If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.
The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!
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Bring the family for a fun-filled night of activities at Brookwood Village to kick off the holiday season. This classic celebration will highlight the arrival of Singing Santa, a Birmingham tradition. The event will feature several family-friendly activities, including face painting, balloon twisting, glitter tattoo fairies, roaming characters from the movie “Frozen,” arts and crafts, musical performances and a special production of “Peter Pan” from the Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Following his arrival, Singing Santa will be available for visits and photos daily through Christmas Eve.
Brookwood Village will once again partner with the Birmingham Salvation Army to be the premier destination for Birmingham’s Angel Tree. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to gather at the village and assist families in need during the holidays. The Salvation Army Angel Tree will be located on the upper level nears Books-A-Million.
This year two holiday traditions overlap, and I think that’s just perfect for Christmas in America, 2016 style. Christmas Eve and Hanukkah begin on December 24. What a time to celebrate with one another, no?
For those who wish to give back this holiday season, Birmingham has quite a few organizations that need your help. Whether you bring your family, a group of friends, or just yourself, here are 5 Bham places that could use your support this holiday season.