Holiday Events in Birmingham

The holiday season is here!  Birmingham is especially fun during this time of year and there are endless activities and events to go to. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday happenings in the Birmingham metro area and encourage all of our Ross Bridge residents to enjoy the season!
Santa vs. the Snowman IMAX Show – through 12/26/13
Looking for an activity to take your kids to while school’s out?  The McWane Science Center presents Santa vs. the Snowman in their IMAX Theater.  This hilarious tale follows a Snowman as he wages war on Santa Claus.  Showing times vary by day and will fill up fast, so buy your tickets soon! For more information, visit the McWane Science Center website.
Grand River on Ice – through 1/5/14

What would the holidays be without a visit to an ice rink under the stars?  Through January 5, at the Outlet Shops of Grand River, there will be an ice rink complete with skaters, holiday lights, and Christmas music. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental.  To schedule private parties or buy tickets, call 205-699-3700 or visit

Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour – 12/17/13
Join the Fresh Air Family on a one-hour bus tour exploring all types of tacky in Christmas light décor.  The tour will leave from Avondale Brewing Company and visit well-known stops like the Hanukkah House and Santa’s Trailer Park.  Make sure to wear your favorite tacky outfit!  Learn more about the event and ticket information by calling 205-540-6642.
Happy Holidays at Railroad Park presented by the Mayor – 12/21/13
Join Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. as he presents the ceremonial tree lighting and holiday event at the Railroad Park.  The event begins at 3pm and will feature carnival games, live music, and George’s Boxcar Café with tasty holiday treats. This event is free and open to the public, for more information visit
Resolution Run – 12/28/13
Okay, so maybe you feel like you indulged a little too much over the holidays.  Start your New Years resolution early with the Resolution Run on December 28!   All donations received during the event will benefit the Friends of Red Mountain Park and will help to keep the park looking its best.  More information can be found by calling 205-882-0587 or visiting The Trak Shak website.