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Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Dec 7th – Dec 9th

Zoolight Safari Kickoff Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo Join us for another magical holiday season as twinkling lights illuminate the Zoo for a dazzling 19 nights! Watch as the Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration. Be amazed by enchanting illuminations and sparkling lights. Enjoy the sounds of seasonal songs and holiday classics as ... Read More

Vulcan Lights Up the Holidays

Vulcan Park and Museum will host a holiday sound-to-light show at the top of every hour from 5:00pm til 9:00pm from December 12 -23. This 15 minute show will illuminate Vulcan and fill the park with familiar sounds of classic Christmas music such as “Frosty the Snowman”. The museum and The Anvil will have extended ... Read More

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage ... Read More

How to Prevent Home Fires During Christmas

It seems as if every year the holiday season begins earlier.  Along-side Halloween costumes in the stores are dancing Santa’s and reindeer. But in our mad dash to get our home decorated for the holidays and organize the gatherings, it’s easy to forget about the additional fire hazards that come with this time of year.  ... Read More

Sensory Santa Photo Day

Book your Sensory Santa appointment here.← Families with children or adults with sensory sensitives can enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a more subdued and calm environment. Sensory-friendly Santa is free to visit with Santa and take your own photos. Professional Photography (flash-less) will be available on this day where photo packages ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd

Top picks for weekend fun around the ‘Ham this first weekend of DECEMBER!! How did we get here?? Shelby Ironworks Christmas in the Park at Shelby Iron Works Kids can enjoy free crafts, or have their picture taken with Santa Claus ($5). There will also be an outdoor holiday movie (weather permitting), a reading of ... Read More

Reindeer Cookies

We couldn’t really label this as a “recipe” since we used store bought dough (but you certainly could use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, like this one we use for Valentine cookies…) So, we’re going to call this an edible craft, perfect for all ages or anyone who just likes to eat cookies.  The prep ... Read More

Holiday Spectacular 2018 presented by RMTC

It’s time for the Holiday Spectacular at the Red Mountain Theatre Company! Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season! Showtimes: Friday, November 30, 2018 – ... Read More

Birmingham Area Holiday Happenings Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And there are so many fun events happening in and around Birmingham to get you in the Holiday Spirit! Mark your calendars for all of this Family Friendly Fun! Holiday Happenings In Birmingham Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Santa Photos, crafts and special events happening through ... Read More

What You Need To Know About e-cigarettes

Starting August 2016, the FDA’s authority has been extended to include all items that meet the definition of a tobacco product; this includes hookahs, pipe tobacco, cigars, dissolvables, and, even e-cigarettes. What the new rules means is that e-cigarette companies will answer to the FDA concerning the components of the e-cigarette’s vapor, just like cigarette ... Read More