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!

Holiday Drive-In Captioned Movie

Adjacent Space presents a holiday drive-in captioned movie on December 13th at 6:00pm. All proceeds will directly benefit Adjacent Space’s mission to promote visual-tactile accessible and equitable spaces. This event is made possible and sponsored by Regions Bank and Sorenson.

First come first serve! Make sure to get there early to find the right spot! Gates will open at 5:00pm. Tickets to reserve your parking spot are $25 per vehicle which includes:

  • Your parking spot
  • Two complimentary bags of popcorn
  • Two movies (double feature)

6:00pm Polar Express

7:55pm Elf

Concessions for purchase will be available including special pricing of extra popcorn for $1 each and $2 hot chocolate. For more information about the Grandriver Drive-In and its list of concession visit:

If you are unable to attend and would like to donate a ticket, choose the “Drive-In Donation Ticket” or the “donate” option.

If you have any questions please email us at



Tickets are refundable 30 days or more before the event.

In the case of severe weather, if Grand River Drive-In cancels the event, Adjacent Space will notify ticket holders and refund up to $21.90 (to cover Eventbrite fees) or the ticket holder will have the option to donate the ticket.



All guests must remain within their movie screen area (Screen Two to view either the movie “Polar Express” or “Elf”).

Grand River is not held liable for any properyy left on the premises after the event’s conclusion.

No smoking will be permitted in The Backyard area.

No outside food or drink will be allowed on the premises. Violation of this could result in the termination of the event which may mean that the ticket holder may be asked to leave without a refund.

Guests must be praciticing safe social distancing measures and wear a mask.

Eric Essix and Holiday Soul presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Savor the holiday spirit with guitarist Eric Essix at a LIVE Virtual Drive-in concert, Sunday, Dec. 13, on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus.

“Eric Essix and Holiday Soul” is presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The 7:30 p.m. concert is sold out. A 5 p.m. concert has just been added.

Tickets are $25 per person; children under 12 are admitted free. Virtual Arts Pass subscribers can watch the concert at home with a live-stream link. Become a Virtual Arts Pass subscriber starting at $29 per month and enjoy this concert and other exclusive VAP events from the comfort of your couch. For full event information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787.

The event will be in the parking lot adjacent to the Hill Student Center and across from the Campus Green at 1500 University Blvd. The lot will open at 4 p.m., and vehicles will be parked in order of arrival. Chez Fonfon is the official drive-in restaurant partner for the ASC’s LIVE Drive-in concert series. The Alys Stephens Center wants you to show your holiday spirit; arrive early to sing carols, wear your holiday gear, decorate your car and get a car photo with Santa.

Through more than 30 years and 25 full-length album releases, Essix has maintained a steady flow of new music that continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz, and he has no intention to stop. That is evident with the most recent album release, “Songs from The Deep,” nine compositions all written, arranged and produced by Essix. This latest effort revisits the artist’s favorite theme, his Birmingham, Alabama, Southern roots. It is a project that reveals the soul of the man and his music as he continues to reconcile love for his homeland, its culture and people with its history, according to his artist’s bio. He takes pride in his Southern roots, which inspire a lot of his compositions. His music reveals his life’s many passions: faith, celebration of heritage and culture, and racial and gender equality. Essix draws on the power of his faith and music to create moving, spiritual jazz.

For the last 24 years, his primary melodic voice and trademark sound have emerged from his red Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion model guitar. Essix is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

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.

Junior League of Birmingham’s Virtual Market Noel

The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is bringing a sleigh full of holiday cheer during its first virtual Market Noel, taking place Nov. 17-22, 2020. As a result of COVID-19 safety precautions, shopping will occur through a virtual marketplace and all special events will be held virtually. With the purchase of a $15 General Admission ticket, patrons have access to the Market Noel virtual marketplace Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 22. The online market features more than 50 stores from across the nation. With items including home decor, clothing and accessories, gift and holiday items, food and much more, there is something for everyone. The virtual marketplace allows customers to shop their favorite stores from the comfort and safety of their own home while still supporting the Junior League’s mission.

Market Noel will consist of various virtual events throughout the week of Nov. 16-22, including Preview Noel, JLB hearts Birmingham, Jingle and Flamingle Fiesta Pack, Brunch with the Big Guy and Market Noel 2020 Flamingle & Flock. For the best way to experience Market Noel’s holiday party packs, you can purchase a $250 Ho! Ho! Trio ticket and receive both the Jingle & Flamingle Fiesta and Brunch with the Big Guy party packs and receive a free Preview Noel ticket. 

The JLB is also excited to announce a new Market Noel feature this year – complete and mini “The Elf Made Me Do It” kits! These 24 and 7-day kits have everything parents (and the elf!) need for a very merry and mischievous December for your kids!

Other ways to participate in this year’s festivities include entry into the Drink up Grinches, Diamond Drop sponsored by Diamond’s Direct, Cigar Drop and Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers Party Package Chance contests. More information on Market Noel’s special events can be found at

Proceeds from Market Noel go directly back into the community through the JLB’s 40 community projects benefiting women and children in need in Birmingham. In 2019, over $218,000 was raised from the event; these funds helped provide 84 packs of diapers to the JLB Diaper Bank, prepare 84 meals to elderly persons in Jefferson County through Meals on Wheels and allow over 84 provisional members to receive leadership training through the JLB’s annual provisional retreat. 

For more information about Market Noel or to purchase tickets, visit

Deck The Ham

December 1, 2019 January 1, 2020

Brookwood Village is an official destination for “Deck the Ham” – a contest where local Birmingham artists paint holiday-themed murals on windows throughout Birmingham. Shoppers are encouraged to post a picture with their favorite mural on Instagram using #DeckTheHam to help the judges decide on the winner.


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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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Opera Birmingham presents “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena”

Join Opera Birmingham for their second annual children’s opera as they present Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena (Lucinda and the Christmas Eve Flowers). Admission is free!

Based on the popular Mexican folk tale of the first poinsettia, young Lucinda and her mother make a blanket together. They plan to give it as a gift at a Christmas Eve celebration, but Lucinda’s mother grows very sick, and they cannot finish it in time. As Lucinda finds the strength to attend the celebration alone with only wildflowers to share, a holiday miracle teaches her that giving from the heart is more important than the gift itself. This lively, interactive and heartwarming children’s opera about perseverance, transformation, and a holiday miracle will set your season aglow!

Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena is sung in English and presented in partnership with Samford Opera. The performance is made possible, in part, through support from Medical Properties Trust, Inc. and VIVA Health, Inc.