Jingle and Flamingle + 19 more events in Birmingham, Nov. 19-21

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Don’t miss pre-Thanksgiving events in Birmingham. Photo via @continentalbakery

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on. But before you spend countless hours in the kitchen cooking for the big day, get out of the house for some stress-free fun. From a Jingle and Flamingle event benefiting Junior League of Birmingham to a 29th birthday bash honoring Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, here’s what’s ahead this weekend, November 19-21.

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This Weekend in The Magic City

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute turns 29 this year. Photo via @bhamcivilrights

Holiday shop-portunity

Friday + Saturday, Nov. 19-20 marks the final two days of Market Noel. Held at The Finley Center in Hoover, don’t miss your chance to shop over 80 vendors for holiday gifts AND attend exciting events. ⭐️ Bonus: it supports an amazing cause. Proceeds from the event go directly toward Birmingham nonprofits by supporting the Junior League of Birmingham’s 30 community projects. Tickets

Exhibit x 2

Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10AM-2PM, celebrate the rich Indigenous cultural history of Alabama during the Native American Heritage Festival. Taking place at the Birmingham Museum of Art, this FREE event features: traditional Indigenous cuisine, art-making, story telling, dance performances, live animals + two must-see exhibitions. Learn more

More to Discover

  • Friday-Saturday, Nov. 19-20: Totally Christmas @ Trussville Civic Center. Friday 9AM-8PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM. Free admission.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Free admission.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20: Alabama vs Arkansas @ Bryant-Denny Stadium. 2:30PM. Watch On CBS. 6PM. Watch on ESPN.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20: UAB vs UTSA @ San Antonio, TX. 2:30PM. Watch on ESPN3+.
  • Sunday, Nov. 21: Magic City Half Marathon & 5K @ Regions Field. Half Marathon – 8AM-Noon. Half Marathon – $125, 5K – $45, 1 Mile – $20, 2-person relay/Half Marathon – $125. Sign up.
  • Sunday, Nov. 21: The Market @ Rocky Ridge – The Shops at Oak Park. 1-5PM. Free admission.

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Looking Ahead

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Football is one of the biggest events in Birmingham during Thanksgiving. Photo via Madison Croxson for Bham Now
  • Thursday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day 🦃
  • ​​​​​​​Friday-Sunday, Nov. 26-28: Museum Store Sunday @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 10AM-5PM.
  • Saturday, Nov. 27: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Free admission.

Too amazing to be a Scrooge

Tickets are on sale now for the perfect holiday experience—A Christmas Carol, the musical. Presented by Samford University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this classic tale features over 50 cast members, dancing and a Samford School of Arts orchestra. Catch the show, Thursday-Sunday, December 2-5. Learn more about the show, then grab your tickets here

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