Holiday festivities around the Birmingham area

(WIAT) – As the holiday season has officially arrived, many cities around the Birmingham area are participating in a multitude of festivities. Gather the whole family and go to a tree lighting or Christmas parade this season!


December 5: Alabaster’s annual Christmas parade in downtown Alabaster; 10:30 a.m.


December 4-6: Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens; Click HERE for times


December 6: Christmas open house at Bessemer City Hall, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.


December 1: City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board tree lighting at Vulcan Park and Museum, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

December 5: Tree lighting at 10:30 a.m. with Mayor William Bell at the CrossPlex; Annual Christmas Parade at 12:30 p.m. outside of CrossPlex.

December 10-11: Holiday Music Concert at Alabama School of Fine Arts; 7:30 p.m.

December 12: Jingle Bell Run/Walk for the Arthritis Foundation at Railroad Park; Activities start at 8 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m.

December 15-16: Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour at Avolndale Brewing Company; Click HERE for Times

December 19: Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah at the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center; 7: 30 p.m.


November 20-December 19: North Pole Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum; Click HERE for times


December 3: Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony in downtown Columbiana; 7 p.m.


December 1: Winter Wonderland Annual Christmas tree lighting, Black Creek Park; 6 p.m.


November 28-December 27: Gilley’s Christmas Lights, 413 Gilley Road; 5-9 p.m. on weekdays, 5-10 p.m. on weekends. Check their Facebook page to make sure lights run that night, free event.


December 1: The Lighting of the Star presented by Homewood Chamber of Commerce; 18th Street at 5:30 p.m.

December 8: Homewood Christmas parade and tree lighting; 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

December 10: The Santa Experience at Homewood Public Library; 6:30-7:30


December 11: Annual Christmas parade in downtown Leeds


December 4: Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony and open house; 5:30 p.m.

Mountain Brook

December 6: Holiday parade at Mountain Brook Village; 3 p.m.


Oak Mountain Festival of Lights: Click HERE for days and times


December 12: Annual Christmas parade followed by tree lighting at the Trussville Mall; 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

December 1: Tree lighting at Vestavia Hills City Hall; 6 p.m.

December 10: Samford Legacy League’s Christmas Home Tour at Samford President’s Home; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

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