Christmas in the South means spiked cider, fake snow, and looking at the neighbor’s Christmas lights in 75º weather. But we Alabamians aren’t complaining. So get ready to fill your to-do list and your stockings! Here are 5 magical ways to celebrate the holidays in Homewood this winter.
1. Go to a parade
Join downtown Homewood for its annual Christmas parade, featuring a special lighting of the Homewood Star on 18th street. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for Santa Claus as he makes his guest appearance at City Hall Plaza, where you can spectate at the annual tree lighting.
2. Watch The Nutcracker at Alabama Theatre
In need of a date night? Take your date to the Alabama Theatre to see the Alabama Ballet perform.
3. Shop at Homewood’s Open House
Shopping is a huge stressor during the holidays. Why not keep it simple? Stop by Homewood’s Open House and enjoy fresh hors d’oeuvres while you shop!
4. Look at the Christmas lights at the Birmingham Zoo
Do you love the magic and awe of Christmas lights? Visit the Birmingham Zoo for ZooLights and sip hot chocolate while you ride a train throughout the park. Bring your family for a festive night of making crafts and meeting Santa!
5. Get in the Christmas spirit with a funny play
Based off of the original story “A Christmas Carol,” the play Inspecting Carol is sure to put you in a jolly mood. So grab the whole family and head to the Homewood Theatre for a night full of laughs and holiday cheer; don’t be a Scrooge!