Festive holiday fun is all around!

It’s getting closer to Christmas time and there are still more holiday events to check out! If you are like us, you may still have some shopping to do. There are some great events, like CahaBAZAAR, this weekend to help you knock out those last minute gifts! Be sure to check the list of ongoing holiday activities at the bottom of the post! We have just one more weekend until Christmas, so let’s spread some holiday cheer across Birmingham! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/ )**

Charm Holiday Open HouseCharm Holiday Open House
Thurs, Dec.12, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Charm on 2nd (map)

Join Charm as they kick off the holiday season! Start your shopping with some complimentary adult beverages, locally made sweet treats, warm drinks, danceable music and an ornament decorating station! We always seem to find something fun and unique for our friends each time we visit! They have a few gifts that may land you on the Naughty List!
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Wacky Tacky Light TourWacky Tacky Light Tour!
Thurs, Dec. 12, 6-8pm
Cost: $35
At: Golden Age Wine (map)

A guided bus tour of the best of the worst of Birmingham's holiday lights. See Santa's Trailer Park, the Hanukkah House, Toomer's Corner, Darth Vader Christmas, Mooning Santa, and so much more! Buy individual tickets or book a party bus for your Christmas party for friends, clubs or business with us! Buses run every ten minutes from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday is the final night! We (Happenin’s in the Ham) will be tour guides for some of the tours!!! It all benefits Fresh Air Family! Bring some friends, or a date, for this festive voyage around town! Check the site for available tour times, but book fast as they tend to sell out!
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Elf Alabama Theatre**Elf at Alabama Theatre Thurs, Dec.12, 7pm Cost: $9 At: Alabama Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Theatre,+3rd+Avenue+North,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.4830587,-86.7745563,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93d9c2fb7b:0x607c0735ce1f64d3!8m2!3d33.5148887!4d-86.8090934))** Buddy the Elf embarks on an adventure full of laughs and crazy mishaps! Don’t miss your chance to see this holiday favorite that’s packed with some very memorable lines! Arrive early to sing Christmas songs along with the mighty Wurlitzer organ! This is a great event for the entire family to enjoy, rain or shine! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2472968426120869/)**
Cahaba Scary Christmas Event**Cahaba Scary Christmas Event Fri, Dec. 13, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hop+City+Beer+%26+Wine+Birmingham,+3rd+Avenue+South,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.5148932,-86.8112821,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167405!4d-86.7894615))** It’s Friday the 13th, but it’s also Christmas time. Celebrate both by watching a scary movie while decorating a stocking or an ugly sweater! Hop City will have plenty of beer specials during the event. This is a great event for those who already miss Halloween. Everyone is encouraged to wear their festive PJs! This will make for a great friends night out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2936843443013231/)**
ArtPlay Holiday Open House**ArtPlay Holiday Open House Fri, Dec. 13, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: ArtPlay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/ArtPlay/@33.5007591,-86.800733,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc309ef06a3:0xa643fe5c43f10c1d!8m2!3d33.5007546!4d-86.7985443))** Check out the gorgeous house that is home to UAB’s ArtPlay! At this FREE event you can enjoy cocoa, wine, or both! The staff will be announcing the Winter/Spring class schedules for all age groups! (Amber took an amazing calligraphy class here!) There will be holiday craft stations and DJ Suaze will be keeping the holiday spirit flowing with festive tunes! This is a great time to discover ArtPlay! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/584990022070590/)**

Amor: Night Out NavidadAMOR: Night Out Navidad
Fri, Dec.13, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Pizitz (map)

For December, AMOR is hosting a Navidad night out event that celebrates Mexican food, music, and dance. They’ll have various folkloric performances and a Spanish singing choir all inside The Pizitz Food Hall. Tacos and Mexican pastries will be available for purchase. Come celebrate with AMOR!
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Jingle & Mingle**Jingle & Mingle: Giveback Night Fri, Dec.13, 5-10pm Cost: FREE At: Bham District Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+District+Brewing+Company,+2nd+Avenue+South,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.5143551,-86.810391,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b594a7a65ff:0x66c820f82be9ce02!8m2!3d33.5121964!4d-86.7999718))** Benefitting the Prescott House Child Advocacy Center, Jingle & Mingle is a chance for you to stop by Birmingham District Brewing and have a drink for a great cause! This Friday, 10% of all sales will help Prescott House. Even old Scrooge himself wouldn’t say no to this event! Bring your friends, family, or coworkers to raise money simply by raising your glass! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/519553488600988/)**

Taylor Swift Bday BashTaylor Swift Bday Celebration
Fri, Dec.13, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Sidewalk Cinema (map)

Imma let you finish, but first you need to hear about the Taylor Swift Birthday Celebration at Sidewalk Cinema! This is for all you “Swifties!” (I googled that term.) This is a FREE event in the lobby of the cinema. So if you love T-Swift or her music, you’ll want to stop by for this Bday Bash!
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Christmas Story**A Christmas Story Fri, Dec. 13, 7pm Cost: $9 At: AL Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Theatre,+3rd+Avenue+North,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.4830587,-86.7745563,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93d9c2fb7b:0x607c0735ce1f64d3!8m2!3d33.5148887!4d-86.8090934))** We triple dog dare you to put on your pink bunny onesie and head over to Alabama Theatre to see A Christmas Story! This holiday classic follows Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle! (Great for getting rid of porch pigeons!) Arrive early to sing some holiday classics with the Wurlitzer organ! Don’t wait to get your tickets, because you’ll be saying “Oh, FUDGE!” when they sell out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/367986927467744/)**
Pictures with Krampus**Pictures with Krampus Sat, Dec.14, 10am-6pm Cost: $5 per photo At: Books, Beans, & Candles ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Books+Beans+%26+Candles+MS/@33.4956798,-86.7949248,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bda970875ad:0x705f87a25410ad41!8m2!3d33.4956753!4d-86.7927361))** Once again Books, Beans, and Candles Teams up with Krampus for the holidays! That’s right! Forget Santa, you should have your picture taken with the scary goat man who snatches up bad children and throws them in a basket! These photos will make great cards for next year’s holiday season! Has your kid made the naughty list? Maybe this photo will remind them to be good! Bring a friend and have fun with this event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1247204962131416/)**

