Tis the season for trees and parades. Check out our list of holiday happenings with social distance this month.
1. Christmas Tree Farm
Nov. 27-Dec. 24
Old Baker Farm
Get your tree the old-fashioned way this year—and drink complimentary hot apple cider and take a hayride through Christmas trees while you are there. The fee for scale of trees is $30 and up depending on type and size of tree. Find more information at oldbakerfarm.com.
2. Holiday Artist Market
Saturday, Dec. 5 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shelby County Arts Center
Find gifts for a variety of budgets at this Market. Shop everything from paintings to pottery, fiber art to photography and Christmas ornaments, and more at this annual market featuring fine arts and crafts from local artists and makers. Fewer artists than usual have been accepted for this year’s market to maintain social distancing. Find more information at shelbycountyartscouncil.com.
3. Christmas Parades
‘Tis the season for the festivities of the holidays to process through a town for you. Check city websites for updates due to COVID-19 closer to the dates, but here is what was scheduled as of publication time:
- Alabaster: Dec. 5, 10 a.m., Highway 31 South
- Columbiana: Dec. 4, 5 p.m. Food Trucks, 7 p.m. Parade
- Helena: Dec. 5, Time TBD
- Montevallo: Dec. 3, 6 p.m., Starting in the Montevallo High School Parking Lot
4. Meadow Brook Runs
Saturday, Dec. 19
9 a.m. 5K
10 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run
Valley Bank, Meadow Brook Branch
Get in a run to go with the holiday season around the Meadow Brook area—on what organizers argue is “Birmingham’s most beautiful course.” Walkers and pets on leash are welcome too. The run starts at 1100 Corporate Parkway. Find more info at meadowbrookruns.org.
The Alabama Theatre
Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration
Wednesday-Sunday Nights | 5-9 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo
Magic City Nutcracker
First Week of December
Hope is Alive
Sunday, Dec. 6 | 5 p.m.
Shades Mountain Baptist Christmas Program Featuring Drew and Ellie Holcomb
Watch on WBRC Fox6
71st Annual Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday House Tour
Held Virtually at ipc-usa.org/holiday-house.html
Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker
BJCC Concert Hall
Holiday Spectacular Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company
Dec. 17, 19, 20
Birmingham Boys Choir Annual Christmas Concert: Virtual Edition
Friday, Dec. 18 | 7 p.m.
The Reindeer Dash
Saturday, Dec. 19
Pure Fitness, Vestavia Hills
Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit yours.