Some sparkle for your weekend with deals, holiday markets, lights + more, Nov. 20-22

Queens Park
Like a moth to a flame, the lights are drawing me in. Photo via @queensparkbham

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Are you feeling the holiday jollies yet? Here are some sparkles to welcome the weekend and ignite that holiday spirit November 20-22.

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This Weekend in the Magic City 

A free roof?!

Cardinal Roofing is giving away a FREE roof to one lucky nominee. Know someone who could use this win? Nominate them here

Strike a pose 

POSE, The Summit
Are you ready to POSE?

POSE at The Summit is the newest spot to snap the ultimate selfie this holiday season. With 10-Instagram-worthy backgrounds, this fully-immersive selfie museum is a Christmas card game changer. Sign up to book your time slot.

Where: The Summit | When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21 | Price: $25, Kids 4and under FREE | Tickets

The season of hinting 

It may be the season of giving, but it’s also the season to drop hints about what you’re dreaming will appear under the tree. *Hint Hint*—trendy jewelry from the Holiday Showcase at Diamonds Direct. Hey hubby o’ mine, are you reading this? I’m eyeing those stackable rings. 

Where: Diamonds Direct | When: Now-Nov. 22 | Time: Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10AM-7PM, Sunday Noon-6PM | Appointments Encouraged: 205.201.7400

Annnd… purchase! 

Market Noel
Shop, shop, shop. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

If there’s one thing I’ve become an expert of during the pandemic, it’s online shopping. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gifts, hurry and grab that computer because this weekend’s your last chance to shop the Market Noel Virtual Marketplace. Avoid overcrowded stores, germs and resting Grinch face—shop ’til you drop from your very own couch. Trust me, the landing is much more comfortable. 

Where: Online | When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22 | Price: $15 | Tickets

The window factor

Whether you love the sunlight or just want the neighborhood to see your beautifully lit Christmas tree, nothing beats a home with amazing windows. Find them during this weekend’s open houses.

Oh, what savings! 

We’re bouncing with glee because holiday deals are exploding in Birmingham. Don’t miss these 3 money-savers:

With over 800 local businesses listed in our Small Business Guide, you’re sure to find your dream deal.

Did you know it’s FREE to add your business or nonprofit to our guides? 

We’ve got your holiday 411

It starts with a basic wreath

Happy Holidays window display
Homewood has so many lovely holiday windows this time of year. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

A well-done holiday window display can be truly mesmerizing. Need tips to create your own? We’ve got 5 from a local interior designer.

Pop the cork

Holiday mayhem aside, wine is the one thing gauranteed to go right. Which should you bring to the table this year? Sip this cheat sheet.

A LITTLE happiness 

“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” — Dr. Seuss. Bring a little magic to a child’s life and participate in 3 toy drives that support local children this season. 

Deck my halls

Maestro
A gorgeously decorated home always enhances the holiday season. Photo via Maestro

Spend less time worrying about tangled lights and displays and leave your holiday decorating to professionals, like Maestro Maintenance Management. More time to enjoy the holidays is just one reason it’s worth it. Here are even more

Looking ahead

Get your read on 

Desert Supply Co—a creative writing and arts center for young students right here in Birmingham—is hosting a Virtual Read-a-thon on November 25 from 7AM-7PM. This year’s event will will feature 12 hours of nonstop virtual readings with poems, stories and more. To get involved, sign up to read or create a fundraising pageRegister here to watch the event live.

Lead on!

Highlands College, Impact Leadership Conference 2020
Register as an individual or as a group for the Virtual Impact Leadership Conference. Photo via Highlands College

If pro advice from global leadership experts intrigues you, read on my friend. On December 2, join Highlands College for Impact Leadership Conference, A Master Class in Resilience, A Virtual Event. With a list of prominent speakers like John. C. Maxwell and Bonnie St. John, you’ll be leading like a pro in no time. 

