Things To Do: December

Last Updated December 08, 2017
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Christmas Tree
Visit holiday markets for shopping, eating and drinking in December. Photo by Thomas Kelley.

This month includes cider festivals, ugly sweater parties and, of course, giant MoonPies across Alabama.

John Emerald Distillery's A Cottonseed Christmas

Cottonseed Christmas
If you’re in need of a drink and to do some Christmas shopping in Opelika, head to John Emerald Distilling Company on Dec. 8 for their...

Sippin’ Cider Festival

Sippin Cider Fest
In Athens the Christmas season isn’t truly underway until the Sippin’ Cider Festival kicks off. On Dec. 9, the festival will take over...


On Dec. 9, get an authentic taste of German Christmas tradition at the Christkindlmarket in Huntsville. Drink gluhwein (traditional mulled...

El Gordo Day 2017

Dia Del Gordo
Developed a taste for stout beer? Head to Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham on Dec. 9 to pick up a bottle of El Gordo for their...

Baumhower’s Alabama Craft Beer Fest

Alabama Craft Beer Fest
In the eight years since the laws governing beer have loosened within the state, the craft beer scene in Alabama has exploded. To celebrate...

Folklore Brewing & Meadery's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Folklore Brewing & Meadery's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Break your tackiest Christmas sweaters out of the closet. On Sat., Dec. 9, Folklore Brewing & Meadery hosts their third annual Ugly...

Green Drinks Fairhope

Green Drinks Fairhope
On the second Tuesday of every month, head to Fairhope Brewing for Green Drinks, an event series featuring booze and local products....

Tuscaloosa SantaCon Kick Off Party

Tuscaloosa SantaCon
Like to dress up as Santa to get in the holiday spirit? Get to Druid City Brewing for the Tuscaloosa SantaCon Kick Off Party on Thurs., Dec...

Jazz Jambalaya

On the fourth Monday of every month (except during Mardi Gras season), Mobile’s Mystical Order of the Jazz Obsessed holds Jazz Jambalaya at...

Christmas Day Potluck Dinner

Need a place to go on Christmas Day? Or just want some time away from your family? You're in luck: Flora-Bama is hosting a Christmas Day...

LuLu's Noon Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop

Beach ball
Get your New Year's celebration out of the way 12 hours early at LuLu's in Gulf Shores. At the annual Noon Year's Eve bash, the...

MoonPie Over Mobile

MoonPie over Mobile
Few traditions are as deeply connected with South Alabama as the New Year's MoonPie Drop. Whether you’re in downtown Mobile...

New Year's Eve Mullet Drop

Flora-Bama Mullet Drop
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, home to the iconic Mullet Toss, is adding to its mullet-themed events this year with its inaugural New Year's...

Dothan's 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Peanut Drop

Dothan New Years
Send out 2017 with a giant peanut in Downtown Dothan, also known as the Peanut Capital of the World. During the city's 2nd Annual New Year'...
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