The annual Pepper Place Holiday Open House is here in collaboration with the City of Birmingham’s Eat in the Streets event series. Join us as the Entertainment District is be transformed into a winter wonderland under 29th Street’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.

To get in the festive spirit, Hot & Hot Fish Club will be serving Gumbo and wine/beer for $10. Their sister restaurant, OvenBird, will be offering Hot Chocolate with Christmas cookies for $9.

Here’s more of what you can expect this weekend:

Friday, December 4 // 5-9pm:

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

Saturday, December 5 // 3-9pm

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 Dollars on 29th Street South from 5-9 p.m.

Socially Distant

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.


It’s been a privilege to partner with the City of Birmingham to offer you this socially distant dining experience. We can’t wait to see you this weekend to celebrate the holiday season.

“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.