Where: Online | When: December 2 | Time: 9AM-Noon | Price: FREE | Register

Weekend Entertainment 🎉

A joyous weather weekend is ahead. Just grab that mask + hand sanitizer and enjoy some entertainment. 

Score some of that personal connection you’re missing with human Bham Nowers on your screen in Now the Weekend—Video Edition

For the Shopper 🛍

Fri-Sun, Nov 21-22: Virtual Market Noel. $10-$250. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Nov 21-22: Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase @ Diamonds Direct. Fri 10AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-7PM, Sun Noon-6PM

Fri-Sun, Nov 21-22: Local Love Market @ Swoozie’s at The Summit. FREE. Register

Fri-Sat, Nov 20-21: POSE @ The Summit. Time Varies. $25. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Nov 20-21: Totally Christmas 2020 @ Trussville Civic Center. 9AM-8PM.

Fri, Nov 20: Magical Marketplace @ Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. 9AM-4PM.

Fri, Nov 20: Ross Bridge Holiday Market @ Ross Bridge Farmers Market. 4-8PM. 

Sat, Nov 21: Christmas Open House @ Irondale Pickers. 10AM-6PM. FREE.

Sat, Nov 21: Deck the Heights @ Cahaba Heights. 2-8PM. 

Sat, Nov 21: Pop Up Shop with @the_leather_feather @ MP Dawsons Mercantile (Trussville). 10AM-3PM. 

Sat, Nov 21: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.

Sat, Nov 21: Holiday Open House + Auction @ Studio By The Tracks. 9AM-4PM. FREE.

Sun, Nov 22: Plant Bus Popup @ Ghost Train Brewing. 2-5PM. 

Sun, Nov 22: Holiday Drive-In with Santa @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 6PM. Before Oct. 26 – $25 | After Oct. 26 – $30. Tickets.

For the Music Lover 🎶

Fri, Nov 20: Don’t Rock the Jukebox @ Ferus Artisan Ales (Trussville). 7-10PM.

Sat, Nov 21: Caylee Nicole Music + Eat at Panoptic @ Cat-n-Bird Winery (Chelsea). Noon-3PM. 

Sun, Nov 22:R&B Only Party @ The Vault Bar & Lounge. 7PM-Midnight. $10. Tickets

For the Giver 💝

Sun, Nov 22: Magic City Half Marathon, 5K & 1 Mile Runs (VIRTUAL). 8AM. 5K – $20, 1 Mile – $20, Half Marathon – $50. Register.

Sun, Nov 22: Thanksgiving Food Giveaway @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham. 2-4PM. Reserve MealDonate.

For the Foodie + Drinker 🍕

Fri-Sun, Nov 21-22: Miracle on 24th Street @ Queen’s Park. Fri-Sat, 4PM-2AM | Sun, 4PM-Midnight. 

Sat, Nov 21: Ambrosia Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE. 

Sun, Nov 22: Fre Non-Alcoholic Wines @ Le’Nell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-9PM. 

For the Music Lover 🎶

Fri, Nov 20: Don’t Rock the Jukebox @ Ferus Artisan Ales (Trussville). 7-10PM.

Sat, Nov 21: Caylee Nicole Music + Eat at Panoptic @ Cat-n-Bird Winery (Chelsea). Noon-3PM. 

Sun, Nov 22: R&B Only Party @ The Vault Bar & Lounge. 7PM-Midnight. $10. Tickets

For the Sports Fan 🏈

Sat, Nov 21: College Game Day @ Tin Roof. Noon-3PM. RSVP.  

Sat, Nov 21: Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Vols @ Jordan-Hare Stadium. 6PM. ListenWatch here

Sat, Nov 21: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Kentucky Wildcats @ Bryant–Denny Stadium. 3PM. ListenWatch here

For the Family 🥰

Fri-Sun, Nov. 20-22:  The Magic of Model Trains @ McWane Science Center. General Hours + Admission. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Nov 20-22: Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-9PM. Varies by Membership. Tickets.     

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