Local Holiday Events for the Family

Happy HolidaysAs we get closer to the New Year, things become even more chaotic with year-end deadlines at work, traveling and visiting family. During the time of year when you’re supposed to slow down and enjoy yourself, there are millions of things to do!

But it’s important to remember all the events going on in the community that the whole family can enjoy together. We strongly encourage you to take the time to get quality family time in this holiday season.

To help, we put together a list of a few events around our office locations in Birmingham and Montgomery:

Birmingham Holiday Events:
Oak Mountain Festival of Lights
What: Enjoy a dazzling display of lights from the comfort of your own car. Follow the path along the property of the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre with your radio tuned to Festival of Lights Radio to enjoy a customized Holiday broadcast synchronized to the amazing light show.
Where: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, 1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham.
When: Through January 3rd

More details here: Oak Mountain Festival of Lights 

ZooLight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo
What: Watch as the Zoo comes alive with holiday-centric fun, and be amazed by light displays in this transformed winter wonderland. View over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfall! Enjoy a ride on the Candy Cane Train, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, experience the thrill of the over 100 foot Yuletide Slide and so much more.
Where: The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham.
When: Through December 31st

More details here: ZooLight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo

Winter Wonderland And The Magic Of Model Trains at McWane Center
What: Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season. Laughter is in the air as children coast down the Ice Slide and take a whirl across the room on the extended zip line. Then climb aboard the McWane Train and go for a ride or try your luck at ice fishing. You can also discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features over a dozen different train displays.
Where: McWane Science Center, 200 19th St. North, Birmingham.
When: Through January 10th

More details here: Winter Wonderland

Montgomery Holiday Events:
Christmas Lights Festival at the Montgomery Zoo
What: See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.  Take a leisurely stroll, a brisk train ride or see the lights from atop the Zoofari Skylift Ride.  Visit Santa, enjoy the live nightly entertainment and no winter’s night would be complete without some hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies.
Where: Montgomery Zoo, 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery.
When: Through December 31st

More details here: Christmas Lights Festival at the Montgomery Zoo

A Christmas Carol
What: Take the whole family to see A Christmas Carol, a must-see each holiday season that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Watch Scrooge search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, spirits, festivity and goodwill.
Where: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery.
When: Through December 24th

More details here: A Christmas Carol

Kress on Dexter Holiday Pop-Up Shop
What: The Kress on Dexter Holiday Pop-Up Shop includes gifts from some really talented people not just in Montgomery, but throughout the state. It’s the perfect way to support the local economy and also pick up some unique gifts for friends and family!
Where: One Court Square, One Court Street Suite 102, Montgomery.
When: Through December 24th

More details here: Kress on Dexter Holiday Pop-Up Shop

From all of us at Alabama Graphics, we sincerely hope you and your family enjoy this holiday season and make memories that will last forever!