The first weekend in December tends to be a little hectic around my house. It means climbing into the attic and dragging plastic tubs of interior and exterior holiday décor down the rickety …
The first weekend in December tends to be a little hectic around my house. It means climbing into the attic and dragging plastic tubs of interior and exterior holiday décor down the rickety wood folding ladder. Next, the exterior light hanging, yard inflatable placement and scrambling to locate all the extension cords (all while keeping an eye on the neighbors displays to see if I need more lights). Lastly there is the explosion of glitter that covers the living room while I set up the Christmas village and my family hangs ornaments on the tree.
While many of us will be focused on displaying our holiday cheer at home, don't miss the full slate of events happening this weekend. Listen to a bedtime story with Santa, pack food boxes or pick up more holiday décor at Emmy's Thrift Shop. Wherever the weekend takes you, remember to slow down and make memories with the ones you love.
Bedtime Stories with Santa
What: Put on your snuggly Christmas jammies and head to the Bay Minette Public Library for a visit from Santa and a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." This is a great opportunity to bring a camera and take pictures with Santa.
When: Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Prodisee Pantry's Christmas Feast Boxing Day
What: Volunteers will join together to fill 1,500 Christmas Feast boxes that will be given to families in the community. All ages and abilities are welcome (under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult). Work will take place outside if weather allows so dress accordingly and closed-toe shoes are required. Rain or shine.
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, sign-in begins at 8:45 a.m., work begins at 9 a.m.
Emmy's Annual Christmas Sale
What: Are you looking for some Christmas decoration but want a deal? Emmy's Thrift Shop in Fairhope will host their 15th Annual Christmas Parking Lot Sale this weekend. They have been saving Christmas items all year long. Last year the sale sold out so don't wait or you will miss out.
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Emmy's Thrift Shop, 564 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope
Movie on The Bluffs
What: Catch a free movie after the sun sets on Mobile Bay. The annual December Movie on The Bluff is sure to get you into the holiday spirit with the showing of "Elf." Hot cocoa, cookies and popcorn will be provided. Donations are not required but any amount received will go to benefit Fairhope Schools. Don't forget your chairs and blankets.
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Henry George Bluff Park, 161 N. Section St., Fairhope
Price: Free to attend
ESCS Christmas Concert
What: The Eastern Shore Choral Society presents their annual Christmas concert with two opportunities for residents to attend. The concert will feature the Alabama premiere of "Illuminare" by Elaine Hagenberg and arrangements of favorite Christmas songs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit escs.org.
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.
Where: Sunday at First Baptist Church in Fairhope and Monday at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church
Price: Tickets are $15