Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

1. A Christmas Carol

Friday, Dec. 3 | 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Unless U
737 Chesnut Street

Come out to see Unless U students in Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale.  Purchase tickets at

2. A Santa Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 5 | 4-6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills High School Gym

Take free pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy a sing-a-long with Jovi the Elf, snowball fights with Buddy the Elf, crafts and food. This Vestavia Hills High School RISE event benefits the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at UAB. Tickets are $10 per child and free for adults. Buy them on

3. Celebrating the Season

Tuesday, Dec. 7 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills High School Theatre

Celebrate the season with performances by the high school’s band, choir, dance and theatre departments, and you’ll be sure to be singing “Fa la la la la, la la la la” all the way home.

4. Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 11 | 7:30-10 a.m.
Vestavia Hills City Center

Time to eat pancakes with Santa Claus! The event is free to attend, with breakfast courtesy of the City of Vestavia Hills.

5. Vestavia Hills Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec. 12 | 2-4 p.m.
Liberty Park Sports Complex to Alston Meadows

Find a good spot along the route to watch the parade pass.

6. Pictures with Santa

Tuesday, Dec. 14 | 3-6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Library

 Sign up for your time to have your picture made with Santa in the library’s holiday wonderland! Kids get a take-home bag with a family snack and a craft. Call 205-978-0158 to register for your time.

7. Reindeer Dash

Saturday, Dec. 18
Pure Fitness
1425 Montgomery Highway, Suite 115

Work off all that party food at this annual 5K and 1-mile fun run. Better yet, dress as favorite holiday character and bring your family when you come. Register at