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

1. Heights Heroes 5K

Saturday, Nov. 6
Fields Behind Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights

Put on your cape, and come out for this 5K benefitting Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights teachers, staff and students. There will be activities and entertainment too. Register here. 

2. Family Night with Papa Goose

Tuesday, Nov. 9 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Local children’s author Charles Ghigna a.k.a. “Papa Goose” will read aloud from some of his books and give you and your family some insight into how a book gets published. He will have copies of his books available.  A meal will be served at 6 p.m., and the show will follow at 6:30 p.m.

3. Legacy League Holiday Gift Market

Thursday, Nov. 11 | 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene, Vestavia Hills

Shop jewelry, art, handmade soap, candles and more at this annual market. Admission is free, and proceeds will help provide scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances through the Samford University Legacy League.

4. Deck the Heights

Saturday, Nov. 13 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Shops of Cahaba Heights

Get a head start on holiday shopping when businesses stay open late throughout Cahaba Heights, and you’ll find pop-up shops all day around Cahaba Heights too. Pop-ups start at 10 a.m., and the trolley starts at 4 p.m. Find more details on the event closer to the date on the @shop.cahaba.heights page on Facebook.

5. All is Bright Tree Lighting

Thursday, Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m.
Vestavia City Center

It’s time for the second annual tree lighting complete with a visit from Santa and musical performances by The Birmingham Boys Choir and Santa and friends.

6. Magical Marketplace

Friday, Nov. 19 | 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 vendors selling arts and crafts, baked goods, candles and scents, housewares, wooden items, toys, jewelry and more. Find update on the event at or on the Magical Marketplace page on Facebook.

7. Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest

Nov. 22-Dec. 10
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Come by and pick up a gingerbread man, take him home, and disguise him as your favorite book character. Bring him back, transformed, by Friday, Dec. 10, and the library will display all entries in the department. The top three winners will be chosen and receive a gingerbread house kit, and all participants will receive goody bags.

8. Tree Lighting Festival

Tuesday, Nov. 30 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall

Ring in the season with this annual celebration of holiday lights. We hear Santa will be there, too, along with entertainment and merchant giveaways.