Farm Christmas PartyFarm Christmas Party
Sat, Dec.14, 10am-2pm
Cost: $5 (park admission)
At: Oak Mountain Park (map)

Santa is stopping by the farm on December 14th! He will be in the top of the barn visiting good girls and boys from 10Am until 2PM! Come and get your picture with Santa and while you are there be sure to give your warmest "Season's Greetings" to the farm animals! They will be running hay rides from Noon until 2pm at no additional charge! Meet at the Back of the Farm to load the Trailer.
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Thank You Books Birmingham**Thank You Books Grand Opening Sat, Dec. 14, 10am-8pm Cost: FREE At: Thank You Books Crestwood ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thank+You+Books,+Crestwood+Boulevard,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.3247347,-86.7615136,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b4e1c51ac27:0x3dd8cbf7b11e5ae5!8m2!3d33.5291189!4d-86.7482178))** Head over to Crestwood for the Grand Opening of Thank You Books! They are located in the shopping center with Seasick Records. This new bookstore was started by three friends who share a love of the written word. They will have local authors reading throughout the day and a champagne toast at 7pm! You’ll probably find a great gift for the book lovers in your life! We can’t wait to check it out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/788379161575439/)**

Sat, Dec. 14, 12-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Brewing (map)

This event keeps getting bigger each year! Head to Cahaba Brewing this Saturday to shop over 70 local makers, vendors, and artists! (Get some Boiled Peanuts from Alabama Peanut Co. while you’re there!) They will also have SEVEN delicious food trucks to choose from! Enjoy some hot cocoa from Filter and stop by the ornament making station. Get a photo with Santa! This is an annual event we always look forward to!
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Brat Brot Christmas MarketBrät Brot Christmas Market
Sat, Dec.14, 12-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: BratBrot (map)

Mark your calendars! Saturday, Brät Brot is having a Christmas Market! Come drink hot mulled wine and shop for holiday treats from local artists and vendors out on the patio. “Santa Paws” will be making a special appearance from 2PM-4PM so make sure to bring your furry friends for dog photos with Santa! This all benefits Hand in Paw, so it’s for a fantastic cause!
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Avondale Christmas SpecialAvondale Christmas Special
Sat, Dec.14, 1-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing (map)

Kick off your Christmas with the first annual Avondale Christmas Festival - a FREE event to bring holiday cheer. Bring your family to jump in the bounce house, get pictures with Santa, and stay warm with hot cocoa. Come hungry - there will be plenty of opportunity to buy some yummy food from local vendors!
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Donuts with SantaDonuts with Santa
Sat, Dec.14, 5-7pm
Cost: $9
At: Heavenly Donut Co. (map)

Santa will be at Heavenly Donut Co. from 5-7PM. Children's tickets are $9.00 and include a visit with Santa, Santa Donut, and a drink. Each child must have a ticket! Parent tickets are $5.00 and include a donuts and drink (latte/coffee/soda). This is a delicious way to celebrate with Santa!
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TrimTab Santapalooza**Santapalooza! Sat, Dec. 14, 7pm-12am Cost: FREE At: TrimTab ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Company,+5th+Avenue+South,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.4285733,-86.7308363,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** TrimTab is going all out with this country Christmas celebration! Don’t Rock the Jukebox will be performing live country Christmas tunes! There will be plenty of small batch brew beer releases! There will be a DJ taking over to keep the party going throughout the night! Wear your most festive Christmas gear! Oh, and it’s FREE!!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2484697385185826/)**
Paper Doll 1yr Party**Paper Doll 1yr Anniversary Sat, Dec.14, 7pm Cost: FREE At: Paper Doll Bar ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/PAPER+DOLL/@33.5170679,-86.8029786,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b7742a0b78f:0x3b7e017bf593e8a3!8m2!3d33.5170634!4d-86.8007899))** Paper Doll is celebrating 1yr and they want you to join in the fun! This is such a fun and swanky cocktail bar located in the loft district! Head over with some friends, take some fun photos, and have a great time supporting this local business! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/558592171369133/)**

Krampus MarketKrampus Market
Sun, Dec.15, 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Brennan’s (map)

Now that’s a cute Krampus! Head to Brennan’s Irish Pub this Sunday for a local makers market! There will be several booths set up that day, with all the different things you love! Oh, and Krampus will be at this event as well! This will be a different twist on the holiday theme! As always, be sure to order some delicious food and drinks while you’re there!
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Enchanted Forest / Now- / FREE / Pizitz Food Hall

#DecktheHam / Now-Dec.25 / FREE / Downtown Bham

Art Crawl at the Village / Now-Dec.24 / FREE / Brookwood Village

Brrrmigham Winter Adventure / Now-Jan.5 / $8+ / Railroad Park

Shadrack Christmas Wonderland / Now-Jan.5 / $25 per car / Bham Racecourse

ZooLight Safari / Dec.6-8 & 13-30 (closed Christmas) / $10 or FREE for Members! / Bham Zoo

Visit Santa at The Summit / Now-Dec.24 / Price Varies / The North Pole at Summit

Magic of Lights: Vulcan Holiday Lights Experience / Dec.8-23 / $8 / Vulcan Park & Museum