In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Christmas Activities in Huntsville and North Alabama

With shopping, wrapping presents, organizing parties and everything else that goes on during the holidays, you can miss all the fun stuff!! That a big Ho, Ho, OH NO!!! But, don't worry here's a list of all the things you really want to do this holiday season, organized so you won't miss a thing! Gather the gang and make magical Christmas memories!!

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor.

Date: November 23 thru December 31, open from dusk to midnight daily
No admission charged

Location:
Big Spring Park
200 Church Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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9th Annual Tree Lighting, Games, Crafts and Santa's Visit at Providence

Games, activities and pictures with Santa free with a new unwrapped toy for Toys-for-Tots. Our Village of Providence businesses will have crafts and game tents set up for your enjoyment.

Event starts at 4:00 p.m. Santa arrives at 4:00 p.m. Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.

Help bring Christmas to local children in need. Drop a new unwrapped toy off at any participating Village of Providence business before Wednesday, December 7th. Or bring a toy with you when you come to see Santa. If you bring a toy to the event you can receive a discount coupon good at participating Village businesses.

No outside food or drink at this event. Please visit one of our local restaurants for all your food and beverage needs.

Date: November 23, 4-7pm
No admission charge

Location:
The Village of Providence
7 Town Center Dr
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Santa's Village - NEW LOCATION

From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas “Eve Eve” (December 23rd), the Historic Huntsville Depot in downtown Huntsville will transform into a winter wonderland where families can:

Visit with Santa Claus (and get a free photo opportunity!)
See live reindeer
Decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen (she also reads stories)
Run through an “ice maze”
Watch local groups’ Christmas-themed performances
Make your own ornament
See “snow” falling every 20mins.

Date: November 23 thru December 23, 5-9pm daily
Tickets: $7/Person Kids under 2 are free
Purchase at the door or in advance at earlyworks.com

Location:
The Historic Depot and Roundhouse
320 Church St
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Santa at Bridgestreet

Santa is back at Bridge Street Town Centre! Visit our website for a full list of days and times.

Date: November 16 thru December 24th various dates and times. Visit Website for details.

Location:
Bridge Street Town Center
365 The Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL 35806

 

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Santa Land Opening Night

Join Santa, Mrs, Claus, The Grinch, Frosty and Rudolph as we kick off Santa Land’s 2018 Season! Join us at 6:00pm for Lights, Holiday Music, Photos with Santa and Cookie Decorating and be sure to see Comet the singing reindeer New for 2018! Something for young and old alike as Santa Welcomes you into his Castle with over 100 decorated trees inside and thousands of lights outside!

The first 50 people Friday night recieved a special gift to take home! Come make us apart of your Christmas Holiday!
***** Be sure to invite your friends and ask them to invite their friends and share our event for your chance at a $100.00 Walmart Gift Card!

Date: November 16, 6pm thru Christmas Eve (end date varies each year, check back)
Adults- $10.00 Kids- $5.00 ( includes a craft ornament to take home for the Tree)2 and Under FREE
Photos with Santa start at $10.99

Location:
Santa Land
9835 Hwy 72
Rogersville, AL 35652

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Skating in the Park

Join us for the opening day of Skating in the Park, Nov 16th. We’ll have goodies and more! Be some of the first people to skate on the ice this season!

Date: November 16 thru January 6

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Thursday: 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 8 p.m.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS TBD

ADMISSION & RENTAL
$15 Ages ten and up
$10 Ages nine and under
$13 Groups of 10 or more
$5 Scooter rental
$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES

Location:
Huntsville Museum of Art

300 Church St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Santa Paws

Bring in your pets for a very special photo with St. Nick! Pictures with Santa and pets are from 6-9pm on the lower level in center court at the Hyde Homes Santa set. We can’t wait to see all the priceless pet photos with families.

Date: November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 6-9pm
$24.99-$49.99

Location:
Parkway Place Mall
2801 Memorial Pky SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Galaxy of Lights

See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart.

