The city of Vestavia Hills and the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce will help usher in the holiday season by presenting the third annual Holiday in the Hills Festival starting next month.
Several events will take place in November and December celebrating the holiday season as a community and encouraging shoppers to support local businesses, Chamber officials said.
The Chamber will host two kickoff parties for the 2013 Holiday in the Hills festivities. The first will be on Nov. 14 in the Dogwood Room of the Vestavia Hills Civic Center, and the second will be on Nov. 21 at the New Merkle House in Cahaba Heights. Both events will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The first 100 people to arrive at each party will receive an insulated shopping bag filled with coupons, special event flyers and promotions from participating merchants.
Those attending the kickoff parties can also pick up prize passports, booklets that shoppers take to participating merchants during the Holiday in the Hills Festival to have them stamped. When shoppers get stamps from three different business districts on their passport, they turn it in to the Chamber office for a chance to win an iPad and other prizes at the drawing that will be held at the Dec. 7 Breakfast with Santa event.
Shoppers can look for door decorations at individual businesses to see if those merchants are participating in the Holiday in the Hills event.
Participating merchants include A Little Something, AAA Alabama, AC Financial Partners, Alfano Computer Solutions, Alliance Publishing Group, Annabelle’s/Vestavia Hills Apothecary, ARC Realty, Artists Incorporated, Best Nails, Birmingham School of Music, The Blue Willow, The Bridge, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Cahaba Fitness, Cameras Brookwood, Chickadee, Collage Designer Consignment, Contri Bros. Gift Basket, Cross Construction, Fancy Goods Variety, First Partners Bank, Focus MD, Birmingham, Golden Living-Riverchase, The Heavenly Donut Company, Hilton Garden Inn-Liberty Park, Houliang Massage, In the Zone Publications, Interiors and Antiques Market, Jewels by Rose, the Jimmie Hale Mission, Kidz Closet, Klingler’s European Bakery & Café , Mary Kay Cosmetics-Susie Serio, Mia Moda, MiBella Wellness Center, Milestones Behavior Consulting, Monograms Plus, the New York Butcher Shoppe, Newk’s Eatery-Vestavia Hills, Old Oak Advisors, Primrose School at Liberty Park, Promotional Creations, RealtySouth-Liz Phillips Guest, Renasant Bank Mortgage Lending, Sarver Orthodontics, Seniors Helping Seniors, Siham’s Grill and Sweets, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Co., State Farm Insurance-John Henley Agency, Subway-Liberty Park, Tucker Family Dentistry, Tutoring Club, Two Men and a Truck, Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation, Webster Electric and The Wine Cellar.
For more information, visit www.vestaviahills.org or call 823-5011.