Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown

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Birmingham has more – ways to celebrate the holidays!

In the heart of Birmingham, there are multiple ways to get into the holiday spirit. From the Alabama Theatre’s Holiday Film Series to The Magic City Nutcracker, there are unique and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy this season! To help you navigate and learn more about Birmingham’s Holiday traditions, we created an all-inclusive page to help you curate a downtown experience brimming with holiday magic.

Holiday Traditions

Miracle on 24th – Queens Park

Watch Queen’s Park undergo a whimsical transformation into Miracle on 24th Street, an extravagant holiday bar experience! This seasonal pop-up bar features 12 cocktails, two shots, nonalcoholic options, and large-format cocktails presented in holiday cups. Entering its 5th year of entertainment, you’ll want to ensure you come early and grab a spot before it’s too late!

When: November 16 – December 30, 2023

Where: 112 24th St N #102, Birmingham, AL 35203

Website: https://www.queensparkbham.com/

Tree Lighting at Linn Park

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin, the Birmingham City Council, the Birmingham Park and Rec Board, and Coca-Cola UNITED are teaming up to spread holiday magic at the Holiday Tree Lighting Block Party on Sunday, Nov. 27.  Located at Linn Park near City Hall, there will be local food trucks and vendors and a free concert to kick off the holiday season.

When: November 27, 2023, from 4 to 8 pm

Where: 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203


Alabama Theater Holiday Series

The historic Alabama Theater welcomes back its beloved Holiday Film Series on December 8th. This tradition has been creating memories for families all around Birmingham for decades. From the heartwarming White Christmas to the whimsical journey of Elf, gather your loved ones, snag some popcorn, and immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season!

When: December 8 – 22, 2023

Where: Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave North Birmingham, AL 35203

Website: https://alabamatheatre.com/events/

Holiday Events

Upcoming Events

Downtown BHM proudly presents Live on 20th, a festive holiday series that brings buskers and street performers to 20th St N, infusing downtown with vibrant energy and entertainment.

What is a BUSKER? A person who entertains in a public space, like the performer to the right. Want to apply? Follow this link to the application.

Upcoming performance schedule:

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 2023 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m
  • Friday, December 15, 2023 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22, 2023 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Downtown Trails

It’s no secret Birmingham has the best brewery scene in the South! We cultivated a unique and well-CRAFTED beer trail highlighting all of Birmingham’s local microbreweries. This list offers events, beer flavors, and historical facts. Pack your growler and maybe some water because this trail will certainly make you feel HOPPY!

Find yourself “The World’s Best Cup of Coffee,” (according to the Elf) right here in Birmingham. With over 15 coffee shops in the Birmingham Metro area and more to come, we created a coffee trail to help you navigate the best spots in town for a delicious cup of joe. This extensive trail extends across Birmingham and can take several trips to complete it.

Looking to make the most of your time while waiting for a table or perhaps seeking a way to work off some post-dinner calories? Look no further than Birmingham’s captivating mural trail, an ideal way to immerse yourself in the heart of downtown. This trail takes you through the historic downtown core and the civil rights district in 1 hour.

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