It’s the most wonderful time of the year…that time where downtown becomes a winter wonderland. From the time-honored lights on the side of the Regions Center to holiday decorations adorning windows, there’s plenty to see and do this month—no matter your tradition.
We’ve getting festive at Upswing this year with a pop-up, life-size snow globe on Saturday, Dec. 14. Seriously, we’re talking a 7-foot snow globe that you can climb into for a great Christmas photo op. See the photo below:
We’ll have hot chocolate and other treats, as well as the opportunity to customize your own snowflake ornament to hang on our Christmas tree! We’ll also be bringing snow to downtown! OK, not really, but we will have a kiddie pool of the artificial white stuff to kids of all ages to play with.
Also, our Upswing vendors—Great Bear Wax Co., Urban Vintage, Hide & Hunter, Magic City T-Shirts and Domestique Coffee—will be fulfilling your Christmas shopping needs!
Feel free to stop by as you explore the holidays downtown!
Other things happening in the city center:
Holidays at McWane Science Center
McWane Science Center
Nov. 23-Jan. 5
Winter Adventure at Railroad Park
Nov. 23-Jan. 5
2019 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series presented by PNC
Dec. 6-Dec 22
Red Mountain Theatre Holiday Spectacular
RMTC Cabaret Theatre
Dec. 6-Dec. 22
Taylor Hicks sings Elton John and Christmas Classics
The Lyric Theatre
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
BJCC Concert Hall
Dec. 6-Dec. 7
Birmingham Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Three on a String: Dashing Through the Show
Jingle Bell Run
Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide
Jim Brickman: A Christmas Celebration
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