Things To Do for Christmas 2022 in the Birmingham Area

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2022 Christmas and Holiday Events Birmingham AL

Christmas is just a few weeks away and families who love to celebrate the holiday season are looking for fun and festive things to do in the Birmingham area. We are here to help you find the best time, place and way to celebrate with family and friends. Here is a look at our favorite 2022 Christmas and holiday events in Birmingham, AL that will be fun for all ages.

Glow Wild 2022: Animal Lantern Celebration

WHEN: November 16 – January 16

WHERE: Birmingham Zoo – 2630 Cahaba Rd. Birmingham, AL 35223

Many families love the bright Christmas lights each year – but the Birmingham Zoo has a fresh and festive take on an old favorite. The Glow Wild 2022: Animal Lantern Celebration features a menagerie of glowing animal-themed lanterns that bring the zoo to life in the heart of winter. Visit the Birmingham Zoo and enjoy these larger-than-life lanterns on display as you ride the Red Diamond Express Train, ride the Protective Life Carousel and sip hot chocolate.

Close Up of Red Ornament and White Lights on a Christmas Tree

Jingle Bell Run 5K

WHEN: Saturday, December 10 at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Veterans Park – 4800 Valleydale Rd. Birmingham, AL 35242

Lace up your running shoes, find your Santa hat and hit the road this holiday season for the annual Jingle Bell Run 5K in Birmingham. Runners interested in this fun and festive race can run a timed 5k race or an untimed 5k run that will take you on a picturesque route through Veterans Park. Runners who cannot be there in person can sign up for the Virtual Jingler 5K and run their race when and where it fits their schedule.

Meet The Grinch

WHEN: December 2, 9 and 16

WHERE: The Summit – 214 Summit Blvd. Birmingham AL 35243

Everyone has pictures with Santa Claus this time of the year – but families who want to spice up their holidays this year can attend the Meet The Grinch event at The Summit. Have some holiday fun in the heart of Whoville and get your family pictures taken with The Grinch while you shop. Reservations are available for select times and walk-ins are available on a first come, first served basis. 

The Magic City Nutcracker

WHEN: December 2 – December 4

WHERE: The Lyric Theatre – 1800 3rd Ave. Birmingham, AL 35203

Do you love the theater and Christmas musicals? You no doubt love The Nutcracker. We have a treat for you in the Birmingham area – The Magic City Nutcracker. This annual holiday performance at the historical Lyric Theatre is a must-see event that will feature local dancers, music by the Alabama Youth Symphony and a masterful performance of your favorite musical.

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Plan ahead for holiday fun this year with a list of our favorite 2022 Christmas and holiday events in Birmingham, AL created by The Car Depot. You do not want to miss out on these holiday events. Contact The Car Depot today to find out how to get the best price for your used car!

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