The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Dec. 15th – Dec. 17th

Holiday activities continue in and around Birmingham! Here’s our picks for fun this weekend!

  • Christmas at the Cave at Desoto Caverns

Join DeSoto Caverns for the most magical time of the year. Walk in a Winter “Underland” for a family-fun event for all ages. With holiday treats, classic Christmas movies, caroling and sing-a-longs, as well as a special visit from St. Nicholas himself, Christmas at the Cave at the majestic DeSoto Caverns is the best way for you and your family to spend the most wonderful time of the year.

Saturday and Sunday, 5pm – 8pm
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  • Cinderella an Outrageous Fairy Tale

Hold onto your pumpkins! This is a Cinderella for the holiday season. With contemporary songs, gags and mayhem, you’ll jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and sisters as much as you’ll cheer for Cinderella in her quest to attend the magnificent ball and fulfill her destiny. Put on your glass slippers, and enjoy this spectacular and outrageous telling of our unique Cinderella, guaranteed to delight.

Saturday, 2:30pm – Pictures with Santa one hour before the show
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  • Holiday Hoopla at CHOM

Make your way through ornament and gift creating stations all throughout CHOM! Then head over to the wrapping area and Wrap It Up!

Saturday, December 16th
10am – 4pm

  • Zoolight Safari at Birmingham Zoo

It’s the 2nd weekend for a Holiday Favorite! Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun at ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfalls every night! Enjoy a ride on the Shipt Candy Cane Ride*, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel*, experience the thrill of the over 100 foot Yuletide Slide*, ride the Santa Rollers* and so much more. Take in the beauty of a decorated tree reaching nearly 30 feet tall in Trails of Africa as you dance and boogie to special entertainment each night!

December 15th – December 23rd
Opens nightly at 5pm

  • Christmas at the Falls, Noccalula Falls

Celebrate the holiday season with Noccalula Falls and the City of Gadsden at Christmas at the Falls. Enjoy millions of lights throughout the park with spectacular views from the paved walking trails or from the vantage of a ride on the park’s train. During your visit to see the light displays, you can stop for activities including cookie decorating, the petting zoo and hot chocolate. While visiting Christmas at the Falls don’t miss a chance to visit with Santa Claus, take a picture and drop a letter to the North Pole in Santa’s special mailbox at the Old Post Office in the Pioneer Village.

Open Nightly 5pm – 9pm

For even more events happening around Birmingham this weekend and beyond make sure to check our events calendar

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