday events? Let us know @BhamNow.