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

1. Inspecting Carol

December 2-5 + 9-12
Homewood Theater, Brookwood Village

Bring the family for this classic Stephen Sondheim musical! It’s a different turn on traditional fairy tales set to a wonderful musical score. All performances will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday afternoon matinee at 2:30 p.m. in Brookwood Village mall top-level near the food court. Individual Tickets ($20) and season tickets ($120) can be purchased at homewoodtheatre.com.



2. Photos with Santa Claus

Through Dec. 19
Sims Garden
913 Irving Road

Time to get your photo made with Saint Nick—plus a toy, cookies and hot drinks! Photos are set for Friday-Sunday until Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with limited professional photos timeslots Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find updates at @SimsGardens on Facebook.

3. Samford School of the Arts Presents: A Christmas Carol

Dec. 2-5
Samford University Wright Center

Come out to see this classic holiday story performed by close to 50 Samford students plus an equal number working behind the scenes and accompaniment by the Samford Orchestra. Get your tickets here.

4. Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade + Star Lighting

Tuesday, Dec. 7 | 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

You can’t get much more Homewood than the lighting of the 18th Street star, and the annual parade is the same night to boot. After the parade ends at City Hall Plaza, a special visitor in a big red suit will arrive, the Homewood High School Band will play and the Christmas tree will be lit.

5. Christmas Home Tour

Thursday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-8 p.m.
Various Homes

Tour homes in all their festive glory at this annual event to benefit the Samford Legacy League’s scholarships to Samford University for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. tickets visit samford.edu/legacyleague/.

6. Walk for a Claus

Sunday, Dec. 12 | 2-8 p.m.
Grocery BrewPub

The Homewood Santa Claus Society is back at it again! Participating “Santas” will enjoy Christmas cheer at the Grocery Brewpub, take a 1.5-mile Santa walk” through Homewood, and conclude with resting back at the Grocery Brewpub after delivering their gifts. Participation is for men ages 21+ and requires the walkers to don a Santa Claus suit. Each admission ticket includes food, beverage and hat, and a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Mike Slive Foundation to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Get tickets at eventbrite.com.

7. Birmingham Boys Choir Christmas Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 14 | 7 p.m.
Samford University Wright Center.

Celebrate the sounds of the season as 150 voices join in singing  beloved carols as well as Christmas anthems.

8. Homewood Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 14 | 11:30 a.m.
The Club

Come hear World Games CEO Nick Sellers share about all that’s coming to Birmingham soon. Get your tickets here.

9. Live Yoga with Robyn Cramer

Tuesdays | 10-11 a.m.
Homewood Public Library

Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. Plus find more library events happening this month here.