Are you feeling merry this holiday season, or has your inner Grinch taken over? To tame that green December 18-20, we’ve got lots of things that will thaw your heart and make it grow three sizes. Enjoy!
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🌟 #KeepFamiliesClose by giving to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama this holiday season. ❤️ Here are 3 ways to give.
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These deals are sure to put some pep back in your holiday step:
- Collateral Cookies: 10% off your order, just say you found us on BHAMNOW
- Non-Fiction Coffee Co: Free shipping for the time being
- Tonya Jones SalonSpa: Healthcare workers can receive 20% off. With the purchase of a $100 gift card, receive 20 TJ Bucks
Keep the merriment flowing. Check out over 800 local businesses listed in our Small Business Guide.
This Weekend in the Magic City
Adjust your peepers
These open houses December 18-20 are ready to view.
The big screen is back at McWane Science Center!
Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow
Marking things off that all-important holiday check list this weekend? Take a drive around to see some of Birmingham’s most festive light displays. Here’s where to go.
Now that’s one magical derrière
There’s still time to catch Magical Nights: Vulcan’s Holiday Experience. Now through December 23 from 5:30-9PM. Watch Vulcan Park and Museum transform with an amazing light show choreographed to holiday music, food trucks, games and more. Grabs your tickets online or at the gate.
Turn on your listening ears
In Other News…
Kindness goes a long way
Thanks to the generosity of Birmingham’s community + a hardworking team, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) exceeded its campaign goal by $1.5M and raised $36M during the annual Hope Happens campaign. ❤️ Found out how it happened.
Way better than figgy pudding
Chef Z has created delicious festive eats for Bay Leaf’s holiday menu. Snow Shrimp and Christmas Plum Pie are just a taste of what’s cooking. Unwrap the menu here.
The art of reinvention
Five Points South is reemerging as a thriving entertainment destination in the Magic City. Discover Orchestra Partners plans to restore the past, strengthen the present and ensure a sustainable future in this special section of Birmingham.
Fancy’s on Fifth broke the news this week that they’ll soon be closing their doors. Show your love and bid them adieu before December 31. We hope to see you again, Fancy’s. You will be greatly missed.
Brrr! It’s cold outside. Good thing we have lots of warm activities for you this weekend. Mask up and bundle up. 😷
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For the Holiday Enthusiast 🎄
Fri-Sun, Dec 18-20: Deck the Ham in Birmingham.
Fri, Dec 18: Virtual Art After 5: Home for the Holidays with Birmingham Museum of Art. 5-9PM. FREE.
Fri, Dec 18: Ugly Sweater Party @ Blaze Hookah Lounge. 8PM. $10 (no cover until 10PM).
Sat, Dec 19: Almuerzo Navideño/Holiday Brunch @ The Birmingham Free Store. 10:30AM-1PM.
Sat, Dec 19: New Orleans Christmas Party @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2-6PM. FREE.
Sun, Dec 20: ECDC Christmas Showcase @ 7611 1st Ave N, Birmingham. 3PM.
For the Giver 💝
Sat, Dec 19: Christmas Blessing Day @ Linn Park. 10:30AM.
For the Foodie + Drinker 🥤
Fri, Dec 18: Willets Rye Whiskey @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5-7PM. FREE.
Sat, Dec 19: Amer Vs. Amaro @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. FREE.
Sun, Dec 20: Vision Cellars Rosé of Zin @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM.
Sun, Dec 20: Brunch & Brews Presented by Simone’s Kitchen @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-5PM.
For the Music Lover 🎶
Fri, Dec 18: Birmingham Boys Choir’s 43rd Annual Christmas Concert—Virtual Edition. 7PM. FREE. Watch here.
For the Sports Fan 🏈
Fri, Dec 18: UAB Blazers vs Marshall The Herd @ Joan C. Edwards Stadium. 6PM.
Sat, Dec. 19: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators in SEC Championship Game @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 7PM.
For the Family 🥰
Fri, Dec 20: Fam Jam: An Afternoon of Safe & Friendly Family Competition @ LeVite JCC of Birmingham. 1-4:30PM. FREE.