Driving Nights -November 23 – December 31*
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (last admission)
*Closed on Thanksgiving and on November 26 and 27 for 5k Run and 3k Holiday Dash 

Walking Nights -November 9 – 12 & November 15 – 20
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (last admission)
Dog Walking Nights November 12 & 19

Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people)
Many nights are discounted to $20.
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Suppers with Santa

The EarlyWorks Society is again hosting our annual Suppers with Santa event. Each year the Society transforms the Grand Hall of the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum into a winter wonderland where children and their families can dine and be visited at their table by Santa. For a fun-filled evening, choose one of four nights from November 26th-29th. In addition to a delicious family friendly meal, there will be live entertainment and many photo opportunities. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to capture their children’s magic moments.

Date: November 26 thru 29
Tickets are $15/person; children under 1 year of age are free (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)

Location:
EarlyWorks Children’s Museum
404 Madison Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Peace on Earth: A Holiday Spectacular featuring Wynonna

Peace on Earth returns! The 2018 Holiday Spectacular features Special Guest: Wynonna! UAH music faculty and students, HCC Youth Chorale, and Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will offer seasonal favorites to kick off your holiday season. Then, our gift to you: Wynonna!

“Since 2013, our mission with ‘Peace on Earth’ has been to deliver a traditional holiday program…with a twist! From Broadway star Ivan Rutherford to American Idol’s gospel sensation Ruben Studdard, each year our guest artists help us reinvent the show, making it a uniquely different experience for the audience and performers alike,” says Dr. Dave Ragsdale, chair of UAH’s Department of Music. “With Wynonna as our guest, this year will be an amazing night for the entire Huntsville community!”

Date: November 30, 7:30-9:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$40, $25, $15

Location:
Von Braun Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
700 Monroe Street SW Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Bank Street Players Presents: Humbug! A Christmas Carol

Come join us for the world premiere of this new musical, based up Charles Dickens classic tale, “A Christmas Carol”. The familiar story of the Scrooge, forced the Spirits of Christmas to face the failures in his life, and thereby redeem himself by embracing the true spirit of Christmas. Retold in song and dance, this show promises to be come a seasonal fixture. But it will only have one world premiere, and you won’t want to miss it! Directed by Carol Puckett.

Date: November 30th thru December 2
All tickets are $10

Location:
Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
112 2nd Ave NE
Decatur, AL 35601

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Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas

We are decking the halls, the walls and the stalls! Burritt on the Mountain invites everyone to Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas November 30st and December 1st from 5-9 p.m. The kids will love to see Kris Kringle in the Burritt Mansion from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. He has to get the reindeer to bed early as he has a busy month coming up!

The star-lit mountain will be mirrored by more than 600 candles, adding to the nostalgic feel of the holidays. Music will be heard throughout the mansion and the park; cider, cookies and tasty figgy pudding will keep us warm. Children will enjoy stringing cranberries and popcorn, making paper punch ornaments, creating handmade cards and icing cookies. Many who have come to Candlelight Christmas have felt there was no better way to start the holiday season in a festive non-commercial setting.

Date: November 30 and December 1, 5pm
Tickets: 
Adults – $12
Children & Students – $8
Seniors(60+) & Military – $10
Children 2 and under – FREE
and $2 admission for members.

Location:
Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Dr SE
Huntsville, AL 35801

 

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Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater/A Christmas Carol

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with a fresh interpretation of the Dickens’ classic! Audiences of all ages are invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all-redemption through the power of love.Book adaptation by Elaine L. Hubbard

Date: November 30 thru December 9, various times
TICKET PRICES:$15 – $20
Location:

Von Braun Center
The Playhouse, 700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

 

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North Star Limited Train Ride with Santa

Guests riding the North Star Limited experience a Christmas VIP experience! The North Star Limited is a night-time ride along the rails, featuring snacks and special treats for all our guests. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, which is unique to this ride. Each child and their families will have a one-on-one visit with Santa, where he or she can give Santa their Christmas wish-list. Santa will also have presents for the good boys and girls! If you’ve missed this ride in years past, don’t delay and purchase your tickets early!

Date: November 30 thru December 8, various times
Ticket Prices: $35 per person (all passengers require a ticket, regardless of age). 45 minute excursion.

Location:
North Alabama Railroad Museum
694 Chase Rd NE
Huntsville, AL 35811

Holiday Lane at Sharon Johnston Park

Drive through Holiday Lane and enjoy the Christmas Village in lights and decorated trees and cards sponsored by businesses and families. Free to the Public!

