Pepper Place Holiday Open House and Eat in the Streets this weekend!


Holiday Open House

Sloss Real Estate is hosting its annual holiday open house at Pepper Place in collaboration with the City of Birmingham’s Eat in the Streets event series.

Pepper Place Holiday Open House

The entertainment district will be transformed into a winter wonderland under 29th Street South’s newly installed string lights this weekend. The two-day outdoor event will take place on Friday, December 4 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 from 3-9 p.m.

“Though it will look a little different than in years past, our holiday open house is a community tradition we are excited to continue this season,” said Sloss Real Estate Chief Operating Officer Tom Walker. “The recent addition of string lights across 29th Street South create an outdoor room we’re excited to take advantage of, allowing Birmingham locals to support small businesses. Our partnership with the City of Birmingham to host Eat in the Streets has allowed us to create safe ways for the community to connect in Pepper Place.”

Movies, dinner and so much more!

On Friday evening, locals can enjoy an exclusive screening of the Magic City Nutcracker on 29th Street at 5 p.m., an outdoor 7 p.m. showing of “A Christmas Story,” dinner from Pepper Place restaurants and holiday music. The 2020 production of Magic City Nutcracker moved from the stage to a digital production by filming its performance in iconic locations around Birmingham.

Makers Market and Selfies with Santa

Saturday, December 5 will be the official Pepper Place Holiday Open House. The District is hosting a Makers Market featuring local artisans, like Ornaments 4 Orphans, Chocolatá and Infinite Soaps, from 3-9 p.m. in the Dr. Pepper parking lot. The community will also have the opportunity to take selfies with Santa from 3-7 p.m. and listen to live holiday music from the Trombone Shakers on 29th Street South from 5-9 p.m.

To ensure the safety of the collective during the event, locals must abide by social distance guidelines, including maintaining a distance of six feet and wearing a face covering.

Eat in the Streets

holiday open house

Throughout the pandemic, Pepper Place has created opportunities for the community to safely gather for outdoor events, including partnering with the City of Birmingham to host Eat in the Streets. This will be the third installment of Eat in the Streets in Pepper Place.

“Eat in the Streets has been a fantastic way to support our local restaurants as well as allow residents to enjoy the incredible meals they’ve come to love. Now that the holidays are upon us, it’s even more important to embrace the fellowship that the season brings, while also adhering to social distancing and facial covering guidelines. Eat in the Streets allows us to do both,’’ said Mayor Randall L. Woodfin.

To enhance streetscape and attract locals to open-air events like this, Pepper Place and the City of Birmingham recently passed an ordinance allowing string lights to be installed over public right-of-ways in the Magic City’s entertainment districts, including Pepper Place. Both groups hope this addition will create more opportunities for events while increasing safety and boosting economic activity at the same time.

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