Top 7 Things to Do in November
Mark your calendars for this month's local events you won't want to miss.
Tour the 2014 Inspiration Home at The Preserve in Hoover from Nov. 13 - Dec. 14.
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex • 2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. 458-8500
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thur. - Sat.; Noon - 5 p.m., Sun. Kick off the holidays with this exciting Christmas festival featuring more than 700 booths, food and pictures with Santa. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 - 12 and free for children under 6.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Businesses in downtown Homewood will usher in the holiday season with a festive evening of shopping for the latest holiday gifts. Customers will enjoy extended store hours, refreshments and a personal shopping experience and leave with beautifully wrapped gifts for the holidays. Carolers from Samford University will be strolling through the streets to spread holiday cheer, and the free Homewood for the Holidays Trolley will be making stops throughout the downtown area.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens • 2612 Lane Park Rd. 414-3950
2 p.m. Learn new and exciting techniques for door wreaths that will welcome your holiday visitors with flair. In this class, participants will learn how to use everyday items and easily accessible flora and fauna to create exceptional decorations for the entrance way. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
Mountain Brook Village
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Don't miss this progressive book signing around the shops of MBV with "Birmingham Style" editor Cathy Still McGowin and photographer Jean Allsopp. "Birmingham Style" is a new hardcover coffee table book featuring more than 200 images of the best architecture, interior design and gardens in the greater Birmingham area. Purchase a copy of the book here.
The Preserve • 359 Chestnut Park Ln., Hoover.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thur. - Fri.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.; 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. The 2014 Inspiration Home is a two-story painted brick home exhibiting traditional Southern style combined with modern amenities. The home will feature the styles and designs from some of Birmingham’s top retailers and manufacturers. The home is open for holiday tours Nov. 13 - Dec. 14 (Thur. - Sun.). Tickets are $10.
Cahaba Grand Conference Center • 3660 Grandview Pkwy. 443-6767
Knock out your holiday shopping at the Junior League of Birmingham's annual holiday market. Special events throughout the weekend include Market Bliss on Nov. 21 for $24 (includes wine, desserts and a variety of complimentary services by the Tonya Jones Salon) and Snaps with Santa on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. for $12. General admission tickets are $12, and parking is free.
Red Dot Gallery • 1001 Stuart St. 870-7608
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Offering paintings, pottery, sculpture, drawings and ornaments by favorite Birmingham artists and a host of Red Dot Gallery students, this exhibit promises an enticing variety of original works ideal for holiday gift giving. Admission is free.