Christmas Events in Birmingham

By: Taylor Pigman

Christmas music is playing on the radio, decorations have been put up across the city and the Christmas shopping has begun. We’ve picked out a few Christmas events happening in Birmingham that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Alabama Ballet presenting George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”
A Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker,” is sure to be fun for the entire family. The ballet will be performed at the Leslie Stephen Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University. The show runs Dec. 12–21. For tickets and more information, please visit www.samford.edu/wrightcenter

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the BJCC Concert Hall
The perfect event for date night, pick up tickets for Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas special. Be sure to purchase tickets soon, as the only performance is Tuesday, Dec. 23. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com

Winter Wonderland Holiday Exhibit presented by McWane Science Center
Bring your family to the McWane Science Center for a day filled with holiday cheer and fun. Zip lining, ice sliding and ice fishing are sure to keep your family entertained. Tickets are available for purchase at the McWane Science Center. For more information, please visit www.mcwane.org/winterwonderland

ZooLight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo presented by Wells Fargo
Get in the holiday spirit with an evening at the Birmingham Zoo. At night, the zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with lights, rides and Christmas music. For tickets and more information, please visit www.birminghamzoo.com/events

Christmas Movies at the Alabama Theatre
From Dec. 12 to Dec. 22, the Alabama Theatre will be playing the holiday classics. Bring your friends and family for a fun holiday filled night out. For tickets and more information, please visit www.alabamatheatre.com/events