‘Tis the season for holiday markets and a tree lighting to kick off the season. Find all the details below.

1. Gifted: Holiday Market

Thursday, Nov. 1 | 1-8 p.m.
Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Shop from vendors who support ministries that fight human trafficking, encourage adoption, and support missions around the world. Tickets are $5 at the door or can be pre-purchased from the church office.



2. Mistletoe Market

Nov. 2-3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills

Shop a selection of local vendors at this holiday pop-up benefitting Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills Preschool. The church is located at 201 Montgomery Hwy, 35216.

3. Final Rebel Varsity Football Game

Friday, Nov. 3 | 7 p.m.
VHHS Thompson Reynolds Stadium

Don your red and blue, and we’ll see you as the Varsity VHHS team takes on Huffman.

4. Deck the Heights

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 4-8 p.m.
Shops of Cahaba Heights

Get a head start on holiday shopping when businesses stay open late throughout Cahaba Heights and find food, wine, craft beer and fun along the way. A trolley will make for easy transport between shops in the area. Be sure to catch the VHHS Rockettes performing at 6 p.m. and then the Disco Amigos are performing at 6:30 p.m., both at The Heights Village. And make sure your kids get their passports stamped at each stop to earn free Doodles from Santa.

5. Holiday Market

Saturday, Nov. 10 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Already dreading what to buy that impossible-to-buy-for special someone in your life? Not to fear. Find handmade items and all kinds of gift items and baked good for sale at this market, plus a coffee shop, and all proceeds go toward missions at the church and in the community.

6. Friend of the Library: Dolores Hydock Fundraiser

Thursday, Nov. 15 | 10-11:30 a.m.
Library in the Forest

What does pumpkin pie have to do with just desserts? And what does Thanksgiving have to do with going fishing? Delores Hydock will share these stories and those of sibling rivalry, sweet potato casserole, sudden disaster and realizing how much there is to be thankful for. Admission is $10 or free for Friends of the Library, and light refreshments will be served. Plus find more library events here.

7. Magical Marketplace

Friday, Nov. 16 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Arts and crafts, clothes, candles and scents, housewares, wooden items, toys, jewelry, hand-made items and more will be on sale—all to benefit Unless U.

8. Tree Lighting Festival

Tuesday, Nov. 27 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall
1032 Montgomery Highway

Ring in the season with this annual celebration of holiday lights. We hear Santa will be there, too, along with music from school choirs and bands and more.

9. Magic City Nutcraker

Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.
Virginia Samford Theatre

Travel to the land of mice soldiers and a Sugar Plum Fairy in this holiday favorite—put together with a community cast plus Morgan McEwen, dancer with the Metropolitan Opera, and Simon Wexler, former dancer with American Ballet Theatre and principal with Texas Ballet Theater. Order your tickets at magiccitynutcracker.org.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@vestaviahillsmagazine.com to submit yours.