Date: Friday, Saturday and Sundays, November 30 thru December 30, 6-8pm daily
No admission charge

Location:
Sharon Johnston Park
783 Coleman Road
New Market, AL 35761
Gate 3

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Yule Y’all: Christmas Market and Spirit Sampling

Show your spirit early this year at ‘Yule Y’all’, a Euro-Style Christmas Market with a southern twist and twinkle. Inside, keep your eyes peeled for specials from participating Lowe Mill A&E studios…Outside discover the work of hand picked makers from across the south on the east lawn who will peddle their unique crafts and wares from 2pm – 10pm. You’ll be sure to find that one of a kind gift or stocking stuffer during our only, extended hours, holiday shopping day of the year. Regional distillers will be on site to sample their crafted spirits in limited quantities.

Live music, holiday themed entertainment and overall cheer will be sprinkled high and low from floor to floor, culminating under our iconic water tower for a lighting ceremony like no other. Raffle drawings on the hour.  Krampus will be there and available for pictures and if you’ve been good this year you may survive them. You can also bring leashed pets for their own session in our festive pet photo booth. Photo sessions $5.00.

Date: December 1st, 2-10pm
$5.00 Parking Fee

Location:
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35805

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Pet Photos with Santa

Bridge Street Town Centre and A New Leash on Life are inviting you to get a photo of you and/or your pet with Santa for a donation. Please bring a your own camera for photos. All proceeds will go to A New Leash on Life.

Date: December 1, 2-4pm

Location:
Bridge Street Town Center
365 The Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Athens North Pole Stroll

Big Spring Memorial Park becomes the backdrop for beautifully and whimsically decorated Christmas trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses, churches, agencies, and families.

Come stroll the lane and enjoy the glistening lights or pause and peer at the ornaments that tell a story. Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful’s wonderful “Tired Family” will return amidst a new setting for this year’s event too. Santa may even make an appearance!

Date: open daily December 1 thru 28
No admission charge

Location:
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park
100 Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35613

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Christmas Village at Sharon Johnston Park

Take photos with Santa, decorate cookies, make a tree ornament, and more at Christmas Village at Sharon Johnston Park.

Date: December 1, 8 and 15, 2-6pm
No admission charge

Location:
Sharon Johnston Park
783 Coleman Road
New Market, AL 35761

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Menorah Lighting at Bridge Street!

Come celebrate the start of Hanukkah with the annual lighting of the Menorah by Rabbi Moshe Cohen, presented by Chabad of Huntsville. A fun evening filled with music, food and good friends. Across from the Apple store.

Date: December 2, 3:30-5pm
No admission charge

Location:
Bridge Street Town Center
365 The Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL 35806

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A Plantation Christmas

Antebellum Belle Mont Plantation transforms into the scene of a lively holiday party, with traditional greenery decking the halls of the mansion and period music wafting through the spacious rooms. Vintage ballroom dancers twirl as hundreds of guests enjoy refreshments and a Christmas event reflective of the opulence and hospitality of the “Old South.”

Date: December 2, 1-5pm
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children. Tickets are available at the door.

Location:
Belle Mont Mansion
1569 Cook Lane
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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Enchanged Forest of Decatur

Enchanted Forest of Decatur will be a display of live cut Christmas trees, sponsored and decorated by individuals, groups or businesses. Every tree will be uniquely decorated and solar lights will give that extra sparkle for an unforgettable Christmas light display. This community-sponsored forest will receive visitors from the day of the Decatur Christmas Parade, Monday, December 3, 2018, through New Year’s Day 2019. Visitors will be able to stroll along the pathways and enjoy the trees decorated by groups from Decatur and the surrounding area.

Date: December 3rd thru January 1
No admisson charge

Location:
Founder’s Park
905 Canal Street NE
Decatur, AL 35601

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Decatur Christmas Parade

At this year’s Christmas parade, we’re going to be rockin’ around the Christmas tree! So grab your guitars, drums, sunglasses and big hair and sign up to be a part of the fun today!

The parade route will begin at 2nd Ave. & Gordon Dr. and end at the Old State Bank.

