Birmingham. Whether you’re a visitor drafting travel plans, returning home during the season to see friends and family or are a local looking for something to do, you’ll be delighted to see there is so much going on here at the end of the year. Read on for some of our favorite ways to kick off the New Year around Birmingham.
Birmingham Maestros Ball
Enjoy some of Alabama’s finest musical talent and give back to the community during the annual Maestro’s Ball! This is a great event for those travellers who want to dress up and relax to fine music, or just as a comfortable addition to any New Year’s Eve itineraries, groups and couples alike. All proceeds help the Alabama Symphony Orchestra continue to operate and endure in its community outreach and education programs.
Food and Drink around Birmingham
For such a quiet town, Birmingham has become an unlikely yet talented dark horse in the nation’s gastronomical scene. The rich traditions of Alabama and the South combine with a burgeoning cosmopolitan face- visitors can find French, Nepali, Hawaiian and Cajun food along local staples such as Birmingham-style barbecue, banana pudding, fried green tomatoes, pecan pie, fried okra, peach cobbler and of course- biscuits with chocolate gravy. Whether as a delicious addition to your travel itinerary leading up to the New Years, or as recovery after a long night of partying, Birmingham has so much to offer. Some of our favorite spots around Birmingham range from fine dining to group options to relaxed, family friendly venues. These include Jinsei, The Alabama Biscuit Company, Pastry Arts, Red Cat, The Satellite, Highlands Bar & Grill, Bettola, Blueprint on 3rd and the plethora of delectable eats at Pizitz Food Hall. If you’re between New Year’s destinations, make Birmingham your choice for its endless, down-to-earth eateries.
Downtown New Years Eve
Birmingham kicks off the start of a new year in downtown with unparalleled flair! Choose between annual events and one-of-a-kind parties as the city dances, drinks and sings into January. These include exclusive themed parties, from black-tie affairs to electric circuses and Great Gatsby-esque flapper festivities, to Bar Crawls and group events all over the city. For costume lovers or those who want to dress up for the New Year, look to the ALL BLACK ATTIRE, New Year’s Eve Bubbles or the Onesie Bar Crawls! Bring the whole party to Downtown and enjoy New Year’s Eve in one of Birmingham’s liveliest nights ( and mornings ) of the year!
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