Top Winter Family Activities in Birmingham

1. Ice Skating at Railroad Park

Get into the winter spirit when ice skating returns to Railroad Park! Brrrimingham opens Saturday, November 25 and will be open through January 1. Skating will be open from 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and from 10:00am-10:00pm Friday and Saturday. The rink will be closed on Christmas Day. All ticket prices include skate rental, unlimited skating and include tax. Season passes are available. Enjoy ice skating with a view of downtown Birmingham!


Individual Season Pass: $65.00

Family Season Pass: $150.00

Adult Tickets: $12.00

Children under 12: $10.00



2. Christmas Movies at the Alabama Theatre

Don’t miss your favorite Christmas movies at the Alabama Theatre this holiday season! Tickets are only $8.00 (Polar Express is $12.00). Children 2 and under are FREE! The doors will open 90 minutes before show time. Get tickets to all showings here!

Movies include:

White Christmas

The Polar Express

Christmas Vacation

Miracle on 34th Street


It’s a Wonderful Life

Home Alone

A Christmas Story

& The Muppet Christmas Carole



3. Birmingham Bulls Hockey

The Bulls are back in Birmingham for the first time since 1997! The Pelham Civic Center is the home to the Bulls. Tickets start at only $15.00 and can be purchased here. Season tickets are also available.

Get the full schedule here!



4. ZooLight Safari

Head to the Birmingham Zoo for one of the 17 nights of ZooLight Safari! Enjoy snow, music and lights throughout the zoo. Special events will be held on certain nights including Frozen characters and Santa! ZooLight Safari begins December 9! View a list of activities by date here!


Members: FREE Admission
Non-members: $10 Admission
Unlimited attraction wristband: $10 (does not include admission)
Ride tickets: $3.50



5. Lights at the Birmingham Race Course

Enjoy over 3 miles of lights and music at the Birmingham Race Course Christmas Wonderland! See a magical light show in the comfort of your car as you ride through the race course. Christmas Wonderland starts November 17 and goes through January 7. Tickets are purchased upon arrival by cash or card!


Cars or Family Vans: $25

Activity Van, Limo, or Mini/Half Bus: $40

Tour/School Bus: $80


6. Holidays at the McWane Center

Celebrate 10 years of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit at the McWane Science Center! Discover and learn about all types of trains in the magical displays. There will also be other events such as a special showing of The Polar Express in the IMAX dome! Get more information here! 

Get Prices to all events here!