5 November Events Not to Miss in Homewood

5 November Events Not to Miss in Homewood

The holidays are kicking off already! Here’s what’s going on this month with pandemic cautions.

1. Virtual Hope for the Holidays

Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 10 & 16 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Homewood-based Community Grief Support is holding these sessions to help grief survivors through the holiday season. Each virtual gathering will include group interaction as well as include holiday survivor tips, a memorial service for your loved one, a Q&A session for participants and volunteer testimonials. For more information about the event, visit  communitygriefsupport.org/schedule/events/. To reserve a spot on your desired date, email communitygriefsu@bellsouth.net or call (205) 870-8667.

2. Holiday Open House Market Days

Nov. 5-11
Homewood Shops

While the pandemic has shifted what the Homewood Chamber of Commerce’s traditional Holiday Open House looks like, you can still experience the fun of the holidays over a series of days shopping in Homewood. Find special festivities at retailers each day, and watch for a live performance in downtown Homewood each day at 3 p.m. To enter the Market Days Shopping Contest, send three receipts from Homewood businesses during Market Days to be entered to win a gift card; look for posters downtown with a QR code.

3. Holiday Open House

Thursday, Nov. 5 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Studio on Linden, 2919 Linden Avenue

Shop artwork, jewelry, homemade rolls, vintage clothes and other neat gifts from local makers Chirsten Colvert, Amy Edgerton, Katie Cornutt, Elizabeth Hubbard, Pam Truitt, Hannah Johnsons, Liz Landgren, Stacy Young and Katie McKibbin. Masks are required at the event. 

4. Art in the Lot

Saturday, Nov. 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church Parking Lot

Shop and discover the talents of local artists and Trinity members at this pop-up event. A larger event will be held in the spring of 2021 too.

5. Small Business Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 28
Local Retailers

Shop Homewood on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to get ahead on your holiday shopping and support local retailers.


Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade + Star Lighting

Thursday, Dec. 3 | 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. Watch for updates on the parade on the Homewood Parks & Rec website as they could change due to COVID-19.


Dia de los Muertos
Nov. 1-7 | 5-9 p.m.
Pepper Place

Samford Legacy League Holiday Gift Market
Nov. 5 | 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene, Vestavia Hills

Virtual Walk to End Epilepsy
Nov. 7

Moss Magic: Moss Rock Festival + Magic City Art Connection
Nov. 7-8
The Hoover Met

Fall Foliage Special
November 7, 14, 21
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

National Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11
Downtown Birmingham

Market Noel Virtual Marketplace
Nov. 16-22
Benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham

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

About The Author

Madoline Markham

Madoline, editor of Homewood Life, is always on the hunt for a good meal and an even better story. Reach her at madoline.markham@homewoodlife.com.

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