Hanging of the Green
Thursday, Dec. 1 | 4-5 p.m.
Reid Chapel at Samford University
Samford University will host its annual tradition, Hanging of the Green, which is a service ushering in Advent and the Christmas season that dates back to 1980. There will be scriptural readings, worship and symbolic action, as attendees reflect on Christ’s birth. The Samford University A Cappella Choir will perform, too. Learn more at Hanging of the Green.
Pictures with Santa
Dec. 3-4, 10-11 & 17-18 | Select Times
Miss Sims’ Garden
913 Irving Road
Time to get your photo made with Saint Nick—plus a toy, cookies and hot drinks! Photo shoot availabilities are set for weekends until Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with limited professional photos timeslots on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain check backup dates are set for Dec. 19-20. Reserve your spot at Miss Sims’ Garden. Photo sessions are 10 minutes long and are $60 each. Find updates at @SimsGardens on Facebook.
Thomas Andrew Art Studio and Gallery Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thomas Andrew Art Studio and Gallery
Join Thomas Andrew and other artists for their annual holiday open house! Beautiful artwork, some made by local artists and some from out of state, will be on display. Customers can enjoy complimentary sangria as they peruse the gallery and pick out their favorite pieces to purchase. Thomas Andrew’s famous “splattered beanies” will also be up for sale. For every beanie purchased, Tom donates one to the homeless community in Birmingham. Starting on Friday, Nov. 25, the gallery will be having its annual holiday sale in which select pieces will be up to 50% off! You don’t want to miss the festivities! Follow Tom on Instagram @thomasandrewart for more updates.
The 2022 Lighting of the Star and Homewood Christmas Parade
Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 6:30 p.m.
Join the Homewood Chamber of Commerce as the members light the historic Homewood Star at the top of 18th Street as the official beginning of the Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade! The lighting of the Christmas tree will immediately follow the parade at City Hall. Learn more at Homewood Christmas Parade.
Samford University Legacy League Christmas Home Tour
Thursday, Dec. 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.
Appointed Homes in Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills
Tour homes in all their festive glory at this annual event to benefit the Samford Legacy League’s scholarships. Patrons can enjoy treats at the Samford President’s home, too! The Samford Legacy League is a service organization that is dedicated to funding scholarships for Samford students in challenging circumstances and/or in financial need. Tickets go on sale in early November. Visit Legacy League Christmas Home Tour for more information.
It’s a Wonderful Life Live!
Dec. 8-31 | Select Times
Presented by Homewood Theatre
Visit the Homewood Theatre’s new location at 1831 28th Avenue South, which is on the corner of 19th Street and 29th Avenue South in Soho Square. The new location has opened up across the street from Demetri’s just in time for a wonderful season of theatrical delight. Join the acting crew for their holiday show, It’s a Wonderful Life Live, any Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday except Christmas Day at select showtimes: matinees at 2:30 p.m., evening shows at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at It’s a Wonderful Life Live. Tickets are $25, including fees. For general information, donations, seasonal shows or auditions, visit homewoodtheatre.com.
The Homewood Chamber of Commerce’s December Luncheon
Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join the Homewood Chamber of Commerce at its December Chamber Luncheon and Annual Meeting, which will feature the chamber’s annual business awards. The keynote panel will feature City Council President Alex Wyatt, Mountain Brook City Manager Sam Gaston and Vestavia Hills City Manager Jeff Downes. This luncheon is sponsored by Viva Health. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., and lunch and the program will begin at noon. Members’ fees are $25, but nonmembers’ fees are $35. Register at Homewood Chamber of Commerce December Luncheon. Registration closes on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The Birmingham Boys Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m.
The Wright Center at Samford University
Join the Birmingham Boys Choir for its 45th Annual Christmas Concert! The choir will serenade the audience with musical delight, emphasis on paying homage to traditional carols and choral music honoring the birth of Christ. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to come and worship the Savior through song. Stay up to date on this event at Behold the Star.
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