The holidays are kicking off already! Here’s what’s going on this month with pandemic cautions.

1. Holiday Open Houses

Mountain Brook Shops

No need to worry about a 5:00 closing time on these nights. Plus, there will be extra merriment with festivities in the stores, so come knock out some shopping for special ones on your list and support local businesses. All open houses are organized by the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.



  • Nov. 5: English Village Shop, Sip, and Stroll, 4-6 p.m.
  • Nov. 12: Crestline Village Holiday Open House, 5-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 3: Mountain Brook Village Jingle and Mingle, 5-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 4: English Village Shop, Sip, and Stroll, 5-7 p.m. 

2. Sam Lapidus Montclair Run

Nov. 14-29
Levite Jewish Community Center

This Turkey Day tradition is going virtual this year. The annual 10K, 5K and fun run celebrate the life of Sam Lapidus, his love of fitness and the LJCC and of family and friends. Proceeds benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Register online at slmr.itsyourrace.com.

3. (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.

4. Miss Olympian Pageant

Saturday, Nov. 21 | 7 p.m.
Mountain Brook High School

Who will the winner of the 53nd annual pageant be? Come out to see for yourself as the contestants participate in an interview, opening number dance and evening walk before the winner is crowned. Follow them on Instagram at @missolympianpageant for updates. 

Save the Date

Holiday Parade

Sunday, Dec. 6 | 3 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village

Watch as floats, fire trucks, bands, choral groups, dancers and of course St. Nicholas himself parade down through Mountain Brook Village. Watch for updates on the event as changes may occur due to COVID-19.

AROUND TOWN

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
walktoendepilepsy.org/birmingham

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