Feeling the holiday rush? Don’t sweat it. Take some time to enjoy the season by attending some of the many events going on in Birmingham, December 17-19—including The Magic City’s 150th birthday.
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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.
- Now-January 2022: Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-9PM. Price varies. Tickets.
- Friday-Sunday, December 17-19: Magical Nights @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 6-8PM. $4-$6. Tickets. Check out 5 reasons to attend.
- 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. Here’s how to celebrate. 🎉
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Christmas Cantata @ Asbury UMC. 11AM. Free.
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Kids Christmas Cookie Bake Off 2021 (Ages 5-11) @ The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Noon-3PM. Free to enter.
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Opera Birmingham presents Sounds of the Season @ Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall. 2:30PM. Tickets.
- Sunday, Dec. 19: Christmas Pop-Up Market @ Four Points Sheraton Homewood. Noon-5PM. Free admission.
🎥 Alabama Theatre is back this month with their Holiday Film Series. View the month-long lineup + grab your tickets before they’re gone.
🚘 Love Christmas lights? Drive this way to see them around Birmingham.
- Monday, Dec. 20: Sensory-Friendly Holiday Bash with XVI @ Green Trails Clubhouse – Hoover. 5:30-7:30PM. Free.
- Tuesday, Dec. 21: VIRTUAL Recovery Story: Nathaniel Robinson. 5:30-6:30PM. Free.
- Tuesday, Dec. 21: Annual Martini Party @ The Nick. 8PM.
- Tuesday, Dec. 28: TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl @ Protective Stadium. 11AM. $30+. Tickets. Learn more about the game.
New Year’s Eve events – Friday, December 31 🥂
- Cheers! The New Year’s Eve Concert with Alabama Symphony Orchestra @ Alys Stephens Center. 6PM. $20+. Tickets. Learn how to score free champagne (EMOJI).
- New Year’s Eve Masquerade @ The Marble Ring. 8PM-2AM. Free admission.
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