Weekend Roundup: Dec. 20-23
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Great Weekend!
We hope you’re simply having a wonderful Christmas time! We can NOT believe Christmas is already upon us! We want to encourage you to let the stress of shopping and planning melt away this weekend and to spend time with friends and loved ones! There is PLENTY to do that will put you in the holiday spirit! As you check out our list of festive events, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas filled with faith, hope, love, and joy!
*For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.* Isaiah 9:6
**[Zoolight Safari / until 12.23 / $10 (FREE for Zoo Members!) / Birmingham Zoo](https://www.facebook.com/events/740380969661564/?event_time_id=740382252994769)**
Magic of Vulcan Lights / until 12.23 / $5 / Vulcan Park & Museum
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland / until 1.6 / $25 per carload / Birmingham Racecourse
North Pole Pop-Up / until 12.24 / FREE / The Summit
Brrrmingham Ice Skating / until 1.6 / $12 / Railroad Park
Deck the ‘Ham / until 12.31 / FREE / Various Bham Locations
Breakfast PJ Party with Santa
Thurs-Fri, Dec.20-21, 8-10am
At: Heavenly Donut Co. (map)
Come have Breakfast and a Pajamas Party with Santa and his Elves! Dec 20 or 21 8:00-10:00 AM The cost is $15 Per Child. Wear your pajamas and visit Santa! Admission includes Breakfast (sausage donut, fruit, drink), a Santa Donut, Create a keepsake ornament, & a visit with Santa and his Elves! Get you tickets before they sell out!
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**Story Time with Singing Santa Thurs, Dec. 20, 4pm Cost: FREE At: Brookwood Village ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brookwood+Villagefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7731678,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990bcce35d5:0x97a8d8497f4caab3!8m2!3d33.4699776!4d-86.7709737))** Parents and children are welcome to stop by Brookwood Village and experience Story Time with Singing Santa. Singing Santa will read holiday-themed children’s books during this free event. All books are available for purchase at Books-A-Million. The event should last roughly 30 minutes, and will take place at Singing Santa’s location on the second level across from the food court. Singing Santa will be available for photos and visits following the event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1035280003321222/)**
**Home Alone & Die Hard Fri, Dec. 21, 2pm/7pm Cost: $9 per film At: Alabama Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Theatreemail@example.com,-86.8112875,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93d9c2fb7b:0x607c0735ce1f64d3!8m2!3d33.5148887!4d-86.8090934))** PNC Bank presents the 2018 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series! There are only a few films left, so don’t miss out! Friday has two films; Home Alone at 2pm and (for the older crowd) Die Hard at 7pm! 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/pg/theALTheatre/events/?ref=page_internal)**
**Story Time with Santa Fri, Dec. 21, 3pm Cost: FREE At: North Pole at The Summit ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bed+Bath+%26+Beyondfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7295755,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88891771ec5e2d19:0x7edf0a3a42c11f55!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889177735f122d5:0x1dbcdcad1ca72f02!8m2!3d33.4502774!4d-86.7273814))** Don’t miss your LAST chance to hear Santa read some Christmas stories before he begins preparations for the busiest night of his year! Kids are welcome to gather ‘round at the North Pole Pop-Up shops at The Summit to enjoy Santa’s jolly tales! Mom & Dad can get some shopping done as well! Be sure to say hi to our friends at Birmingham Candy Company while you are there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/554087558385866/)**
**3rd Friday in Forest Park Fri, Dec. 21, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Naked+Artemail@example.com,-86.7754188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4f310c742b:0x7de926ae8abaa2d2!8m2!3d33.5145772!4d-86.7732247))** Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park! Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Enjoy the social scene of Forest Park after hours during this Holiday Edition of the 3rd Friday tradition! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2257626404251054/)**
**Dean & Co. Christmas Spectacular & Karaoke Fri, Dec. 21, 8pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.776778,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** The debut of the Dean & Company's 2018 Christmas special and Mr. Microphone karaoke!! Dress in festive Christmas attire and bring your karaoke A-Game! Come enjoy some great classic Christmas tunes! Prepare to get down this holiday weekend at Saturn! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/277097739823124/ )**
**2nd Annual Reindeer Dash Sat, Dec. 22, 7:30am Cost: $20/$30 At: Pure Fitness ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pure+Fitness+LLCemail@example.com,-86.798726,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891894d1630347:0x12de2c651806bbab!8m2!3d33.4219349!4d-86.7965319))** Ready, Set, Dash! Come out on Saturday December 22nd at 7:30am for the 2nd Annual 5k and 1mile fun run at Pure Fitness in Vestavia Hills. Come dressed as your favorite holiday character and bring your family to support one of our favorite non-profits, On River Time! This growing organization empowers children of abuse and neglect through the experience of fly fishing. Race packet pick up is Friday December 21st from 8am-6pm at Pure Fitness. 1425 Montgomery Hwy Ste 115 Vestavia Hills, AL **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/175806286703728/)**
**Birmingham Bowl 2018 Sat, Dec.22, 11am Cost: $30+ At: Legion Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Legion+Fieldfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8447317,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891c3ffdd08413:0x8ab24f824c8daffc!8m2!3d33.5115074!4d-86.8425376))** Head to Legion Field for the Birmingham Bowl! Watch as Memphis takes on Wake Forest in what's sure to be a fun game everyone can enjoy! Check the main page for details about the pre-game activities taking place before the teams take the field! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/209932393195060/)**
**Free Cookies & EggNog w/DJ Heath Sat, Dec. 22, 12pm Cost: FREE At: Seasick Records ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seasick+Recordsemail@example.com,-86.7502158,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217))** Get in the holiday spirit with DJ Heath Mixin' spinning holiday jams from 12-3pm! Seasick will also have FREE cookies and eggnog! What more could you want on a Saturday in December?! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/929187077276904/)**
Tacky Holiday Pedal Tour
Sat, Dec. 22, 5pm & 8pm
At: Bham Pedal Tours (map)
Merry Christmas ya Filthy Animals! Dust off your holiday sweater, moosehead mug, and crack open a Trim Tab Cranberry Berliner! Seats are only being sold individually. So grab a friend and help spread some holiday cheer, Just to be clear...THEY ARE ONLY PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC! Don't book a seat and request the new Drake song..unless he releases a version of jingle bells.
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**Sugar & Spice Ice Cream Social Sun, Dec. 23, 4-7pm Cost: FREE At: Aloft ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aloft+Birmingham+Soho+Squarefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7913768,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197ba12860e9:0x31c3d6f96d9dfb3b!8m2!3d33.4793894!4d-86.7891827))** Not Just Catering is excited to bring their first winter ice cream social to Birmingham! But, don't expect the normal array of flavors. The NJC team has created some amazingly rich and nostalgic flavors to bring the joy of the holidays and your love for ice cream together. For this event, they will feature: Egg Nog w/Bookers Bourbon Ice-Cream, Orange Cranberry Ice-Cream, Banana Pudding Ice-Cream, Snickerdoodle Ice-Cream, Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Ice-Cream, German Chocolate Ice-Cream! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/382682569170709/)**
**Lessons & Carols Sun, Dec. 23, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Cathedral Church of the Advent ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cathedral+Church+of+the+Adventemail@example.com,-86.8104421,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9093390d85:0x45c0aee094b17963!8m2!3d33.519132!4d-86.808248))** On Sunday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m., join Cathedral Church of the Advent for the final Lessons and Carols service of the 2018 Christmas season. Musicians from around Birmingham will lead an evening of carol singing in the beautiful Nave with a style described as "Alabama soul" in between readings of biblical passages that tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2244301272517051/)**