The holiday season is in full swing, and the local events calendar is proof. Check our list of places to go and things to do in Hoover this month. 

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Bluff Park Christmas Parade

Dec. 1



10 a.m.

Shades Cliff Pool

The community’s Christmas spirit will be on full display once again. This year’s parade route will start in the same place as the last two years, but will end at the park. Come one, come all!

 

Christmas Homecoming

Dec. 13

11 a.m.

Riverchase Country Club

Join friends from the past and meet new ones too as everyone enjoys a special lunch together. All first-time guests may attend for free, so bring a friend … or two or three. Come enjoy special music and listen to Deborah Byrd (from Phenix City, Alabama, and St. Simons, Georgia) talk about “Where I Found My True Identity.” Wear your festive attire and bring an ornament (less than $3) to give as a gift. The cost is $20. For reservations, call Janet at 988-8171 by Monday, Dec. 10.

Horizons Christmas Luncheon

Dec. 14

11 a.m.

Hoover Senior Center

With only 11 days until Christmas, how about gathering with friends for a delicious lunch? The Hoover Senior Center New Horizons group will meet and eat together. Visit hooveralabama.gov/451/Seniors for more information about the event.

Gifts of Art Holiday Market

Dec. 6

10 a.m.

Aldridge Gardens

It is possible to have a stress-free, enjoyable day of shopping during the busy holiday season. The Gifts of Art Holiday Market will feature the work of a dozen Alabama artists, hand-selected for their unique artwork, offering reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind gifts of art. Original art pieces include glass, ceramic, wood, metalworks, silver, fabric and more. The indoor show will take place in the Aldridge Gardens gallery. Bring a friend, come on your lunch break or enjoy an evening of shopping. Admission is free.

 Windham Hill Winter Solstice

Dec. 6+7

7:30 p.m.

Hoover Public Library
Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, guitarist Sean Harkness and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Samite have toured nationally for the past 10 years in support of the recording series that sold more than 8 million copies. A student of Juilliard School of Music, Liz Story has been an artist of great stature throughout the years of Windham Hill into the present times. Sean Harkness, a solo artist with six CDs, has also scored music for television, including ESPN and ABC Sports. Samite has released 10 CDs internationally, featuring his signature smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu and various flutes in his mesmerizing style. With warmth and humor, this concert brings the best of acoustic music recognized in indigenous traditions around the world. Tickets are $27.50.

 Meadow Brook Christmas Runs

Dec. 15

9 a.m.

Valley National Bank (formerly USAmeriBank), Meadow Brook Branch

Run for faith, run for flag, run for fun, run for food and run for Norton’s flowers at the finish. Enjoy Bama Bill’s DJ music. See the famous Love Birds perform. And get your chip time from Jeff Clark Race Timing. Joining 2018 lead food sponsor Dreamland Bar-B-Que in feeding the crowd are Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Golden Flake, Bud’s Best Cookies, Magic City Daylight Donuts, Chef Bob, Ashley Mac’s, Buffalo Rock, Smoothie King, Starbuck’s and Jason’s Deli. There will also be gift bags, a Blue Star Salute Foundation memorial board honoring fallen Alabama military heroes.

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WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Dec. 1
Holiday Greenery Sale
Aldridge Gardens
9 a.m.

Dec. 2
Sunday NovelTea
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Dec. 3
This Is Bob Hope… Documentary Screening
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.+6:30 p.m.

Dec. 4
Full STEAM Ahead: Elf Engineering
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

Dec. 6
Holiday Craft for Adults – Create a Gingerbook House
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Dec. 7
Gingerbread Challenge
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

Dec. 8
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

 

Dec. 9
Young Artist Reception
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Dec. 13+14
Wake Up Santa!
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Dec. 17
Monday at the Movies – The Muppet Christmas Carol
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.+6:30 p.m.

Dec. 19
Holiday Sing-Along Storytime
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Dec. 19
Grinch Double Feature
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

Dec. 20
Holiday Trivia Night
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Dec. 26
Family Movie – Incredibles 2
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Dec. 28
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

AROUND TOWN

Nov. 30-Dec. 16
RMTC Holiday Spectacular
Red Mountain Theatre Company

Dec. 1-2
The Nutcracker
Presented by the Birmingham Ballet
Alabama Theatre

Dec. 3
Chris Tomlin: Christmas Songs of Worship
Alabama Theatre

Dec. 14-16, 21-23
Alabama Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Samford University Wright Center

Dec. 7
Alabama Symphony
Home for the Holidays
Samford University Wright Center

Dec. 7-22
Holiday Movies
Alabama Theatre

Dec. 9
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
BJCC Legacy Arena

 

Dec. 13
Mannheim Steamroller
BJCC Legacy Arena

Dec. 18
A Very Electric Christmas
Alys Stephens Center

Dec. 10-11
Birmingham Boys Choir Christmas Concert
Briarwood Presbyterian Church

Dec. 14-23
Scrooge: The Musical
Virginia Samford Theatre

Dec. 21-23
The King & I
BJCC Concert Hall

Dec. 22-31
It’s a Wonderful Life Live!
Virginia Samford Theatre