Holiday Events Not to Miss in Homewood

Holiday Events Not to Miss in Homewood

Tis the season for parades and star lightings and festive homes. Check out our list of holiday happenings with social distance this month.

1. Sims Garden Photos with Santa

Dec. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Take a “Santa-safe” photo with Santa at Edgewood’s favorite garden! Each appointment includes 10 minutes with Santa, safely distanced, and a gift. To make an appointment, email

2. Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade + Star Lighting

Sunday, Dec. 6 | 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

This year’s Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade will happen in reverse: floats will remain stationary on the usual route as spectators drive through to allow for greater social distancing due to COVID-19. But like always the star atop 18th Street will be lit, so save the date for festive celebration.

 3. Walk for a Claus

Sunday, Dec. 6 | 1-8 p.m.
The Grocery BrewPub

The Homewood Santa Claus Society is back at it again! Participating “Santas” will enjoy Christmas cheer at the Grocery Brewpub, take a 1.5-mile “Santa walk” through Homewood, and conclude with resting back at the Grocery Brewpub after delivering their gifts. Participation in this event is for men ages 21+ and requires the walkers to don a Santa Claus suit. Each admission ticket includes food, beverage, and Koozie, and a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Mike Slive Foundation to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Get tickets at

4. Christmas Home Tour

Thursday, Dec. 10
10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-8 p.m.

Tour homes in all their festive glory at this 10th annual event to benefit the Samford Legacy League’s scholarships to Samford University for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. Due to COVID-19, masks covering nose and mouth are required, guests are asked to follow social distancing guideline, and each guest will have temperature check and complete a symptom checklist prior to entry. Tickets must be purchased in advance; find them at Here are the homes that you can tour:

  • Linda & Charlie Israel, 2300 Country Club Place, Mountain Brook
  • Carrie & Joseph Kreps, 1524 Woodridge Place, Vestavia Hills
  • Anne & George Lawton, 1504 Buckhead Trail, Vestavia Hills
  • A South Bend Spec Home, 3320 South Bend Circle, Vestavia Hills
  • Beth & Bill Welden, 2308 Country Club Place, Mountain Brook
  • Jeanna & Andy Westmoreland, Samford President’s Home, 1994 Shades Crest Road, Vestavia Hills


Christmas Movies
Dec. 1-22
The Alabama Theatre

Christmas Tree Farm
Dec. 1-24
Old Baker Farm

Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration
Wednesday-Sunday Nights | 5-9 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo

Magic City Nutcracker
First Week of December
Streamed Virtually

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
Dec. 11-13
Held Virtually at

Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Dec. 17-29
BJCC Concert Hall

Holiday Spectacular Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company
Dec. 17, 19, 20
Regions Field

Birmingham Boys Choir Annual Christmas Concert: Virtual Edition
Friday, Dec. 18 | 7 p.m.

The Reindeer Dash
Saturday, Dec. 19
Pure Fitness, Vestavia Hills

Meadow Brook Runs
Saturday, Dec. 19
Valley Bank, Meadow Brook Branch

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email to submit yours.

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