Get your picture taken with Santa in Shain Park today before he goes on his big ride.
It's Christmas Eve but your little one still has some important information to pass on Santa before his big ride tonight — what do you do? If you're in Birmingham, you'll want to head down to Shain Park for the last day of the Birmingham Santa House. On Monday, the Shain Park Santa House is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. While you're there, make sure you have your picture snapped with the big guy as well as donate $5 to the Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Birmingham Lions Club. Do you have a picture with Santa you want to share before Christmas? Upload them to this story and we'll share them on Patch!
The winner of the Principal Shopping District's annual Santa Contest will be able to have cocoa with Santa then throw the switch at the city's tree-lighting ceremony.
Still not sure what to give your kids for the holidays this year? How about the chance to hang out with Santa Claus and throw the switch on 20,000 Christmas lights? That's the grand prize in Birmingham's Santa contest, which is offering only lucky family the chance to help Kris Kringle light up the city's Christmas tree during the annual tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 21. What does the contest involve? Not much at all, according to the Principal Shopping District (PSD), which is hosting the contest. Entrants need only visit www.enjoybirmingham.com and enter your family's names, addresses, ages and phone number. The winning family will have the opportunity to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and gifts with Santa at the Townsend Hotel. You and four …