Warm up your Christmas Spirit with these Holiday Events!

Christmas films at Alabama Theatre, Ice Skating at Railroad Park, and Zoolight Safari at the Zoo! Christmas is LESS than 2 weeks away!!! Check out all of the wonderful events below and start planning your weekend today! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

Magic of Lights Vulcan Holiday LightMagic of Lights: Vulcan Holiday Light Experience!
Dec. 12-23, 5-9pm
Cost: $5/$4 kids 12&under/Free (under 4yrs)
At: Vulcan Park and Museum (map)

Vulcan Park and Museum invites the Birmingham area to gather for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, Dec. 12 – 23, nightly, from 5-9 p.m.
At the top of each hour, beginning at 5:00 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15 minute lively array of dancing lights choreographed to delightful holiday music. The Anvil and Museum will have extended hours until 9:00 p.m. along with complimentary hot chocolate (while supplies last). Visitors are encouraged to shop at The Anvil for the Red Dot Sale or purchase Birmingham-themed items from local artisans such as Earthborn Pottery and Glass Studio.
”Santa V” will be present for photos from 5 – 7 p.m. at the premiere on Dec. 12!

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Elf at Alabama Theatre**Elf at the Alabama Theatre Thurs, Dec. 13, 7pm Cost:$9 At: Alabama Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Theatre/@33.5148887,-86.8112821,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93d9c2fb7b:0x607c0735ce1f64d3!8m2!3d33.5148887!4d-86.8090934))** After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. PNC Bank presents the 2018 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. Tickets for all movies are $9 each. Children ages two and younger are free of charge. Doors open 90 minutes before showtime, and each screening will begin with a sing-along accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/311776782705206/)**

Zoolight SafariZoolight Safari
Ongoing, 5-9pm
Cost:$10/FREE for Members!
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)

Watch as the Birmingham Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration at the 25th annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by enchanting illuminations and sparkling lights. Enjoy the sounds of seasonal songs and holiday classics as you delight in delicious treats and decadent desserts at the S’mores & More station! Get creative making crafts, decorating ornaments, and writing letters to Santa. Take a merry ride on the Shipt Candy Cane Train, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, dash down the Yuletide Slide, hop on the Santa Rollers, and enjoy fun holiday themed games on Henley Park! ZooLight Safari will feature special nights with surprise guests and joyous performances, including Singing Santa! Start a new holiday tradition with the Birmingham Zoo during the 2018 ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo!
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ArtPlay Open House**Holiday Open House at ArtPlay Fri, Dec. 14, 5-8pm Cost: FREE! At: ArtPlay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/ArtPlay/@33.5007546,-86.800733,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc309ef06a3:0xa643fe5c43f10c1d!8m2!3d33.5007546!4d-86.7985443))** You’re invited to ArtPlay’s Holiday Open House! Head to beautiful ArtPlay for an event the whole family can enjoy! There will be Holiday themed art activities, cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar, holiday movies, live DJ, and more! Thank you to our ASC JPat volunteers for helping us with this event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1052431055141278/)**
District Brewing Christmas PJ party**Christmas PJ Party Fri, Dec. 14, 7pm- Cost: FREE At: Bham District Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+District+Brewing+Company/@33.5121205,-86.802017,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b594a7a65ff:0x66c820f82be9ce02!8m2!3d33.5121205!4d-86.7998283))** Don’t miss the 1st Birmingham District Brewing Company’s Christmas Pajama Party! This event is pet friendly! There will be prizes for the BEST pajamas, best pet pajamas, and best couples pajamas! Bring some canned goods for a chance to win additional prizes! This will be a festive and fun time for all! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/337744837025783/)**

Handel's MessiahHandel’s Messiah-Special Event
Fri, Dec. 14, 7-9pm
Cost: $39+
At: Alys Stephens Center (map)

Come enjoy this spectacular performance by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra! You will hear selections from all three parts of Messiah, including stunning solos, dynamic arias, and monumental choruses. Selections include Ev’ry valley shall be exalted, The trumpet shall sound, and the unforgettable Hallelujah chorus – all part of Birmingham’s grandest Messiah!
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TJ Tower Holiday PopUp!**TJ Tower Holiday Pop-Up! Sat, Dec. 15 10am-2pm Cost: FREE! At: TJ Tower ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thomas+Jefferson+Tower/@33.512975,-86.8127987,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b925d50f10f:0x2a32b20d65a1cc2f!8m2!3d33.512975!4d-86.81061))** Join the Birmingham Art Crawl team for a fantastic Holiday Pop-Up! Shop some great local vendors at this indoor market. You’ll be sure to find some great items for your holiday gift list as you shop inside the historic TJ Tower! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1595078573926061/)**

Holiday Home Tour2018 Holiday Home Tour
Sat-Sun, Dec.15-16, 5-9pm/1-5pm
Cost: $10
At: 4001 Lakewood Dr. (map)

Take a step back in time and explore the history and architecture of one of central Alabama best kept gems, Lakewood Estates. This year there will be 6 homes on tour offering a range of styles from the 1920 and covering the majority of the 20th century. You will have the opportunity to see historic charm and the way these homes have been updated to suite the modern owners. Additionally, you will see how each of the current residents celebrate the holiday season. Proceeds will be used for registration on the National Historic Registry!
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Love From the HAMLove From the Ham
Sat, Dec 15, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre (map)

You are invited to a FREE Comedy show featuring some of the funniest stand-up comedians in the south. DJD Theater is proud to present for your laughing pleasure, this hilarious line-up: Ocar P, JP Laffsum, Rocky Dale Davis, Charles Winston, and Ira Coleman. Tickets are FREE, but, seating is limited, so, reserve your seat now at www.djdtheater.org! Don’t miss out!
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Christmas Time at MomsChristmas Time at Mom’s!
Sat, Dec. 15, 8pm-2am
Cost: FREE!
At: Mom’s Basement (map)

Head over to Mom’s Basement for a classic Christmas Party! Get your photos with Santa from 8:30-11:30pm. Ono Ice will be serving up some frosty treats, there will be a Holiday DJ, Egg Nog, and more! Don’t forget to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater!
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Haunted Holidays at Saturn**Haunted Holidays at Saturn Sun, Dec. 16, 8pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturn/@33.5243259,-86.7767726,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** Saturn crew members, Brian Teasley and Payton Stantis take you on a dark, unnerving ride through the history of Yuletide horror-rific happenings and hauntings. If you’re a fan of podcasts like Sword and Scale, Casefile and My Favorite Murder, then this is totally down your type of chimney. Also, they’ll be showing not-so-family favorites, Black Christmas and Silent Night, Bloody Night, two 1970s-era Christmas horror movie classics. Nothing like some bone-chilling holiday fear to bring in your holiday season! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/767233053612873/ )**