Want to get ahead on your holiday shopping, enjoy some sweet deals and bask in the lovely holiday ambience, all while supporting local shops and artisans? Well, we’ve got 11 Birmingham holiday pop-ups and markets that you won’t want to miss! Make your list and check it twice, because you are sure to find the perfect presents for your loved ones — whether they’ve been naughty or nice!

The Junior League of Birmingham’s Market Noel

  • Thursday November 19 through Saturday November 21
  • Cahaba Grand Conference Center, 3660 Grandview Pkwy.
  • Hours: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Market Noel is the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday market. It’s a three-day shopping extravaganza that benefits the mission and programs of the Junior League of Birmingham, which help to improve the lives of women and children throughout the Birmingham area. This event will bring in more than 100 vendors from across the country! During the three-day market there will be a beauty bar hosted by our guide partner Tonya Jones SalonSpa, a chance to win a treatment package from Dr. Jason Jack of Plastic Surgery Specialists, a fashion show hosted by Lilly Pulitzer in honor of Rock the Runway – Couture for a Cause, a coffee bar from Royal Cup, bites of food from Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies, eats from The Fresh Market and endless shopping! Tickets are available at the door or order now!

Image Credit: Junior League of Birmingham

The Beverly McNeil Gallery and Portraits, Inc.

  • Thursday, November 19
  • The Beverly McNeil Gallery, 605 28th St. S.
  • Hours: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The Beverly McNeil Gallery and Portraits, Inc. invite you to kick off this holiday season with gorgeous art! Start the evening at Portraits, Inc. and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while viewing the special exhibition “The Modern Portrait,” which showcases the latest works by many of the hosts’ top portrait artists, who will also be in attendance at this special event. Next door, the Beverly McNeil Gallery hosts a show for Linda Ellen Price and also the Tiny Treasures show, an affordable way to collect your favorite artists. And for a little holiday bonus, valet parking will be available. This is a holiday party you won’t want to miss!

Image Credit: The Beverly McNeil Gallery and Portraits, Inc.

Crestline Village Holiday Open House

Join the shops and restaurants of Crestline Village as they welcome the holiday season with a festive open house for the entire village! It’s a fun, family-friendly event that is sure to delight. Walk the streets of downtown Crestline, visiting all the boutiques such as, Lambs EarsJohn – William Jewelers, Town and Country Clothing, Snap Girls, Smith’s Variety,  the Pants Store, Ivory & White, Little Lavender, Lilla, Please Reply and more! Some shops will be running specials all day with the main open house beginning at 4 p.m. If you want to attend a holiday celebration in the village with your entire family, this is the one! Crestline offers great family-friendly restaurants like Taco Mama, Otey’s, and Mafiaoza’s. And don’t forget to pick up a sweet treat from Sugar on the way home!

Image Credit: Crestline Village

Levy’s Fine Jewelry Holiday House

  • Thursday and Friday, November 19-20
  • Levy’s Fine Jewelry, 2116 Second Ave. N.
  • Hours: 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Levy’s Fine Jewelry, a family-owned jewelry business that has been a downtown Birmingham favorite since 1922, hosts their holiday house this weekend. Come check out Alabama’s largest collection of vintage jewelry and engagement rings while the two-night event lasts. Get your special someone something truly unique for the holidays!

Mariee Ami at Elle

  • Thursday, November 19
  • Elle at 61 Church St. in Crestline
  • Hours: 4 to 8 p.m.

Hosted by Alabama’s first of its kind, the full-service wedding planning studio, Mariee Ami, and the always-fashionable women’s boutique Elle, this one-day pop-up market is a stylish event that you don’t want to miss! These style mavens are offering 10 percent off all clothing, shoes and accessories in Elle plus a $100 gift card giveaway. Mariee Ami is providing gameday swag for you to support your favorite teams at the Iron Bowl. Sip some wine while you shop around and stock up on all your holiday and football goodies!

Image Credit: Mariee Ami

Kitschmas at Naked Art Gallery

  • November 20 through December 24, 2015
  • Naked Art Gallery at 3831 Clairmont Ave.
  • Open House Hours: Friday, November 20, 5 to 9 p.m., open house in coordination with Third Friday in Forest Park; Saturday, November 21, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sugar High and Caffeine Reception
  • Regular hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed at 2 p.m. on December 24

Come to Forest Park’s funkiest art gallery for pint-sized artistic gifts and recycled ornaments, handmade by 60 locals artists. Naked Art Gallery specializes in carrying the unique art of Alabama’s most talented local artists. From elegant and cute to humorous and funky, the Kitschmas market will have the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for your art-loving friends!

Cahaba Village Holiday Open House

In a prime location adjacent to The Summit, Cahaba Village Holiday Open House will allow you to knock out all your holiday shopping in one fell swoop of holiday cheer! With your choice of endless stores from diamonds at Diamonds Direct to outdoors gear at Mountain High Outfitters, you will be sure to find something for every loved one on your list. Stop by Whole Foods for a treat or swing over to Cahaba Heights and visit The Blue Willow, A Little Something, Remon’s and Iris & Co. Some stores will be running specials all day with the main open house beginning at 4 p.m.

Image Credit: The Blue Willow
Image Credit: The Blue Willow


English Village Holiday Open House

With its mix of stylish salons, art studios and clothing boutiques, English Village will put a twist on your holiday shopping. This hip enclave provides not just shopping but the full holiday experience for all! Grab a cup of coffee from the sidewalk cafes like Continental Bakery and Iz Cafe or stop for a cocktail at Chez Lulu or Billy’s, then celebrate the holiday spirit by perusing the shops. Stores will be running specials all day so be sure to stop by! Stroll the sidewalks and be sure to visit StyleBlueprint’s participating guide partners, Monkee’s of Mountain Brook, Gallery 1930, Henhouse Antiques, Jordan Alexander and Tonya Jones SalonSpa.

Mountain Brook Village Holiday Open House

Put your car in park and get ready to walk and shop under the magical lights of Mountain Brook Village. This open house is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Walk the charming sidewalks, as you peruse the shops twinkling in their Christmas lights and holiday decor, and find something simple and sweet or simply amazing! From high-end home goods and rug shops to clothing boutiques and candy shops, this village truly has it all! Some stores will be running specials all day with the main open house beginning at 4 p.m. Make sure to visit The Cook Store, Table Matters, Paige Albright Orientals, Bromberg’s, Stella Blu, Patina, The Lingerie Shoppe, Mulberry Heights Antiques, Beverly Ruff, The Dande-Lion, JoJo Home, Leaf & Petal, A’Mano, and Swoop.


Image Credit: Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Faire

  • Saturday, December 5
  • Alabama Waldorf School, 1220 50th St. S.
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Alabama Waldorf School’s 28th annual Holiday Faire has a little bit of everything. From gifts and crafts to pony rides and bake sales, the whole family will love this experience! Benefitting the Alabama Waldorf School, there will be local artists and crafters and live musical performances by Taylor Hollingsworth, The Joiners, and Rachel Roberts. Find more information here.

Oli.O at the Summit

  • Sunday, December 13
  • Oli.O at The Summit, 214 Summit Blvd., Ste. 400
  • Hours: 1 to 4 p.m.

Join Oli.O at The Summit for their Holiday pop-up shop! Oli.O is a family-owned and operated retail store specializing in premium olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Learn how to entertain with their fresh and healthy oils and vinegar, while being entertained! Come taste the oils while browsing items from India Hicks, Kate Morris Jewelry, Kelly Cummings calligraphy prints, and Bohemian Bop clothing.

Image Credit: Oli.O

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