Date: December 3, 6-8pm
No admission charge

Location:
Downtown Decatur
719 6th Avenue, SE
Decatur, AL 35602

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Mix 96.9 Von Braun Center Huntsville Christmas Parade

Make plans to join us for The Mix 96.9 Von Braun Center Huntsville Christmas Parade on Tuesday December 4, 2018.

Date; December 4, 6pm
No admission charge

Location:
Downtown Huntsville
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Huntsville Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker w/ Hsv. Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville Ballet Company along with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra performs The Nutcracker annually at the Von Braun Mark C. Smith Concert Hall.Set in the 1850’s in Huntsville, Alabama, our production of The Nutcracker has a traditional feel thanks to the Huntsville history sets and elaborate antebellum-style costumes

Date: December 7, 8 and 9, various times
Tickets · $34 – $41

Location:
Von Braun Mark C. Smith Music Hall
700 Monroe Street SW Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Dickens of a Christmas

Snow will be falling on the 34th annual street festival Dickens of a Christmas, a recreation of the Charles Dickens era using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop. Some 200 musicians, dancers, and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit with his parents from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.

Dates: December 8 and 9th, 10-4pm
No admission fee

Location:
Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn.
100 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064

43rd Annual Parade of Lights

Joe Wheeler State Park Parade of Lights. Boat Parade Starts at 6PM. The event is held annually on the second Saturday of December.

Date: December 8, 6pm
No Admisson Charge

Location:
Joe Wheeler State Park-Alabama
4403 McLean Dr
Rogersville, AL 35652

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Jingle Bell Square

Join us for Jingle Bell Square in Downtown Scottsboro! The activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with our arts & crafts vendor fair. We will also have kid’s activities and food vendors! We will continue the fun with the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run at 4:00 p.m. and the Christmas Parade at 5:00 p.m.!

Enjoy the sights of the Jingle Bell Trail of Christmas trees and have your picture made with Santa! You can also ride in a horse and buggy around the square.

Date: December 8, 9am-8pm
No charge for admission

Location:
Downtown Scottsboro
E Laurel St
Scottsboro, AL 35768

 

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Historic Decatur Christmas Tour

Come visit Historic Decatur (Albany & Old Decatur) Alabama for our annual Christmas Tour on Saturday, December 8th from 3-8pm We have a fantastic assortment of homes on the tour as well as multiple neighborhood churches. Stroll the sidewalks to enjoy the more than 200 Historical homes in the heart of North Alabama.

Date: December 8, 3-8pm
Tickets are $25.00 each

Location:
Downtown Decatur
719 6th Avenue, SE
Decatur, AL 35602

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Cosmic Carols and Cocoa

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is offering a magical start to the holiday season with Cosmic Carols and Cocoa Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests can grab a cup of hot cocoa, decorate out-of-this-world cookies, create festive holiday crafts and enjoy Dr. Osborne’s magic show.

Date: December 9, 1-4pm
Tickets: Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Children ages four and under get in free.

Location:
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center
1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805

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Rocket City Christmas with Shawn Klush & Cody Ray Slaughter

Christmas time’s a coming! And, so is some of THE MOST memorable music of the season. Get tickets and make plans to see not ONE but TWO world-class performers who are recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as their Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists: Shawn Klush (2007) and Cody Ray Slaughter (2011) in, “Christmas, Gospel & Rock N Roll” – Christmas In Dixie style!!!

Date: December 13, 6:30-8:30pm

TICKET PRICES:

$70, $60 & $50

Location:
Von Braun Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
700 Monroe Street SW Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Christmas Time with The Beasley Brothers

Join The Beasley Brothers and Special Guest for a rockin family friendly Christmas Show! Tickets Available at: Princesstheatre.org

Date: December 13, 7-10pm

Location:
Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
112 2nd Ave NE
Decatur, AL 35601

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Living Christmas Tree

Welcome to the Living Christmas Tree! In 1818, a very special carol was introduced to a small church in Austria, and in the 200 years since, it has surely become one of the most beloved carols of the Christmas season. The carol celebrating its 200th anniversary is “Silent Night, Holy Night.” Our theme phrase for the 2018 Living Christmas Tree, “with the angels let us sing,” is taken from this classic carol. Throughout this season, we hope you will join us as we join the angels in singing…alleluia to our King.”

