Several cities plan to brave cold for holiday events Tuesday

Cities release safety plans for holiday celebrations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - There are several ways you can get into the Christmas spirit in and around the Birmingham area while doing it safely.

City leaders are releasing safety plans on celebrations.

Vulcan Park and Museum just announced it will kick off its Holiday Light Experience Thursday. During this event you can enjoy 15 minute holiday light displays set to some of your favorite Christmas music. It’s a socially-distant event, so you will have to buy tickets to attend.

But, if you want to get into the spirit even sooner, several cities around Birmingham will host tree lighting ceremonies Tuesday.

The city of Vestavia Hills will host its ceremony at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

The city of Trussville will host its ceremony 6:30 p.m. at The Mall.

The city of Hoover will host its ceremony at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

City leaders in Hoover say they have had to make some changes because of the pandemic. They are asking you to wear your mask. Municipal Lane will be closed, so there will be a lot of room for you to spread out and practice social distancing. Santa will also be there this year, but he’s going to stay on the fire truck during the lighting ceremony and talk to visitors from there.

Leaders also had to change some of the other entertainment.

“We did have to modify the program quite a bit since there’s no children’s choirs or bands performing this time. We do have 4 individual performers that will be amazing. Can’t wait to hear them,” said Erin Colbaugh, events manager for the City of Hoover.

Families will be able to take a socially-distant picture with Santa at the Hoover Library Theatre. Staff also put together holiday crafts for children to take home.

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