The holidays are in full swing, and unless you’re Beyoncé, you may need a few new pieces to add to your wardrobe for this year’s festivities. And we think even Bey would grab a few of these looks! We are kicking off our celebrations with George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker,” performed by the Alabama Ballet. Also on our December calendar is the Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration. We are throwing in some kids’ outfit ideas too, because even the youngest among us wants to look festive when attending these long-cherished traditions. As always, we love shopping local, and this month we shopped looks at Monkee’s of Mountain Brook, Manhattan South, Theadora Abbeyluxe, Snap Girls and Swoop.
- December 11-13 & 18-20, 2015
- 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
- 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
- Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University
- Tickets range from $25 to $55
- For more information, visit alabamaballet.org
What’s Christmas without watching Clara and her friends dance the night away? “The Nutcracker” weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in ballet. Your entire family can enjoy this beautiful production.
What to wear: If you’re always looking for an excuse to get all dolled up, this is it! We are especially loving some creamy winter whites paired with elegant jewelry. Here are three fabulous looks.
- December 15-16, 2015
- 5:30 to 8 p.m.
- Meet at Avondale Brewing Company; buses leave every 20 minutes
- Nonmember tickets: $25/adults and $10/kids under 12
- Member tickets: $20/adults and $7.50/kids under 12
- For more information, visit wackytacky.org
Thousands of lights! Gravity-defying displays! Mooning Santas! Don your tackiest Christmas sweaters for a fun-filled, family-friendly bus ride, benefiting Fresh Air Family, a nonprofit that provides creative, educational outdoor programs connecting a diverse cross-section of Birmingham families and children to nature. Join Fresh Air Family as they seek out the best, over-the-top light displays in town, including the Hanukkah house, Santa’s trailer park, Santas soaring through trees and over rooftops, and the Auburn-themed holiday house with its blow-up leg lamp a la A Christmas Story. Tacky snacks, such as Cheez Whiz on Ritz crackers, will be on hand for those craving more cheesiness. And for those needing something with more substance, jambalaya will also be served!
What to wear: Since you’ll be bundled up in a bus or in your own car, we’ve picked some comfy looks that still show off our favorite holiday accessory — fur!
Event: Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration
- December 31, 2015
- 6 p.m.
- Alabama Theatre
- Tickets range from $35 to $75
- For more information, visit alabamasymphony.org
Raise a glass of Champagne to 2016 at the historic Alabama Theatre, then grab your opera glasses as soprano Sherri Seiden wows with her incredible vocals and Conductor Christopher Confessore inspires you with his fetching waltzes. You’ll fall in love with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra at this New Year’s Eve celebration!
What to wear: The only thing that will dazzle more than this night of moving operatic selections in the glamorous, gilded Alabama Theatre is you! We’ve picked a few “little black” options and accessorized with lots of glitzy gold.
For the Kiddos
We believe fashion should be a family affair, so here are two looks to ensure your little ones are as decked out as you are. We’ve included a casual option for the Wacky Tacky Light Tour and a dressier choice for “The Nutcracker” by the Alabama Ballet. Dressed to the nines for any occasion, you’re sure to make memories you’ll both cherish for years to come!
Boys’ casual look:
Girls’ casual look:
Boys’ formal look:
Girls’ formal look:
Enjoy your month, and happy holidays!
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