ArtPlay Family Day Virtual Holiday Workshop

Jingle bells and join us for ArtPlay’s holiday workshop on Saturday, December 19 at 2pm CT / 3pm ET! Let ArtPlay will provide you with festive supplies needed to for this workshop so you can join us via Zoom and celebrate the holiday season!

Supplies for activities will be available for up from the ArtPlay porch the week of the event. Be sure to register so we can email you when your supplies are ready!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

December 18, 2020 @ 2:30 pm 6:30 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means Santa Claus is here!🎅🏼
Santa Claus is coming to Village Drug Co. Friday, December 18 from 3:30-6:30 P.M. Schedule your free visit with Santa Claus through this link:
Photography packages will be available upon arrival for a small fee.
For further questions, call Village Drug Co. at 205.713.8393, or stop by our storefront Monday – Friday 8AM-7PM & Saturday 8AM-3PM! We look forward to seeing you on Santa’s nice list😉🎄🎁


December 18, 2020
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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7 Birmingham restaurants offering Christmas & NYE meals to-go

Christmas & NYE meals
The holidays never looked so easy (and delicious!) Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

This holiday season, preparing a huge Christmas or New Year’s Eve dinner might be the last thing on your mind. Luckily, you can make that process easier & support local businesses by checking out these holiday meals from 7 local restaurants.

Check out our Local Business guide for more info & special deals!

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Support local + grab a Holiday Bundle from Ashley Mac’s now thru 12/21


Ashley Mac's Holiday Bundle
The ideal holiday meal. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Arguably, one of the most exciting parts of the holidays is the food. But it can also be stressful when you’re worried about shopping, planning, hosting and a million other things. Thankfully, there’s a way to provide a hassle-free festive feast AND support a local business at the same time. Keep reading for all the deets on Ashley Mac’s Holiday Bundles including how to win one for free. 

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Sugarbelle Foundation Family + Pet Holiday Photos at The Whole Dog Market in Homewood

Join Sugarbelle Foundation at the Whole Dog in Homewood on December 6, 2020 from 12p-5p by appointment (to maintain good health and safety measures) for our famous Family + Pet Holiday Photos! Please use the signup form here: and arrive five minutes prior to your scheduled time to keep things running smoothly. Your $15 donation to Sugarbelle includes 3 digital photos with your pets and any family members you want included. Spots are limited – reserve yours now!

About the Charity: Sugarbelle Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Birmingham, AL that is dedicated to keeping pets and people together by helping struggling families afford pet care. Our goal is to prevent families from having to make the difficult decision to surrender their pets to overcrowded and under-resourced animal shelters when there may be another solution or temporary relief available allowing them to stay together.

Visits and Photos with Singing Santa

November 22, 2019 December 25, 2019

Singing Santa, a classic Birmingham tradition, will be available for photos and visits daily through Christmas Eve. Visiting hours are posted online and at Santa’s location near the food court.


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Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Birmingham holiday parades to get you in the holly jolly spirit

Waving at the kiddos who are waiting for Santa Claus! Photo by Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Website

Christmas time is finally here. A time for family, hot cocoa, giving gifts(and receiving, if you’re on the nice list), and, of course, Christmas parades! That’s right, nothing reminds me of the holidays more than waiting patiently by the street for Santa to ride by in a firetruck throwing candy to all the good boys and girls. 

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Christmas Kitty Miracle – Babycat’s Story (Part 1 of 2)

Beth Roberts, a cat foster parent, was heading into the Greater Birmingham Humane Society Tuesday morning to have her current litter of kittens immunized.  But the sight she encountered at the desk stopped her in her tracks. A grieving woman was sobbing, telling her cat goodbye.

“This woman was hurting, and it made me hurt.  I was so sad to see this, and felt tears filling my eyes. I walked over to her and gave her a hug.”

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