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Where to Visit Santa in Birmingham, AL

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With Brookwood Village abandoned—for now—that means there's no Brookwood Mall Santa to visit. Your annual tradition of waiting in line seeing and taking pictures with Santa isn't toast, though! There are plenty of local establishments hosting Christmas events with Mr. Claus himself. You've just got to find them.

So, where can you meet Santa in Birmingham? Check out our ultimate list of places where you can see and take photos with Jolly Old Saint Nick. (Seriously, there are over two dozen Santa events below!)

For even more Christmas fun, take a holiday lights tour around…

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20 Places to See Christmas Lights Near Birmingham (2021)

Places to See Christmas Lights Near Birmingham (2021)


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (lights) here in Central Alabama. From the quaint cul-de-sacs of Hoover to the businesses and car dealerships lining Birmingham’s 3rd Avenue, it seems like everyone’s getting into the holiday spirit early this year.

So, why not join them and have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas? It’s the best time of the year. We’re pretty sure we won’t get snow, but your holiday light show tour can still bring loads of cheer. (In other words, add these festive homes and locations to your route this holiday…

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Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Jefferson County, AL

Trunk-or-Treat in Jefferson County, AL


If you’re looking for some fun things to do on Halloween before trick-or-treating, Jefferson County has tons of Halloween activities and trunk-or-treat events near you. All you’ve got to do is zip up your kids’ fun Halloween costumes, take a short drive, and wait for the sugar crash before putting them to bed. (Ah, parenting done right!)

Ready to get into the spooktastic spirit? Then take a look at our big list of Halloween events going on around Birmingham for 2021.

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Where to See Christmas Lights in Birmingham, AL

Christmas Lights in Birmingham Christmas is usually a magical time of the year, with much fun and anticipation in the atmosphere. Although we’re enduring difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting out to see Christmas lights in 2020 is sure to bring a sense of normality, maybe even joy. There are plenty of places in the Birmingham area to view Christmas light displays from the safety of your car or from wherever you’re comfortable, so we’ve compiled a few of our favorites below.
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