7 November Events Not to Miss in Vestavia Hills

7 November Events Not to Miss in Vestavia Hills

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

1. Samford Legacy League’s Holiday Gift Market

Thursday, Nov. 5 | 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene, 1998 Shades Crest Road 

Shop including jewelry, art, handmade soap, candles, specialty foods, seasonal items and more at this market with free entry. Proceeds will help provide scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances funded through the Samford Legacy League. Due to COVID-19, vendors and visitors will be required to wear masks. Market vendors will be spread out to allow social distancing.  For more information including a list of vendors, visit samford.edu/legacyleague.

2. Drive-In Movie

Sunday, Nov. 8 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Join VHUMC for a drive-in movie featuring the War Room. If you cannot watch from your car, there will be limited seats at the front of the screen (bring lawn chairs), and it will show in Tyson Hall on those screens. Hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks will be provided. Make a reservation to attend at https://vhumc.org/event/light-in-the-dark-drive-in/.

3. Salute to Veterans

Tuesday, Nov. 10

The city’s annual Salute to Veterans will go on virtually this year. A pre-recording will feature patriotic-themed musical performances, along with a special presentation by Rear Admiral W. Kent Davis, USN, (Retired), who retired in 2016 as Vice Chief of Information for the Navy and currently serves as the State Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. View the event online any time that day at vhal.org/community/city-events/.

4. (Virtual) Market Noel

Nov. 16-22

This annual Junior League of Birmingham holiday shopping event is moving online follow COVID-19 safety precautions. With the purchase of a $15 General Admission ticket, you get access to its virtual marketplace with more than 50 stores from across the nation Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 22. Virtual events will also be held throughout the week. Proceeds from Market Noel go back into the community through the JLB’s 40 community projects benefiting women and children in need. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit marketnoel.net.

5. All is Bright Tree Lighting

Thursday, Nov. 19 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia City Center

Kick off the holiday season with the first annual tree lighting at the City Center.

6. Magical Marketplace

Friday, Nov. 20 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Already dreading what to buy that impossible-to-buy-for special someone in your life? Not to fear. Shop more than 80 vendors selling arts and crafts, baked goods, candles and scents, housewares, wooden items, toys, jewelry and more. Find update on the event at vhumc.org or on the Magical Marketplace page on Facebook.

7. Cahaba Heights Open House

Saturday, Nov. 21 | 2-6 p.m.
Shops of Cahaba Heights 

Get a head start on holiday shopping when businesses stay open late throughout Cahaba Heights. You can hop aboard The Heights Express and travel to different stops to enjoy food, fun, arts, crafts and kids activities too.

Save the Date

Tree Lighting Festival

Tuesday, Dec. 1 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia City Hall

Take part in entertainment, merchant giveaways, a visit with Santa and the lighting of the tree at this annual celebration at City Hall.


Dia de los Muertos
Nov. 1-7 | 5-9 p.m.
Pepper Place

Samford Legacy League Holiday Gift Market
Nov. 5 | 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene, Vestavia Hills

Virtual Walk to End Epilepsy
Nov. 7

Moss Magic: Moss Rock Festival + Magic City Art Connection
Nov. 7-8
The Hoover Met

Fall Foliage Special
November 7, 14, 21
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

National Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11
Downtown Birmingham

Market Noel Virtual Marketplace
Nov. 16-22
Benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham

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

About The Author

Madoline Markham

Madoline, editor of Homewood Life, is always on the hunt for a good meal and an even better story. Reach her at madoline.markham@homewoodlife.com.