Tis the season for parades and home tours, breakfasts with Santa and dashing with reindeer. Find our full list of all things holiday happening in Vestavia Hills this December.

1. Magic City Nutcracker

Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.
Virginia Samford Theatre

Travel to the land of mice soldiers and a Sugar Plum Fairy in this holiday favorite—put together with a community cast plus Morgan McEwen, dancer with the Metropolitan Opera, and Simon Wexler, former dancer with American Ballet Theatre and principal with Texas Ballet Theater. Order your tickets at magiccitynutcracker.org.

2. Celebrating the Season

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

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.

3. Legacy League Christmas Home Tour

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.

Tour homes in all their festive glory—plus festive hors d’oeuvres and a holiday gift market at the Samford president’s home. The tour features four other homes too including the houses of Ashley and Andy Prewitt and Tracy and Robert Stephens in Vestavia Hills. Proceeds benefit the Legacy League’s scholarships to Samford University for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. For tickets visit samford.edu/legacyleague/.

4. Holiday in the Hills Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 8 | 7:30 a.m.
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Come out for a pancake breakfast with a special guest from the North Pole. Syrup included for those on the nice list.

5. Vestavia Hills Christmas Parade and Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 9 | 2 p.m.
Liberty Park Sports Complex to Alston Meadows

The tradition continues. Find a good spot along the route to watch the parade pass, and then stay for Liberty Park Christmas Celebration with children’s activities, refreshments, music, pictures with Santa and more.

6. Santa Story Time

Tuesday, Dec. 18
Dinner 6 p.m., Show 6:30 p.m.
Library in the Forest

Santa will share his favorite stories from the North Pole at our favorite library.

7. Pure Fitness Reindeer Dash

Saturday, Dec. 22 | 8 a.m.
1425 Montgomery Highway, Suite 115

Work off all that party food at this annual 5K and 1-mile fun run.  Plus, your registration fee benefits On River Time, which empowers children of abuse and neglect through fly fishing. Register at runsignup.com.

8. Commitment Day 5K Fun Run

Tuesday, Jan. 1 | 10 a.m.
Lifetime Fitness

Start off the New Year right with this annual 5K starting at Lifetime Fitness. Registration fees include a T-shirt, race bib and brunch social after the run, and kids will earn their very own 5K medals. Registration is free for kids under 12 attending with a paid adult. To register or volunteer, commitmentday.com/alabama/vestavia-hills/.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@vestaviahillsmagazine.com to submit yours.