If you’re looking to celebrate the Christmas season all December long, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few kid-friendly events happening around the Magic City.
Breakfast with Santa
North Shelby Library
December 10, 2016
Head to the North Shelby Library for a great time of food, fun, and pictures with Santa. Breakfast will be from 9:00–9:30. Pictures with Santa and a Christmas craft will be 9:30–10:30. Tickets are $5 per person and is due at the time of registration. Please call (205-439-5504) or visit the library for to purchase tickets. All Ages are welcome.
Polar Express PJ Party
McWane Science Center
December 10 –December 11, 2016
Join the McWane Science Center for a journey beyond your imagination aboard the Polar Express! Slip on your PJs and visit with Santa over a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. Then it’s time to believe as you experience Polar Express on the IMAX Dome. A special keepsake will be given to all children 12 and under who wear their pajamas. Advanced reservations are required. Call 205-714-8414.
December 10: Movie at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. with PJ party from 4-6
December 11: Movie at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. with PJ party from 2-4
Adult: $14 Kids $12
Members receive $2 off
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Presented by Birmingham Children’s Theatre at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Theatre
November 29 –December 17, 2016
Adapted from the poem “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. The classic story jumps to life on the WeeFolks stage as the Mouse Family tries to settle in “for a long Winter’s Night.” See this family discover the magic of Christmas as Santa Claus drops in for an unexpected visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mouse and their other woodland friends. Recommended for children ages three and up.
A Christmas Story: The Musical
Virginia Samford Theatre
December 2–December 18, 2016
Don’t miss the highlight of the holiday season as it comes to hilarious life on stage in Alabama for the first time. The Tony Award–nominated Broadway hit, based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, takes place in 1940’s Indiana where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Featuring funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette. A Christmas Story: The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike.