Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It’s Thanksgiving and there’s a whole lot for us to be thankful for! Most of all, we are thankful for you, our followers, and the Birmingham community as a whole. Between indulging in Thanksgiving favorites and putting up decorations, be sure to check out some of these events! They are great for both quality family time OR as an escape from family drama! Also, it’s Iron Bowl weekend, so we were sure to include a few game related events! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

Shadrack's WonderlandShadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Now-Jan 5, 6pm
Cost: $25 per carload (up to 8 people)
At: Bham Race Course (map)

Prepare to be dazzled by a Christmas light spectacle the likes of which you’ve never seen! A visit to one of the shows is all you need to truly let go of every day stresses and let your spirit fly as your senses are tickled with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights dancing harmoniously with some fantastic Christmas tunes. Simply drive up, tune in your car’s radio, and let the Christmas spirit take you away! Each year brings new displays to enjoy, so be sure to check this out!
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Brrrmingham Winter AdventureBrrrmingham Winter Adventure!
Now-Jan 5, 10am-10pm/11am-9pm
Cost: $10+
At: Railroad Park (map)

Head to Railroad Park and hit the ice for some fun skating against the gorgeous backdrop of the Birmingham skyline! This year they’ve added a 100ft. Ice Slide! Bring the whole family to make some great holiday memories, or bring a date for a romantic skate at night! Either way, it’s a great way to spend your Thanksgiving Day weekend!
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Visit Santa at The SummitVisit Santa at the Summit
Now-Dec.24, 12-6pm
Cost: Pricing Varies
At: The North Pole at the Summit (map)

Have your picture taken with Santa at the Summit! Head to the North Pole pop-up shop and make some magical memories with the big guy! Book in advance for a few unique options. The Summit is offering traditional portraits with Santa, a sensory friendly experience, and pet friendly visits! (Hopefully, your furry friends are on the “nice” list this year.) There will also be a select few times to get a photo with Santa AND a guest from The Nutcracker! Be sure to buy some gifts from the local vendors while you’re there!
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RSD Black Friday at Seasick RecordsRecord Store Day Black Friday
Fri, Nov.29, 10am-7pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Seasick Records (map)

It’s always great to shop local especially on Black Friday! Head to Seasick Records for some special releases (while they last!) and some great discounts! This will be the perfect stop to get that gift for the music lover in your life. Pick up some holiday hits on vinyl while you’re there and don’t forget to check out the really cool Seasick merch that will keep you warm throughout the winter!
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Art Crawl at Brookwood VillageBirmingham Art Crawl at the Village
Fri, Nov. 29-Dec.22, 10am-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Brookwood Village (map)

Art Crawl happens once a month, BUT for the holiday season there will be an ongoing pop-up shop at Brookwood Village! We are all about supporting local artists and we also love receiving local art/jewelry as gifts! This is a great way to get a thoughtful gift that won’t end up being re-gifted!
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Burger Phillips Holiday MarketBurger Phillips Holiday Market
Sat, Nov.30, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Burger Phillips Building (map)

It's Shop Small Saturday! Head downtown to the Burger Phillips building to shop a dozen premiere local retailers in one spot! There will be a wide variety of things to choose from, so we are sure that you can find something for just about any one, including yourself, on your shopping list! Clothing, jewelry, CBD, Art, home goods, fermented foods, wreaths, and plants of course! Click the link for the full list of amazing retailers who will be participating! See you there!
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Iron Bowl at Avondale Brewing Co.**Iron Bowl Watch Party Sat, Nov.30, 10am-10pm Cost: FREE At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Company/@33.5245496,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** This is an all day football affair! Avondale Brewing Co. is showing football games throughout the day, including the Iron Bowl at 2:30pm! They have the jumbo screen outside as well as plenty of indoor screens for optimal viewing. Don’t forget to have a craft beer to hoist in victory or to hide your tears. Either way, it’s going to be exciting! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iron-bowl-watch-party-tickets-73903161345?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2MgGhYC3xsZQElhNjLKXk74kIZCQJZId-5Rsloy7GffgQT6HlfxvaUX4M )**

Iron Bowl at Iron CityIron Bowl at Iron City
Sat, Nov.30, 1:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Iron City Bham (map)

Here we go! Ain’t no party like an Iron City Iron Bowl party! What can you expect? Well, for starters you get a team colors light show and fight song on scoring drives! All the action will be shown on a MASSIVE screen and around the bar! Speaking of bar, there will be a hot dog and nacho bar with food from Iron City Grill as well as specialty cocktails! Get there at 1:30pm to claim your spot!
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Iron Bowl at Sidewalk CinemaIron Bowl on the Big Screen
Sat, Nov.30, 2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Sidewalk Cinema (map)

This may be the funkiest place to watch the Iron Bowl! You can view the game from the lobby, which has great seating options, OR watch in a 100 seat theater! If you have a close group of friends to watch with, this provides a more secluded setting! We’ve been warned that the Sidewalk crew are a house divided, so it could get heated!
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Deck the Ham 2019Deck the Ham 2019
Cost: FREE
At: Various Locations

Driving through B’ham this week, we’ve already seen local artists adding their personal festive touches to storefront and restaurant windows throughout the city! We like to make a game out of finding all of the Deck the Ham art and posting them online! When you do, be sure to tag the artist and #decktheham when you post! We love that this concept is back for another year! Thanks to Birmingham Art Crawl for coordinating the effort to deck out Birmingham in holiday style!
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Festival of Trees at PizitzFestival of Trees
Sun, Dec.1, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Pizitz (map)

Come and help kick off the Festival of Trees exhibit this Sunday at the Pizitz Food Hall! While the display will be up for all of December, you don’t want to miss the unveiling! This free event will feature local markers & artist for holiday shopping, live music, and photos with Santa as The Pizitz debuts the Enchanted Forest art exhibit! Old Forester will be on site with 2 different workshops offered throughout the day! (Taste Your Way Through History | 12 PM & 3 PM AND Old Fashioned Workshop | 1:30 PM & 4:30 PM!) Don’t miss it!
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