25 Christmas tree lightings, holiday parades in the Birmingham Metro area

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Birmingham Christmas Tree at Linn Park. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

An annual holiday tradition, Bham Now has compiled once again a list of Birmingham area Christmas tree lightings and holiday parades this November and December. 

Make sure to follow the links in the titles for all the details.

Birmingham Christmas Tree Lighting Block Party – November 27

In front of City Hall on Short 20th Street North at Linn Park.  There will be vendors, food trucks, free concerts and a lighting of the Christmas tree. Begins at 4:00PM

Bessemer Christmas Tree Lighting (Nov. 27) & Parade (Dec. 10)

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Christmas tree at Bessemer’s Debardeleben Park near city hall, December 22, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Bessemer Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, November 27, 2022 starting at 5PM at Debardeleben Park, 1623 2nd Avenue North, in Historic Downtown Bessemer.

Bessemer’s Annual Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, starting at 2 p.m. in Historic Downtown Bessemer. The Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event. The theme for this year’s parade is “Oh Christmas Tree.”

Trussville Caroling and Tree Lighting (Nov. 27) & Parade (Dec. 10)

Trussville Christmas tree on the Mall. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Community Caroling and Tree Lighting Ceremony in historical downtown Trussville on Sunday, November 27 at 4:30PM-6:00PM. Gather on the mall where there will be Christmas carols, hot chocolate, cookies and other Christmas activities.

The Trussville Parade begins at 3:00 at the Mall – route info

Vestavia Hills Tree Lighting Festival (Nov. 29) & Parade (Dec. 11)

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Christmas Tree at Vestavia Hills City on December 22, 2019. (Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the Vestavia City Hall beginning at 6:00PM.

The Vestavia Hills Holiday Parade is set for December 11, 2:00PM at Liberty Park. Details.

Hueytown Christmas Tree Lighting (Nov. 29) & Parade (Dec. 10)

Both events are organized by the Hueytown Chamber. The tree lighting is at the New City Park, 104 Forest Road beginning at 6:00PM. Over 100 entries are expected at the parade on the 10th, which begins at 10:00AM at the high school.

Hoover Christmas Tree Lighting – November 29

Christmas Tree in front of the Hoover City Hall. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The annual ceremony begins at 5:00 at city hall. Santa will arrive on a firetruck – Details

Center Point Annual Holiday Tree Lighting – November 29

To be held at Center Point Civitan Park -the event begins at 5:00PM with the lighting at 7:00PM.

Pinson Christmas Parade – December 1

According to the Trussville Tribune the theme of the Pinson Parade this year is “Ugly Christmas Sweater”. Check the City of Pinson website for start times.

Gardendale Christmas Parade – December 1

This year’s theme is a “Very Vintage Christmas” – the parade begins at 6:00. Here is a link of the – route

Montevallo Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting – December 1

(Montevallo Christmas Parade and Tree lighting Facebook page)

Montevallo Chamber of Commerce presents “Montevallo Christmas Parade” on Thursday December 1st, 2022 at 6pm. The Tree Lighting begins in downtown at 5:30pm 

Graysville Christmas Tree Lighting (Dec. 2) & Parade (Dec. 3)

The city Christmas Tree lighting  event begins at 6:00PM on December 2nd. The parade is  organized by the Graysville Chamber of Commerce, which begins downtown at 10:00AM.

Irondale Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade – December 2

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Hoover – Bluff Park Christmas Parade – December 10

Members of the Bluff Park community have organized a parade in the neighborhood! The event begins at 10:00AM – Details

Alabaster 2022 Christmas Parade – December 3

The parade begins at 10:00AM – this year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Helena – Christmas Parade – December 3

(Christmas Parade in Helena Facebook page)

The 51st Annual Christmas Parade will be held in Helena’s historic downtown. The event begins at 1:00PM and this year’s theme is “Christmas Dreams.”

Mountain Brook Holiday Parade – December 4

Sponsored by the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, this year’s parade begins at 3:00 PM on December 4th. The parade will circle around Mountain Brook Village.

Homewood Lighting of the Christmas Star and Parade – December 6

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The Homewood Star. (Jacob Blankenship /Bham Now)

A tradition like no other in the Birmingham Metro Area – the city lights the historic Homewood Christmas Star. Organized by the Homewood Chamber of Commerce festivities begin at 6:30PM

Gardendale Rocket Around the Christmas Tree Trail  – Dec. 6 – Jan. 2, 2023

Photo via Rocket Around the Christmas Tree’s Facebook

This is a uniquely Gardendale month long event. If you are looking for a fun evening with the family visit the trail this holiday season.

Leeds Christmas Parade – December 9

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Led by the Leeds Chamber of Commerce the parade begins at 7:00PM downtown. This  year there will be a pre-event organized by Leeds Main Street called Mistletoe on Main beginning at 4:00PM. 

Pelham Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting – December 10

Last year’s inaugural event is back in 2022. The event begins at 5:00PM at the Pelham Civic Center.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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