Tis the season for parades and star lightings, Sugar Plum Fairies and the wishing tree. Check out our full list of everything holiday happening in Homewood in December.

1. Jingle All the Way: Christmas Songs and Stories of the Season with Storyteller Dolores Hydock and Musician Bobby Horton

Friday, Dec. 1 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

What are the holidays without music? Join storyteller Dolores Hydock and musical master Bobby Horton as they mix traditional carols, jolly songs and sweet stories on stage. The show includes a light hors d’oeuvres buffet starting at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance at homewoodpubliclibrary.org or at the Adult Services Desk.

2. Lighting of the Star and Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade

Tuesday, Dec. 5 | 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

You can’t get much more Homewood than the lighting of the 18th Street star, and the annual parade is the same night to boot. After the parade ends at City Hall Plaza, a special visitor in a big red suit will arrive, the Homewood High School Band will play and the Christmas tree will be lit.

3. Legacy League Christmas Home Tour

Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Various Homes

Tour homes in all their festive glory—plus festive hors d’oeuvres and a holiday gift market at the Samford president’s home. Proceeds benefit the Legacy League’s scholarships to Samford University for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. Buy your tickets here.

4. First Thursday Art Stroll

Thursday, Dec. 7 | 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

Businesses with art will stay open late and offer drinks and snacks. Participating retailers include Alabama Gods, B. Bayer & Co., Four Seasons Gallery, Jezabells, Kellum & Company, Liz Lane Gallery and Soho Retro.

5. Welcome to Whowood: Whos-Themed Family Night

Thursday Dec. 7 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

There’s sure not to be a dull moment at the Who-Do in the Who Hair Salon. Time for a whimsy of a celebration Suess-style. See more children’s events at the library here.

6. The Nutcracker

Dec. 8-10, 15-17
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Samford University Wright Center

Did you know only eight companies in the world are licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform the George Balanchine version of The Nutcracker, and one of them is the Alabama Ballet? Come get transported to the lands of sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers with Tchaikovsky melodies. Get tickets here.

7. Homewood Wishing Tree

Dec. 26-Jan. 13
In Front of the Trak Shack

Ring in the New Year the Homewood way. Share your wishes, hopes and prayers for our community, friends and family for on the Wishing Tree in front of the Trak Shak on “The Curve” on 18th Street. You’ll find tags, yarn and Sharpies on site, or you can bring one premade.

8. Homewood for the Holidays Photography Exhibit

Any Day in November & December
Rosewood Hall

Stop by the community gallery in city hall to see Homewood decked out in holiday cheer over the years—with images on display from The Homewood Chamber of Commerce, The Homewood Star, Homewood High School band directors and Scott Butler, LAH Realty. Next up in the Homewood Arts Council gallery: student work from Homewood City Schools.


Homewood High School Holiday Show
Thursday, Dec. 7 | 6 p.m.
Homewood High School Auditorium

Do It Yourself Crafts Paint With Santa
Thursday, Dec. 7 | 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Candlelight Service
Friday, Dec. 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 16 & 17 | 5 p.m.

West Homewood 1st Annual Tree Lighting
Monday, Dec. 4 | 3-7 p.m., Lighting at 5 p.m.
Studio, 701 Oak Grove Road

Advent Arts Gallery
Dec. 3-21 | Sunday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gathering Room of the North Building, Dawson Family of Faith
Reflect on original works of art that portray the themes of hope, love, joy, and peace.

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