“Have Yourself a Jazzy, Little Christmas”

Nov. 30-Dec. 3 | Select Times
The Homewood Theatre

Brought to patrons by Sunny and Kyle from the Cascade Lounge, “Have Yourself a Jazzy, Little Christmas” is the perfect night-out for families or couples looking to get into the Christmas spirit with festive jazz music performances. Visit here for more information on performance times or to purchase tickets.

Photos with Santa Claus

Dec. 2, 9 & 16 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Miss Sims’ Garden
913 Irving Road

Parents, bring your children to get their photos made with St. Nick! These self-taken photo sessions are 10 minutes long each, providing families ample time to take pictures with Santa Claus. Small gifts and light refreshments will be available, too. Learn more here.

The 2023 Lighting of the Star and Homewood Holiday Parade

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

Join the Homewood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Homewood as they light the historic Homewood Star at the top of 18th Street as the official beginning of the Downtown Homewood Holiday Parade! The lighting of the Christmas tree will immediately follow the parade, which will begin at the Homewood Public Library and make its way through downtown Homewood. Visit here for more information.

The 13th Annual Legacy League Christmas Home Tour

Thursday, Dec. 7 | Viewings from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Five beautifully-appointed Homes in Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills & Homewood 

Presented by ARC Realty, the Samford University Legacy League’s 2023 Christmas Home Tour will feature five uniquely beautiful homes in Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Homewood with holiday treats and pop-up shoppes at the Samford President’s Home. The Legacy League is a philanthropic organization that provides life-changing scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. Advance tickets are required. Visit here to learn more.

The Tree of Lights Memorial

Sunday, Dec. 10 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

Community Grief Support is hosting its third annual “Tree of Lights” memorial, which honors those loved and lost with the lighting of a 12-foot Christmas tree in Homewood Central Park. The event will include holiday music, a bounce house, refreshments and visits from Santa Claus. At 5 p.m., the memorial dedication and tree lighting will commence. To sponsor a light on the “Tree of Lights,” patrons can donate the following:

$35 – Donation includes a memorial card sent to three addresses of one’s choice in honor of a lost loved one.
$40 – Donation includes the same as the $35 donation as well as a personalized memorial candle.
$75 – Donation includes the same as aforementioned donations, including a beautiful, antique-gold memorial ornament that is calligraphed with lost loved one’s name.

Learn more here

The Homewood Menorah Lighting

Monday, Dec. 11 | 5-6 p.m.
2839 18th Street South

Brought to patrons by Chabad of Alabama and the City of Homewood, the third annual Homewood Menorah Lighting will take place at the “curve” in downtown Homewood. Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration of Hanukkah, and there will be food and games available for attendees, too. For more information, visit here.

Gingerbread Challenge

Wednesday, Dec. 20 | 4-5 p.m.
The Homewood Public Library

Get festive with the Homewood Public Library this season! The library will host a gingerbread building competition for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Everyone in this age group is invited to participate, but those interested must register in advance here

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