Holiday shopping, gatherings and events are in full swing in The Magic City. From pet photos with Santa Paws to Christmas movies at the Alabama Theatre, take part in the festivities this weekend in Birmingham, December 10-12.
This Weekend in The Magic City
- Now-Jan. 2022: Magic of Model Trains @ McWane Science Center. General Business Hours. Price included in regular admission. Tickets. Find out why it’s a must-see + check out our video.
- Friday-Sunday, December 10-12: Magical Nights @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 6-8PM. $4-$6. Tickets. Check out 5 reasons to attend.
- Now-January 2022: Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-9PM. Price varies. Tickets.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Breakfast with Santa @ Vestavia Hills Civic Center. 7:30-10AM. Free.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Holiday Open House + Makers Market @ Studio By The Tracks. 10AM-3PM. Free admission.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Holly Jolly Market @ Moody Civic Center. 10AM-4PM. Free admission.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Pictures with Santa benefiting Shelby Humane @ Patton Chapel Animal Clinic – Hoover. Noon-3PM. $5.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Spirits & Santa Paws benefiting Hand in Paw @ Hand in Paw. 2-4PM. $10 for pet photos with Santa | $100 Tito’s holiday cocktail kits.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Roaming Holiday Characters @ The Summit. 2-6PM. Free.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Trussville Christmas Parade @ Downtown Trussville. 3PM. Free.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Birmingham @ Lakeview District Bars. 5PM-Midnight. $19.99. Tickets.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Punk Rock Art Show @ True Story Brewing Co. 6PM. $10.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Freeform Livestream benefiting The Dance Foundation. 7PM. Free.
- Sunday, Dec. 12: Magic City Vintage Holiday Market @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon. Free admission.
- Sunday, Dec. 12: Woodlawn Street Market @ Woodlawn. Noon-4PM. Free admission.
- Sunday, Dec. 12: Briarwood Ballet presents Light Eternal @ Briarwood Presbyterian Church Worship Center. 6PM. Free.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Cahabazaar Holiday Market @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-5PM. Free.
- Saturday, Dec. 11: Home for the Holidays – Super Pops! Special Event with Alabama Symphony Orchestra @ BJCC Concert Hall. 7PM. $25+. Tickets.
- Sunday, Dec. 12: DISCO Holiday Shop @ Desert Island Supply Co. Noon-4PM. Free.
🍿 Alabama Theatre is back this month with their Holiday Film Series. View the month-long lineup + grab your tickets before they’re gone.
😺 Sweet fur babies are waiting for loving homes at Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 10-11, GBHS is taking part in the national Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope Event. Visit the shelter on these days for reduced adoption fees—$25 for cats, dogs, puppies + kittens.
- Thursday, Dec. 16: Dementia-Friendly Worship Service @ Asbury United Methodist Church. 1:30PM. Free.
- Friday, Dec. 17: Hoover After Hours Ugly Sweater Party – Adults Only @ Hoover Public Library. 7-10PM. Free.
- Friday-Sunday, 17-19: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker @ The BJCC Concert Hall. 2:30PM + 7:30PM. $45+. Tickets.
- Saturday, Dec. 18: Cocktails & Candy Canes Christmas Party @ Fraternal Order of Police. 9PM-1AM. $25. Tickets.
- Saturday, Dec. 18: Roaming Holiday Characters @ The Summit. 2-6PM. Free.
- Saturday, Dec. 18: Holiday Market @ Saturn. Noon-4PM. Free admission.
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Birmingham’s 150th Birthday 🎉
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Opera Birmingham presents Sounds of the Season @ Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall. 2:30PM. Tickets.
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Christmas Cantata @ Asbury UMC. 11AM. Free.
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Christmas Pop-Up Market @ Four Points Sheraton Homewood. Noon-5PM. Free admission.