You better watch out ! 7 places to spot Santa around Birmingham

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‘Tis the season for Santa in Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Santa’s getting ready to come to The Magic City. We did some investigation and we found out where he’ll be parking his sleigh and where you can make those holiday memories this holiday season. Keep reading to find out all the details.

1. Breakfast with Santa in Vestavia Hills

Pancakes + Santa. Nothing is better. Photo via Holiday in the Hills’ Facebook

Santa is joining your table this Christmas. Eat pancakes with your family and Saint Nick for free at the City of Vestavia Hills’ Breakfast with Santa:

2. Christmas at the Station at the Heart of Dixie Museum

Hop on board the Dixie’s Polar Express. Photo via Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum’s Facebook

Ride a train, run through a festive maze, learn at a museum and see Santa. Join the Heart of Dixie Museum at their annual Christmas at the Station:

3. Market Noel

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Market Noel is a great way to get + give all at the same time. Photo via Market Noel

The Junior League of Birmingham is hosting their annual Market Noel, including events and vendors. And yes, the big guy:

Do you want some one-on-one time with Santa? Market Noel has you covered with Brunch with the Big Guy, including breakfast, reading The Polar Express and a picture with Santa himself:

  • When: Saturday, November 20 | 8:45AM-12:45PM
  • Tickets: Online for $28 for an adult, $12 for a child 

You don’t have to set out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve night. Enjoy them with Santa at Market Noel’s Milk and Cookies event. Have milk and cookies with Santa, snag a picture with him and shop at the vendors:

  • When: Saturday, November 20 | 2-3PM
  • Tickets: Online, $35 for two adults and two children, $5 for each additional child

4. Mountain Brook Holiday Parade

Join Mountain Brook locals to kick off the holiday season. Photo via Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook

Come out to the annual Mountain Brook Holiday Parade to enjoy floats, local businesses and schools and Saint Nick: 

5. Riverchase Galleria

‘Tis the season to spot Kris Kringle at the Riverchase Galleria. Make sure you pose for a picture with the guy in a red suit while getting your holiday shopping done:

  • When: Thursday, November 18-Friday, December 24 | 10AM-8PM
  • Where: Riverchase Galleria
  • Tickets: Make a reservation online and choose a picture package for $20-50

6. Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Bass Pro Shops. Photo via Bass Pro Shop’s Facebook

Get a free photo with Santa the next time you’re at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds. Also, mail a letter to the jolly guy and enjoy free giveaways:

  • When: Friday, November 6-Friday, December 24 | 10AM-8PM
  • Where: Bass Pro Shops
  • Tickets: Make a free reservation online

7. The Summit

He’s ready to hear what you want this Christmas. Photo via The Summit’s Facebook

Visit Santa’s workshop at The Summit this holiday season. Snap a picture with him and shop at the Glenwood’s Pecans pop up shop. A portion of the profits will go to Pecan’s for Autism, supporting people with autism and sensory needs:

  • When: Friday, November 12-Friday, December 24 | Monday-Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sunday 12-6PM
  • Where: Saks Plaza in The Summit
  • Tickets: Make a reservation online, starting at $25

Santa will stay busy in Birmingham this holiday season.

Did we miss any Santa sightings? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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