The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Nov. 17th – Nov. 19th

The Holiday Happenings are heating up and several things kick off this weekend to get you in the spirit! Check out all of the fun going on around the Magic City this weekend and make sure to stop by and say “hi” tonight at the Summit!

  • Lights Up at the Summit

Join BirminghamMommy and others as we help Summit Light Up for the Holidays!

Lights Up at The Summit is the annual kick-off to the holiday season! Sit with friends and family listening to a live concert, watching the parade and fireworks, then ending the evening with The Summit all lit up for the holidays!

Be sure to stop by the American Family Care Photobooth, located near the Kendra Scott Terrace, for free photobooth fun! Santa will be there pre-parade (5-6 PM) and post parade/fireworks (7-8 PM.) Photos will be on a first-come, first-served basis. BirminghamMommy will be there with crafts for the kids! For a full schedule of events, visit this post

Friday 5pm – 8pm

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party at the BJCC

The all new Sesame Street Live! is headed to the Magic City and everyone is invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Sesame Workshop features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage.

Friday, 6pm
Saturday, 10:30am

  • Kevin Spencer Magic at Alys Stephens Center

Kevin Spencer is an illusionist and artist who believes in creating inclusive communities where everyone experiences an authentic sense of belonging and no one – for any reason – is relegated to the margins. He is an Educator, Teaching Artist, Researcher, Consultant, Speaker, Curriculum Designer, and award-winning Film Producer. He is also a world-renowned Illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit and is widely considered the leading authority on the educational and therapeutic benefits of magic tricks in education and rehabilitation.

A Sensory-Friendly performance designed to accommodate individuals on the autism spectrum is available.

Programs and times subject to change.

Friday, 5pm – 7pm

  • Holidays at McWane

Kicking off this weekend for the Holidays! Holidays at McWane! Back for its 10th year in a row, the Magic of Model Trains returns to spread some holiday cheer and amaze guests. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit of train displays. Every set in the exhibit is designed to scale with the size of the trains. The meticulous detail of the scenery includes covered bridges, downtown storefronts and, of course, several train stations that will keep your family entertained for hours!

Opening Friday, November 17th and running through January 7th
Free with Admission

  • STARS Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas at Virginia Samford Theatre

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

STARS (Students Take A Role at the Samford) was created to give every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and supportive arts environment. By offering classes in conjunction with productions, our children are able to apply what they have learned in a hands-on and collaborative environment.

Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Student

Friday, 7:30pm
Saturday, 11am and 7:30pm
Sunday, 2:30pm
For even more events happening this weekend and beyond, make sure to visit our EVENTS CALENDAR

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