Date: December 13 thru 16th
Tickets available starting November 26th.
Tickets are free but you MUST reserve them.

Location:
First Baptist Church
600 Governors Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

 

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Breakfast with Santa

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at The Stricklin Hotel! A buffet breakfast will be catered by Big Bad Breakfast along with Christmas crafts, movies, and a visit from Santa himself! Get a free photo with Santa if you bring an unopened toy ($10 dontation without toy). Toys and donations will be given to God’s Garage Ministries.

Date: December 15th and 22nd, 9am
Tickets are $20 per person. Purchase tickets at The Stricklin Hotel. Ticket sales end one week in advance of event. Children under the age of 1 are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds. Ticket sales are cash only.

 

Location:
The Stricklin Hotel
317 North Court Street
Florence, AL 35630

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Christkindlmarket Huntsville 2018

Hear, see, smell and taste a Bavarian Christmas with a live German band, handcrafted Christmas gifts, a magical visit from Santa Claus, German street food including gluhwein (traditional mulled wine), local brews and beloved Christmas sweets and treats. Prost! Also enjoy a special performance by LMP Lyrique Music Productions Take a trip down memory lane or create some new ones as more than 50 craft vendors from the Southeast region bring your Christmas dreams to life.

Date: December 15, 4:30-9:30pm
Admission is free, donations benefit Kids to Love

Location:
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center
1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805

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Nutcracker - Presented by The Whole Backstage

We are thrilled to partner with Sonny Lewis to bring the Huntsville Ballet Company’s “Nutcracker” to The Whole Backstage Theatre this holiday season!

Dates: December 15 at 2PM and 7PM and December 16 at 2PM.
General Admission Tickets are $25.
Senior/Student tickets are $20.

Location:
The Whole Backstage Theatre
1120 Rayburn Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

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A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live on Stage

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy!

Date: December 18, 7-9pm
TICKET PRICES:
$57, $46 & $32

Location:
Von Braun Mark C. Smith Music Hall
700 Monroe Street SW Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Michelle Malone and The Hot Toddies Holiday Show

Malone’s Christmas trio plays their own cool, fun renditions of your favorite classic holiday songs like Blue Christmas, I’ll be Home For Christmas, Jingle Bells and more. With Doug Kees on guitar, and Robby Handley on upright bass, you’ll be swaying and Singing along to all your favorite holiday tunes! PLUS it’s their CD RELEASE show, so they’ll have their new CD, Toddie Time, available at the show.

If you like classic holiday tunes by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Elvis, and Brenda Lee like Let It Snow, White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, you will LOVE Michelle Malone and The Hot Toddies! Watch video and read more at https://michellemalone.com/the-hot-toddies

Date: December 20, 5:30-8:30pm
Tickets: $15-$125

Location:
Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
112 2nd Ave NE
Decatur, AL 35601

Christmas Pajama Run

Come out to get into the holiday spirit by wearing your Christmas PJs with snacks and giveaways to follow!3 mile run, so bring the whole family. Make sure to pair your reflective gear with your PJs! Distance: 3 Miles

Date: December 20, 6pm
Fee: Free! Encourage all of your friends and family members to join you!

Location: The run will start and end at Fleet Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
2722 Carl T Jones Suite 2B
Huntsville, AL 35802

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Ugly Sweater Brunch

Come wearing your Ugly Christmas Sweater and get 15% off your meal. The Uglier the better.

Date: December 24, 10-2pm

Location:
Fire & Spice Tex-Mex
11220 South Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35803

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Under the Christmas Tree with Randolph

Under The Christmas Tree is Randolph’s biggest special event annual fundraiser. Held in November in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center, the three day market attracts approximately 10,000 shoppers from throughout the region and contributes more than $100,000 to Randolph’s Financial Aid program. Its success is due to a hard-working group of parents, past parents, alumni, and grandparents.

