Birmingham always has plenty of fun activities to offer during the holiday season, but this year’s Christmas events in Birmingham are better than ever. Whether you prefer holiday parades, Christmas light displays, ice skating, or all of the above, Birmingham is sure to entertain you and bring out your yuletide spirit.

Best Christmas Events in Birmingham

Finding the best Christmas events in Birmingham and the surrounding areas can be a challenge with so much to choose from. Luckily, we did the hard work for you!

Christmas Events in Birmingham

Event #1 – Red Mountain Theatre Company Holiday Spectacular

Enjoy an incredible display of your favorite holiday music featuring Birmingham’s best dancers along with local RMTC Conservatory students.

  • Where: RMTC Cabaret Theatre
  • When: Through December 22nd, Wednesday – Sunday (show times vary)
  • Admission: Tickets start at $19
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Event #2 – Ice Skating in Railroad Park

Ice skating at Railroad Park is one of the most classic Christmas events in Birmingham, so enjoy the winter atmosphere and the backdrop of the city with friends or family.

  • Where: Railroad Park Ice Rink
  • When: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
  • Admission: Children under 12 – $10, Adults – $12
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Event #3 – ZooLight Safari

Visiting the zoo is always fun, but add Christmas lights, delicious treats, arts and crafts, games, and even a candy cane train, and you’ve got one memorable holiday evening!

  • Where: Birmingham Zoo
  • When: Days vary from 5 pm – 9 pm until December 30th
  • Admission: Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Event #4 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Don’t miss the area’s most spectacular Christmas light show synced to music, all from the comfort of your vehicle.

  • Where: Birmingham Race Course
  • When: Every night from 6 pm – 10 pm through January 5th, 2019
  • Admission: Cars & Vans – $25, Activity Vehicles – $50
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Christmas Events Homewood

Event #5 – Edgewood Neighborhood

This neighborhood may be small, but it’s known for its colorful Christmas decorations and lights that go up every year. Take a holiday drive and enjoy this festive neighborhood.

  • Where: Edgewood neighborhood, Homewood, AL
  • When: Every Evening
  • Admission: Free
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Christmas Events Vestavia Hills

Event #6 – Vestavia Hills Christmas Parade & Celebration

Join Santa himself along with prominent community groups for this parade down Liberty Parkway, and finish the day off with a holiday celebration.

  • Where: Alston Meadows, Liberty Park
  • When: December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
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Event #7 – The Reindeer Dash

Dress up as your favorite Christmas character and work off those extra holiday pounds with this awesome 5k fun run for charity.

  • Where:  1425 Montgomery Hwy Ste 115, Vestavia Hills, AL
  • When: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30 am
  • Admission: 5k Reindeer Dash – $30, 1 mile Fun Run – $15
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Christmas Events Mountain Brook

Event #8 – Wacky Tacky Light Tour

Every year, the Fresh Air Family holds a fundraiser and Christmas light drive-through tour to help less fortunate children attend camp. Enjoy fun and vibrant light displays along with an adorable assortment of colorful inflatables.

  • Where: Golden Age Wine
  • When: December 9-12, 2019 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Admission: $35 per person
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Unfortunately, Christmas spirit alone won’t stop your home appliances from breaking, so call Service Care right away if you have any holiday appliance emergencies.