Birmingham's annual holiday shopping event features valet parking, strolling carolers and prize drawings at participating stores.
Magic Of Birmingham
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Also happening this weekend: Have your presents wrapped by the Birmingham girls lacrosse team during the Magic of Birmingham, and see 'Les Miserables' at Seaholm.
It’s the holiday weekend, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Birmingham United girls lacrosse team, which won the MHSAA state championship earlier this spring, will be wrapping presents downtown Saturday as part of the Magic of Birmingham.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Birmingham lacrosse team gift wrapping event Come back to Birmingham Patch on Tuesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
There's an 80 percent chance of rain on Saturday during the Magic of Birmingham shopping event.
If you'll be out and about this weekend, you might want to bring your umbrellas. According to the National Weather Service, there's a 80 percent chance of rain in Birmingham on Saturday, mainly before noon. The high will be near 41 degrees while winds are expected to blow between seven and 10 miles per hour. And so, bring a jacket if you'll be out at the Magic of Birmingham Saturday (or take advantage of the new valet parking!). The event lasts from noon-4 p.m. throughout downtown Birmingham, beginning with a Kids Holiday Parade at 1 p.m. On Saturday night, the skies will be mostly cloudy with a low of 32 degrees. The rain returns on Sunday, with a 70 percent chance of rain all day. The skies will be cloudy otherwise with a high of 45 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Downtown Birmingham retailers will also be giving away everything from gift certificates to jewelry during the city's sixth annual shopping event.
The Birmingham Winter Markt may be over, but that doesn't mean the holiday season is winding down in Birmingham. In fact, if you're looking to hit up downtown Birmingham for some holiday shopping this year, you'll definitely want to be at the sixth annual Magic of Birmingham, to be held this Saturday and Saturday, Dec. 15 at shops around town. The annual Birmingham shopping event, held from noon-4 p.m. both days, highlights Birmingham's shops and restaurants and features carolers, a warming tent, free carriage rides, ice-carving demonstrations and plenty of prizes. New this year, shoppers don't have to haul their bags far and can instead take advantage of valet parking on both days, courtesy of the Principal Shopping District and In-House …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Also headlining this weekend is the BBAC Holiday Shop and the last weekend for the Magic of Birmingham.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The city's Magic of Birmingham brought bustling activity to the downtown stores Saturday.
The first day of this season's Magic of Birmingham had shoppers busy Saturday, as hundreds flooded downtown streets to buy local as part of the holiday shopping season. As part of the event, dozens of red ornanaments were handed out to downtown shoppers throughout the day, with notes inside directing shoppers to pick up a special gift, one of 2,000 to be given away throughout the two-weekend-long event. This weekend's lucky shopper was Rosemary Kelly of Macomb, who recieved a free diamond necklace from Astrein's Creative Jewelry. The Magic of Birmingham continues next weekend, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 17. We asked Birmingham business owners how the shopping season has been going so far this year. This is what they had to say:
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Heading downtown for the Magic of Birmingham or the Kid's Holiday Parade today? Here's what you need to know.
1. Deals and more all day: The Magic of Birmingham annual shopping event, sponsored by the Principal Shopping District, goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and next Saturday, Dec. 17. More than 40 stores throughout downtown Birmingham are participating, featuring special deals and more. 2. More than 2,000 gifts to be given away: While you're downtown, be on the lookout for Santa's special helpers, who will be handing out red ornaments. Inside are directions to head to specific downtown shops, restaurants and salons, where you can then pick up one of 2,000 special gifts. 3. Win plane tickets or a diamond necklace: If you're lucky, you might receive the special red ornament telling you to head to Astrein's Creative Jewelry or Departure Travel …
No snow is expected this weekend, making it a clear weekend for the Magic of Birmingham or the Kids Holiday Parade.
Snow isn't in the forecast this weekend, but you might want to pull out your winter coat in case you head out anyway. According to the National Weather Service, any snow showers are expected taper off Friday night, revealing partly sunny skies Saturday with a high near 30 degrees. That makes clear, but frosty, weather for this weekend's Magic of Birmingham, so bundle up if you head out for some shopping or the Kids Holiday Parade. Saturday night, the skies are expected to be mostly clear with lows near 21 degrees. Things warm up a bit on Sunday, when skies are expected to be sunny with highs near 35 degrees. Looking ahead to Monday, Sunday night's clear weather is expected to carry over into the following week. Monday is predicted to be …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The 2011 Magic of Birmingham event will feature grand prizes from Departure Travel and Astrein's Creative Jewelers.
Need to do some Christmas shopping this weekend? Take your shopping trip to downtown Birmingham and you might have the chance to win some serious prizes as part of the city's annual Magic of Birmingham event. The city will celebrate the annual shopping event from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday and Dec. 17, during which 2,000 shoppers will take home specific gifts while browsing discounted merchandise at dozens of participating retailers. Here's how it works: According to John Heiney, executive director of the Birmingham Principal Shopping District, which is partly sponsoring the event, all prizes have been donated by Birmingham merchants and are worth a combined value of more than $20,000. "Each store's generosity makes this event even more …