Christmas in Birmingham
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For decades, the Christmas season in Birmingham was not complete without the sights and sounds of the retail district. During the season, the Magic City made magic with elaborate light displays and the Living Christmas Tree in Woodrow Wilson Park. Many remember the battling Santas of Loveman's and Pizitz, each vying for the hearts of the community. The elaborate Enchanted Forest dazzled shoppers on the sixth floor at Pizitz. In the 1940s, more than 200,000 people lined the streets each year to make merry for the Christmas Carnival parade. Author and local historian Tim Hollis celebrates the happy history of Birmingham's holiday season, reviving the traditions and festivities, the food and shopping of days gone by.
The History Press
: 9781626197022
: The History Press
: 11/16/2015
: Alabama
: 93 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Tim Hollis has been a pop culture historian nearly all his life. He owns a museum of toys, advertising, holiday memorabilia and other baby-boomer relics that he makes available to visitors and researchers by appointment. Having lived in Birmingham his entire life, he supplies the nostalgic materials for the popular website, through which he may also be contacted.
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