12 Christmas music events in Birmingham this season that’ll get you in the holiday spirit

For Christmas lovers who want live music, we know of 11 events this season
‘Tis the season for Christmas music. Photo via Birmingham Boys Choir’s Facebook page

No matter if you’ve been listening to Christmas music since Halloween or just started today, ’tis the season to sing loudly to your favorite holiday classics. With concerts, orchestras and church cantatas, we’ve got all the details about where to listen to live Christmas music in Birmingham. Keep on ready to find out more.

1. “A Very Dave Barnes Christmas” at the Lyric Theatre

Singer-songwriter Dave Barnes is heading to The Magic City to perform his original and our favorite holiday classics. Enjoy a Christmas filled evening at the Lyric Theatre:

2. “Birmingham Boys Choir Christmas Concert” at Samford University

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Kids, dads and alumni will be singing together this holiday. Photo via Birmingham Boys Choir’s Facebook page

This may be one of the biggest Christmas concerts of the season with 150 boys and 30 dads and alumni. These families and kids will be singing many of our favorite carols at their 44th annual concert: 

3. “Carols & Cocktails Soiree” at the Vulcan Park and Museum

What’s better than carols and cocktails at the Vulcan? Even better, this event is a fundraiser for the Black Belt Toy Drive and Black Belt Corporation, which helps support communities in need in the Black Belt: 

  • When: Friday, December 10 | 7-11PM
  • Where: Vulcan Park and Museum
  • Tickets: Buy online for $100-175, free for first responders, educators and nurses

4. “Christmas at First Baptist” with First Baptist Church

Get ready to listen to Christmas carols from the First Baptist Church’s band and choir. Also, the evening will include special creative elements and a few surprises:

5. “Christmas in the City” at Iron City Bham

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We love Iron City concerts. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

‘Tis the season to head to Iron City. Celebrate Christmas in Birmingham with Logan the Entertainer, Sherri Brown, Jeremy Flyy and more for a night filled with live music: 

  • When: Sunday, December 12 | 7PM
  • Where: Iron City
  • Tickets: Buy online for $40-740

6. “Christmas in the Park” with Immanuel Church

With cookies, cocoa, music and a movie, we’re not sure if there’s a merrier event. Head to Crestwood Park to join Immanuel Church in the cheer:

7. “God & Jazz” with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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With a mix of styles, there’s Christmas favorites for everyone. Photo via St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

It’s time for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s 15th annual God & Jazz concert. This concert has something for everyone. With jazz, contemporary and traditional holiday classics, get ready to sing along to all of your favorites: 

8. “Home for the Holidays” with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

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Who doesn’t love listening to Alabama Symphony Orchestra at the holidays? Photo via ASO

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is hosting two shows this season with all of your favorite Christmas classics. Kick off the season with their Home for the Holidays event:

  • When: Saturday, December 11 | 7PM
  • Where: BJCC Concert Hall
  • Tickets: Buy tickets online for $25-62 | Use code: DECKTHEHALLS to get 20% tickets. Code expires Friday, December 3.

9. “Jim Brickman: The Gift of Christmas” at the Lyric Theatre

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The Lyric Theatre is the place to be for the holiday season. Photo via Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Grammy nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman is coming to The Magic City. Make sure you swing by the Lyric Theatre to see his annual live Christmas music concert: 

10. “Merry” with Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church

Listen to flutist Madeline Cawley and harpist Hannah Johnson as they play their Christmas album, “Merry,” including your favorite Christmas classics. Wait, there’s even more festivities! Also, there will be an art exhibit of paintings by Madeline:

11. “Merry & Bright” with the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra

On the same weekend, shop to you drop at the Riverchase Galleria while listening to holiday music. The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra will be playing at the mall during their Merry and Bright performance: 

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It’s a rockin’ Christmas. Photo via Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Facebook page

Rock around the Christmas tree with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. With originals and classics, this rock band has their own spin on Christmas songs:

All is merry and bright this holiday season with these live Christmas music events. We hope to catch you spreading the cheer!

Now tell us, Birmingham, what did we miss? Tag us on social media @bhamnow and let us know!

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Selah Vetter
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