Date: Friday, November 3, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 5, 12 noon – 5 p.m
Daily Admission
$8 Daily
$5 Seniors (60 +)
Children under 18 free

Location:
Von Braun Center South Hall
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Elf: The Musical Jr.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Date: November 9, 10 and 11th
Tickets: $7 thru $15

Location:
Shoals Community Theatre

123 N Seminary St
Florence, AL 35630

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26th Annual Host of Christmas Past

The Host of Christmas Past is a Christmas themed street festival held the 2nd full weekend of November in downtown Fayetteville, TN.

Festivities include shopping, great food, live music, carriage rides, crafts, kid’s village, cemetery stroll, and much more!

Date: November 9, 10 and 11
No admission charge

Location:
Downtown Fayettevile
215 College Street E
Fayetteville, TN 37334

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Holiday Folk School Workshops!

Get ready for the Holiday season with these fun workshops! Make a handmade gift for someone or create something fun to decorate your house for the season!

Date: November 10, 9-4pom
Tickets $10-$100 according to project

Location:
Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Dr SE
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Christmas Craft Show in Fayetteville, TN

Craft Show with approx. 150 vendors. In conjunction with Host of Christmas Past which is downtown Fayetteville, Tn. Free parking at high school, free admission to show. Ride trolley to downtown. Food Vendors available.

Date: November 10, 8-9pm
November 11, 8-4pm
No Admission charge

Location:
Lincoln County High School
1233 Huntsville, Hwy
Fayetteville, TN 37334

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PJ Party with Santa

​It’s time to welcome Santa to the Tennessee Valley! Keep the kids in their Christmas PJ’s, and head to Parkway Place for a morning of fun holiday activities! |

Kids can enjoy milk and fresh chocolate chip cookies from Purity Dairy and Great American Cookies at Parkway Place Mall! There will be caroling, face painting with Hyde Homes, a Christmas Magic Show with Dr. Osborn, and letters to Santa with Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.

The first 300 children will receive a personalized ornament from the Ornament Workshop!

Date: November 10, 9-10am
No Admission charge

Location:
Parkway Place Mall
2801 Memorial Pky SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Bike the Lights

The course winds through the 1.8-mile paved Galaxy of Lights trail. Our sponsor, Bicycle Cove, will lead everyone around the course for the first loop. After that, you’re welcome to ride the trail as many times as you like (final loop must be started before 7:30 p.m.). Everyone must be off the course by 7:45 p.m.

The Silvery Moon Band, Huntsville’s premiere big band, swing and jazz band/orchestra, will play during the event!

Domino’s pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for participants.

Date: November 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Adults: $20; Kids 12 and Under: $15

Location:
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805

Lights Up! Bridgestreet Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Lights Up, featuring live music, fireworks and Santa!

Date: November 16, 6pm
No admission charge

Bridge Street Town Center
365 The Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Athens Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House is 3-days of shopping, family-friendly activities and more filled with the spirit of Christmas in the beautifully historic downtown Athens’ Square. This event is sponsored by the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce and Athens Main Street.

Date: November 16, 4-8pm
November 17, 11-8pm
November 18, 1-4pm
No charge for admission

Location:
Downtown Athens on the Square
200 West Hobbs Street
Athens, AL 35611

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The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything. But there’s a problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) is festive, funny, physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.

Date: November 9 thru 17, various times

TICKET INFO:
Adult: $20

Student: $18
Senior (65+): $18
Active Military: $18

Location:
Von Braun Center
The Playhouse, 700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

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2018 Gingerbread Marketplace

The Gingerbread Marketplace is a huge holiday shopping experience for those looking for UNIQUE gift items just in time for Christmas! It will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 9-4:30 at The Alabama A&M Agribition Center! (The address is 4925 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811). We will have over 100 unique crafters & vendors. There will also be fun interactive art booths for children, Christmas music, food trucks & more! You can also find a huge variety of local vendors specializing in on-site monogramming/vinyl, handmade jewelry, candles, soaps, unique home decor, women’s boutique clothing, children’s clothing, yard art, specialty food and SO MUCH MORE! Start your Christmas shopping early & bring a friend! 🙂 You will not want to miss this fun holiday event!

Date: November 17, 9-4:30pm
Admission is only $2 (Covers Parking & Entry) Children 12 & under are free)

Location:
Alabama A&M Agribition Center
4925 Moore’s Mill Road
Huntsville, AL 35811

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