The Bluff Park community really knows how to celebrate the holidays! We have put together our annual Christmas Roundup of events and church happenings. If you are looking for a spirited parade, we’ve got it.Are you looking for the best decorated house in the neighborhood or looking for a local church to visit this Christmas? Any of our Bluff Park churches are happy to have you spend Christmas with them.
Bluff Park Christmas Parade
Date: December 7
Where: leaving from Shades Cliff Park and traveling across Cloudland to Lester to Clearview and back to Hawksbury, ending at Shades Cliff Park. See all the decorated floats, cars, and festive walking groups. The secret judges will judge floats in three new categories this year: Tackiest Float, Most Musical, and Most Christmas Spirit!
Annual Boy Scout Troop 21 Christmas Tree Sale
Dates: Sale starts November 29
Times: Mondays-Fridays 4:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Parking lot of Bluff Park Methodist Church
Deck The Bluff Christmas Lights Contest
Date: Dec. 9th-Dec. 25th
Organizer: Lauren Allums Wade.
There is a $5 entry to help cover the cost of signs. Each house that enters will get a sign with a number for folks to text to vote.
Here’s how it works:
– Fill out the form below
– Venmo or Paypal $5 to @lauren-wade-13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(This fee is to help cover our sign/voting cost)
– Have your house decorated beginning Dec. 9th-Dec. 25th
– Voting will begin Dec. 9th and end Dec. 25th. We’ll announce a winner Dec. 26th!
This is a FRIENDLY competition. The main purpose is to encourage everyone in the neighborhood to dress their houses in their Christmas best. If you’d like to enter, fill out the form below. Payment goes to @lauren-wade-13 on venmo.
Bluff Park Churches
Birmingham Community Church
2269 Chapel Road
Christmas Eve service
Date: December 24
Join BCC Christmas Eve for songs and readings to meditate on the arrival of the King. Service is 45 min.
Church On The Bluff
2211 McGwire Drive
12th Annual Lights on the Bluff
Date: Saturday, December 14
Join Church on the Bluff for Lights on the Bluff, the best fun-filled family event of the season. There will be a live nativity with interactive caroling at 5:00pm. Then take a hayride tour of some of the best lights of Bluff Park. Enjoy a hot dog cooked over an open fire at the old-fashioned weenie and marshmallow roast, or warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and wassail. Kids will love the “Make and Take” Christmas ornaments. There is no cost, so bring family and friends for a wonderful Christmas experience.
Shades Mountain Community Church
2281 Tyler Road
Christmas Eve Service
Date: December 24
All are invited to attend this hour long service, which features musical worship, a Christmas message from Pastor Rick Goertzen, and a candlelight worship time.
429 Cloudland Drive
St. Nicholas’ Workshop
Date: Saturday December 7
Time: 1:00 pm
This is a time of storytelling, music, crafts, and cookies around the story of St. Nicholas.
Register: Call Rev. Marge at 870-688-3773 or email at email@example.com to register your child. This is free to church members and our BP neighbors, but there are currently only ten spaces open.
Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols
Date: Sunday December 8,
This is an Advent celebration which takes us through the biblical signs and prophecies leading up to the birth of Jesus. Lessons alternate with traditional carols and anthems. There is a reception to follow. All are welcome.
*Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Date: Sunday December 15,
This is a service in which the Christmas narrative is acted out by the children in the parish. All are welcome
Christmas Eve services
Date: Tuesday, December 24
Times: 4:00pm service will include Holy Eucharist, and geared toward all ages.
9:00pm service is traditional “Midnight Mass” only earlier. There will be lots of music, candlelight, and celebration. All are welcome.
Bluff Park Community Church
Meets at Birmingham Community Church 2269 Chapel Road
Carols by Candlelight
Date: December 15
Join Bluff Park Community Church for a special evening of worship through the singing of Christ-centered Christmas Carols. join in and celebrate Christ as Immanuel, God with us!
Bluff Park Methodist Church
733 Valley Street
Shades Crest Baptist Church
452 Park Avenue