‘Tis the season for holiday markets and more to kick off the season. Find all the details below.

1. Mistletoe Market

Friday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills

Come out to support The Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills Preschool at a holiday pop-up shop featuring everything from children’s and adult’s clothing and gifts, to one-of-a-kind items from local artists, jewelry, gourmet goodies, holiday decor, and more. Find more info on their Facebook page @mistletoemarketshop or Instagram @marketmistletoe.

2. Southminster Scamper 5K

Saturday, Nov. 2
8 a.m.
1124 Montgomery Highway

Take part in a family-friendly race through Vestavia Hills and stick around for a morning full of vendors, free inflatables, free children’s activities, raffles and more. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and the Southminster Strut (fun run) will begin at 9 a.m. Register here.

3. Salute to Veterans Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 7
1:30-4 p.m.
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Join the city of Vestavia Hills to recognize the service of our country’s veterans just before Veteran’s Day itself.

4. Holiday Market

Saturday, Nov. 9
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Find handmade items and all kinds of gift items and baked good for sale, plus a coffee shop, and all proceeds go toward missions at the church and in the community.

5. Bid ‘n Buy Luncheon

Thursday, Nov. 14
Vestavia Country Club

Did you know there’s a Sybil Temple Foundation that maintains and the grounds at the entrance of our city, ad that a great way to support it is coming up at a Vestavia Hills Garden Club luncheon at auction? You can bid on auction items including dinners for a week, Thanksgiving dinner for eight, cakes, pies, candies, soups, casseroles and more made by garden club members, as well as Sybil Treasures with vintage items and garden jewelry and more. The silent auction will also feature packages like “A Night on The Town,” “Holiday Help” and “For My Garden.” For reservations call 205-222-1817.

6. Deck the Heights

Thursday, Nov. 14
5-8 p.m.
Shops of Cahaba Heights

Get a head start on holiday shopping when businesses stay open late throughout Cahaba Heights. Plus, there will be refreshments, arts and crafts, pop-up shops, sales and more festivities. A trolley will make for easy transport between shops in the area, and you can fill a Heights Passport for a change to win prizes and free Doodles.

7. Magical Marketplace

Friday, Nov. 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

More than 80 vendors will be selling arts and crafts, clothes, candles and scents, housewares, wooden items, toys, jewelry and more. You’ll also find a decadent array of baked goods for sale.

8. Family Night- Animal Tales “Holiday Safari”

Tuesday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:15 p.m. Program
Library in the Forest

Kids of all ages are invited to see a fun holiday safari-themed show with animals!

Save the Date

Tree Lighting Festival

Tuesday, Dec. 3
6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall
1032 Montgomery Highway

Ring in the season with this annual celebration of holiday lights. We hear Santa will be there, too, along with music from school choirs and bands and more.

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