Weekend updates, fab photos + some holiday magic in Birmingham December 11-13

80858de1 36ca 4b71 a588 941d34810d1b 1 e1607699905697 Weekend updates, fab photos + some holiday magic in Birmingham December 11-13
A steaming cup of milk poured over a hot chocolate bomb = the ultimate chilly weekend treat. Photo via @thecraftycookiebham

It’s a rather chill weekend ahead, which means we can all slow down and take in some of that so-called holiday magic. Scroll on for easy updates, pretty photos and more going on in Birmingham December 11-13.

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The fabulous poinsettia tree. Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

🌟 The poinsettia tree is back at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and it’s as fabulous as ever. Made up of hundreds of individual poinsettia plants that come together to make one stunning tree-shaped display, it’s one of the most breathtaking holiday traditions in Birmingham. Dive into its leafy history

🌟 Holiday Bundles are at Ashley Mac’s. Frozen and oven-ready, simply pop your bundle into the oven and you’re ready to eat an incredible holiday meal in no time. So long holiday cooking stress—we won’t miss you! Orders must be submitted by December 21 at 3PM. Follow these instructions to place order. Head to our Facebook page @BhamNow for a chance to win a FREE Holiday Bundle (value: $115). 

🌟 Who you work out with can play an even bigger role in fulfilling your fitness goals than how you work out. Orangetheory Fitness talks the client/coach relationship here. Now drop and give me 20… cookies. Yeah, you don’t want to work out with me. 

Holiday spending causing stress?

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This Weekend in the Magic City 

Woodlawn Street Market
Woodlawn Street Market vendors rock. Photo via @woodlawnstreetmarket

Winter weather causing your teeth to chatter? 

Sounds like a home with a fireplace would suit you well. Find some warmth during these open houses December 11-13

Mama Likes Her Diamonds

Especially when they’re on sale. This weekend only, Diamonds Direct is offering 25% off ALL earrings. Popular opinions says earrings in a stocking beat broken candy canes every single time. Shop the sale Friday from 10AM-8PM, Saturday from 10AM-7PM and Sunday from Noon-6PM. 

Early to Rise Wins the Prize 

Rise + shine the morning of Saturday, December 12—it’ll be your last chance to visit The Pepper Place Market in 2020. From 7AM-Noon, shop Alabama-grown fruits + veggies, holiday gifts from local vendors + more. 

Don’t. Miss. Out.

Sunday, December 13 also marks the last Woodlawn Street Market of 2020. From 10AM-4PM, discover 50 socially distanced vendors selling hand-crafted holiday gifts, local food + more. Mask up—it’s required. Can’t attend in person? Shop some of the Markets coolest vendors in the Virtual Woodlawn Street Market

Weekend Entertainment

Now the Weekend Video Edition is back again this week. Don’t miss a moment of these friendly faces.

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For the Holiday Enthusiast 🎅🏻

Fri, Dec 11: Leeds Christmas Parade @ The Parkway (Leeds). 7PM. FREE.

Fri, Dec 11: Ugly Sweater Party @ Pinspiration Birmingham. 6-8PM. $15. Tickets.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-12: Christmas at the Station @ Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. 5-9PM. $33-$50. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Sounds of the Season Virtual Concert @ Opera Birmingham. $15-$60. Tickets.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Deck the Ham @ Downtown Birmingham. 

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: POSE @ The Summit. Time Varies. $25. Register.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Magic Nights: A Vulcan Holiday Experience @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 5:30-9PM. $4-$6. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Visit Santa @ The Summit in Saks Plaza. Friday-Saturday 11AM-8PM, Sunday Noon-6PM. Register.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Holiday Movies @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). Movies begin at 6:30PM. Tickets.

Sat, Dec 12: CahaBAZAAR Holiday @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-5PM. 

Sat, Dec 12: R&B Ugly Sweater Party @ Saferoom Lounge Bar. 8PM-2AM. $15-$135. Tickets

Sat, Dec 12: Ferus Holiday Bash @ Ferus Artisan Ales (Trussville). 5-9PM. 

Sat, Dec 12: Trussville Christmas Parade @ The Mall/Historic Downtown Trussville. 3PM. FREE.

Sat, Dec 12: Drive-thru Breakfast with Santa @ Vestavia Hills Civic Center. 7:30-10AM. FREE.

Sun, Dec 13: Vestavia Hills Christmas Parade @ Liberty Park. 2-4PM. FREE.

Sun, Dec 13: Holiday Art Exhibit @ Studio 2500. 2-5PM. $10. 

Sun, Dec 13: Stocking Stuffer Pop Up Shop @ Ensley Live Entertainment Loft. 2-7PM.

Sun, Dec 13: Holiday Drive-In Captioned Movie @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 6-9PM. $25 per vehicle. Tickets

For the Shopper 🛍

Sat, Dec 12: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon.

Sun, Dec 13: Woodlawn Street Market Sunday @ Woodlawn Street Market. Noon-4PM.

Sun, Dec 13: Makers Market @ Wild Roast (Hoover). 11AM-5PM. FREE. 

For the Giver 💝

Fri-Sat, Dec 11-12: Warm Winter Coat Drive @ Riverchase Galleria.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Digital Holiday Toiletry Drive benefiting Jimmie Hale Mission via Amazon Smile.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Get One, Give One Shoes @ Mountain High Outfitters. 

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Home for the Holidays Adoptions Spectacular @ Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Appointments requiredApply for adoption.

Sat, Dec 12: 2nd Saturday @ George Ward Park. 4PM.

For the Foodie + Drinker 🍩

Fri, Dec 11: Happy Hour @ Avondale Common House. 4-7PM.

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Black Restaurant WeekRegister.

Sun, Dec 13: “Best of the Best” Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 2-4PM. 

Sun, Dec 13: Pop Up @ Hero Doughnuts Trussville. 8AM-Noon. 

Sun, Dec 13: Pappyland Book Signing & Wine Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-5PM. 

Sun, Dec 13: Taylor Swift Brunch @ Black Market Bar & Grill – 5 Points South. 10:30AM. 

Sun, Dec 13: Sunday Fun Christmas Cookies @ Louise’s Cakes & Supply (Hoover). 2:15PM. $45. Tickets.

For the Music Lover 🎶

Fri, Dec 11: CashBack @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-10PM. FREE.

Sun, Dec 13: Drive-In Eric Essix and Holiday @ UAB Campus. 5PM. $25+. Tickets.

For the Family 🥰

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: The Magic of Model Trains @ McWane Science Center. General Hours + Admission. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-9PM. Varies by Membership. Tickets.     

For the Sports Fan 🏈

Sat, Dec 12: College Game Day @ Tin Roof. Noon-3PM. 

Sat, Dec 12: Football Watch @ Dread River Distilling Co. 11AM-11PM. 

Sat, Dec 12: The Festival @ Birmingham Crossplex. 10AM. 

Sat, Dec 12: Alabama vs Arkansas @ Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. 11AM. Watch here

Sat, Dec 12: Auburn vs Mississippi @ Davis Wade Stadium. 6:30PM. Watch here

For Everything Else in Between

Fri-Sat, Dec 11-12: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom @ Sidewalk Film. 4:30PM + 7PM, . $9.25-$12.25. Tickets.

Fri, Dec 11: Gremlins @ Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema. 4PM & 6:45PM. $9.25-$12.25. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Dec 11-13: Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-9PM. Price Varies. Tickets.

Sun, Dec 13: Native Plant Studies: Winter Identification of Native Woody Plants @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 1-3PM. 18+. Members $40, Non-Members $50. Register.

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