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What's Happening in Birmingham This December

From the Birmingham Village Players' performance of 'Pinocchio' to dozens of holiday events, there's a lot to do around Birmingham this month.

Shain Park's new holiday tree is lit, the weather is getting colder and the third annual Winter Markt has come to a close. This must mean one thing: December has come to Birmingham.

Patch will keep you up to date with what's going on every week, but we've got your monthly look ahead to keep as a handy reference.

The thing is, we know we've missed some events — some of which haven't been announced yet — so leave us a comment and let us know what else is going on this month. Our goal is to keep you informed.

December 1-9

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 2: Birmingham Winter Markt
  • Dec. 4: Roeper Lower School open house
  • Dec. 4: Ford pension buyout seminar
  • Dec. 6: Writers Live: Theresa Irish
  • Dec. 6: Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber annual meeting
  • Dec. 6: 4th annual Film-anthropy
  • Dec. 6: Birmingham Underground: A Speakeasy Event Celebrating the Repeal of Prohibition
  • Dec. 6: Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Plan public meeting
  • Dec. 6-9: Birmingham Village Players: Pinocchio
  • Dec. 8: Breakfast With Santa
  • Dec. 8:
  • Dec. 8: Magic of Birmingham
  • Dec. 9: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9: Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Cheer

December 10-16

  • Dec. 12: Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber holiday mixer
  • Dec. 12: Menorah Lighting
  • Dec. 12: Family & Friends CPR class
  • Dec. 13: Community House Distinguised Speaker Series: Penny Bailer
  • Dec. 13: Chen Chow Holiday Happy Hour and Coat Drive
  • Dec. 15: Holiday Helpers
  • Dec. 15: Chamber Music Society of Detroit: Christoph Pregardien and Menahern Pressler
  • Dec. 15: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Christmas caroling
  • Dec. 15: Magic of Birmingham
  • Dec. 16: Tell It on the Mountain
  • Dec. 16: Classical Brunch Series: Holiday Horns

December 17-23

  • Dec. 19: Writers Live: Michael Hodges
  • Dec. 20: Gingerbread House Challenge

December 24-31

  • Dec. 24-25: City offices closed
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Birmingham Public Schools winter break
  • Dec. 26: Holiday Break camp
  • Dec. 29: Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: The Secret World of Arietty
  • Dec. 31: City offices closed
  • Dec. 31: Family New Year Blast

Don't forget

  • The Birmingham Santa House will be open during select hours through Dec. 24.
  • Take a holiday carriage ride around downtown Birmingham during select hours through Dec. 22.
  • The Holiday Shop at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will be open through Dec. 15.

Have we missed anything? Adding events to our calendar is easy! Check out this quick tutorial, add the event, then leave us a comment here and we'll add it to this story.

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