If you’re looking for some Christmas fun, Birmingham’s got you covered. From movies to stage shows to outdoor ice skating (yes, really!), there’s something festive just steps from your Birmingham apartment. Make your season merry and bright! Check out our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in Birmingham.


Christmas Movies at the Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre decorated.

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Christmas movies at the Alabama Theatre are a must. With screenings lasting all throughout December, you’ll have plenty of chances to catch one. Want to see the full schedule and buy tickets? Then just click here!





Holidays at McWane: The Magic of Model Trains

Ride at The McWane Center.

Picture from https://bhamnow.com/2018/11/14/the-magic-of-model-trains-returns-to-mcwane-science-center-november-17-for-its-13th-year/

The Magic of Model Trains is back at the McWane Center. Since it features Christmas-themed train displays of all sizes, it’s fun for everyone. And there’s even a train ride for the kids, whisking them off into a winter wonderland. Plus, there’s plenty of time to catch the exhibit! The display runs from November 17th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019.







Ice Skating at Railroad Park

Ice skating at Railroad Park.

Picture from https://bhamnow.com/2017/11/13/ice-skating-railroad-park/

Railroad Park likes to make up for the city’s lack of ice. For the last couple years, the Brrrmingham skating rink has given the Southern city a winter feel. The rink’s open from November 23rd to January 6th, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy the magic. You can buy tickets here.





Red Mountain Theater Company’s Holiday Spectacular 2018

Children in the RMTC Conservatory.

Picture from https://redmountaintheatre.org/holiday-spectacular-2018/

Every year, the Red Mountain Theater Company puts on a show filled with your favorite Christmas music. Plus, with a cast made up on the RMTC Conservatory and other local artists, it truly sets the stage for the season. So trust us: you want to see this show. It runs from November 30th to December 16th, and you can purchase tickets here.




ZooLight Safari at Birmingham Zoo


Lit trees at Birmingham Zoo.

Picture from https://alabamanewscenter.com/2015/12/02/the-birmingham-zoo-lights-up-for-zoolight-safari-presented-by-wells-fargo/

The Birmingham Zoo gets a Christmas makeover with their ZooLight Safari. With festive lights, the Shipt Candy Cane Train and the Jingle Bell Carousel, there’s something for guests of all ages. The Safari’s open 5 – 9 p.m. from December 14th through 23rd. Also, it opens again from December 26th to 31rst. Get your tickets here!





Text by Nick Adrian