Holiday markets, festive music + more wonderful weekend events—Dec. 9-11

Festival of Trees 2019
Here comes Santa Claus to The Magic City. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

You better watch out because the weekend is right around the corner. If you’re looking to spread holiday cheer, Birmingham is jam-packed with events to celebrate the season including your favorite movies. Read on to find out what’s happening in The Magic City, December 9-11.

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Biscuit Love
You’ll catch me having Saturday brunch at Biscuit Love. (Biscuit Love)
  • Biscuit lovers: Start off your morning with a warm, flaky biscuit at this new brunch spot in Cahaba Heights.
  • Cheers to the holidays: Stop by one of these Birmingham bars + sip on one of their festive cocktails.

11 weekend events in The Magic City

cookies, Trussville Cookie Walk weekend
Christmas cookies? Yes, please! (Classic Cars & Garage Museum / Facebook)

1. Diamonds Direct’s Earrings Event

  • Why go: Looking for that perfect gift for a special someone? Snag 25% off Diamonds Direct’s sparkling earrings this weekend.
  • When: Friday, December 9, 10AM-8PM | Saturday, December 10, 10AM-7PM | Sunday, December 11, Noon-6PM
  • Where: Diamonds Direct, 2800 Cahaba Village Pl, Ste 150, Mountain Brook, AL 35243
  • Cost: Free admission | Save 25% off all earring styles

2. The Drag & Night Market: Christmas Edition

  • Why go: There’s something for everyone at this fun festivity—we’re talking about DJs, anime, video games and local vintage and craft vendors.
  • When: Friday, December 9 | 6PM
  • Where: Monday Night Brewing Co., 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

3. Breakfast with Santa

  • Why go: Santa is coming to Vestavia Hills. Chow down on some pancakes with ol’ Saint Nick and tell him what you want to see under the tree.
  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 7:30-10AM
  • Where: Vestavia Hills Civic Center, 1090 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Cost: Free admission

4. Forest Park Holiday Market

  • Why go: Enjoy the best of the best this season with holiday drinks, live music, photos with Santa and special deals at Forest Park stores, including General, Red or White, Shoppe and Dream Boat.
  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 2-6PM
  • Where: Juniper, 3811 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

5. Trussville Christmas Parade

  • Why go: Be transported into a Candyland at this cheerful parade + snap a picture in front of the city’s beautiful Christmas tree.
  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 3-4PM
  • Where: Starts on Parkway Drive
  • Cost: Free admission

6. Santa Paws Paint & Sip

7. 5th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl

  • Why go: The crawl is for all 21+, so bring your crew to participating Lakeview bars for a night of music, photo booths and, of course, ugly sweaters.
  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 5PM-Midnight
  • Where: Check-in at Tin Roof | 2709 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: (General) $22.50 | (VIP) $35
  • Buy tickets

8. Junior League of Birmingham’s Centennial Gala

  • Why go: Dress to the nines for a classy night celebrating 100 years of service with the Junior League of Birmingham.
  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 6-11PM
  • Where: Events at Haven, 2515 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $75 general admission | $25 reception only
  • Buy tickets

9. Christmas with Act of Congress

  • Why go: Enjoy the spirit of the season with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as you sing along to holiday classics and local band Act of Congress.
  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 7PM
  • Where: Samford University Wright Center, 872 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
  • Cost: Varies by seat
  • Buy tickets

10. 4th Annual Walk for a Claus

  • Why go: Calling men 21 and up! Throw on a Santa suit for a stroll through Homewood with beverages from The Grocery Brewpub. The event helps raise awareness of prostate cancer.
  • When: Sunday, December 11 | 2-8PM
  • Where: The Grocery Brewpub, 2823 Central Ave, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Cost: $75 (includes beer, food and a hat)
  • Buy tickets

11. Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Merry & Bright!

  • Why go: Pop by the Carousel at the Riverchase Galleria to hear cheerful and merry carols sung by talented, young performers of the ASO’s Youth Orchestra. 
  • When: Sunday, December 11 | 2PM & 4PM
  • Where: Riverchase Galleria, 2000 Galleria Cir, Birmingham, AL 35244
  • Cost: Free admission

Looking Ahead

Alabama ballet
You’ll be transported to the land of the sweets. (Alabama Ballet)

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Will you be in Huntsville this weekend? Check out their fun events, including North Alabama War Dawgs basketball and Huntsville Ballet’s performances of “The Nutcracker.”

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Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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