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December

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12/14/2014 - 12/20/2014

Ongoing Events

SCI-QUEST'S THE SCIENCE OF THE HOLIDAYS
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 11/28/2014 - 01/03/2015
  • Times: 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Sci-Quest Science Center
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

Science of the HolidaysSci-Quest will transform into a wonderland of science with themed areas, activities, demos and holiday labs for the entire family! Make your own 3D snowflake, explore the science of chocolate, design a one-of-a-kind ornament on an Egg-Bot printer, plus more!

EXHIBIT: 101 INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged

101 InventionsThis exhibit explores the turning points in human history, from the invention of Stone Age tools to the internet.

This event will take place through March 15, 2015.

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged

The Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon.  Includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City.

This exhibit runs through December 31, 2015. 

 

EXHIBIT: GINNY RUFFNER: AESTHETIC ENGINEERING
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35701
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

Internationally acclaimed artist Ginny Ruffner has combined bronze, stainless steel & glass into fantastic futuristic forms.

This exhibit takes place through January 18, 2015.

EXHIBIT: GRANDMA MOSES: VISIONS OF AMERICA
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

The exhibit will feature original paintings borrowed from institutional collections nationwide and Galerie Street, Etienne, New York, the gallery that has represented Grandma Moses since 1940.

This exhibit will take place until March 1, 2015.

EXHIBIT: SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST: MASTERS OF STUDIO GLASS
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged

Organized in conjunction with "Aesthetic Engineering," this invitational group exhibition will showcase the work of seven noted glass artists from our region. 

This exhibit runs through February 8, 2015.

SANTA'S VILLAGE
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/23/2014
  • Times: 5-9 PM
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 564-8100
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

santa village logo2 Young and old alike will delight in visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus' home, the reindeer in their stable and elves in their toy shop working busily to create special memories for you and your family in the village Santa calls home.

Tickets sold online at www.earlyworks.com/santasvillage.

SKATING IN THE PARK
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: Now through Dec. 21: Mon.-Thurs, 4-10 PM, Fri. 4 PM-Midnight, Sat. 10 AM-Midnight & Sun. Noon-8 PM. For extended school break hours, call 256-479-2622.
  • Address: Big Spring Park Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 529-7995
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

Skating in the parkGrab your skates, family and friends then head downtown to enjoy outdoor ice skating behind the museum.  Also open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Rental skates are available.

TINSEL TRAIL
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Producer: Downtown Huntsville, Inc.
  • Times: nightly from dusk until midnight
  • Location: Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville
  • Phone: (256) 886-8022
  • Admission: No admission charged

This year's display will feature 200 small trees, 4 large flagship trees at each entrance and the City of Huntsville's tree in the center of the trail.  Trees will line the sidewalk and be fenced in, so the trail will be fully paved. The trees will be lit nightly including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

GALAXY OF LIGHTS DRIVING NIGHTS
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/03/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 5:30 - 9 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35805
  • Phone: 256-830-4447 ex. 290
  • Admission: Admission for carload of 10
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Don’t miss the holiday magic and tradition of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Galaxy of Lights - a magnificent two and a half-mile long light extravaganza featuring over 170 larger-than-life animated light features. Exhibits include nursery rhymes, a holiday village, Jack Frost, a magical twinkling icicle forest, animated snowmen, a garden scene and much more.

 

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE DISPLAY
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/04/2014 - 12/30/2014
  • Times: Mon. - Thur. 9 AM - 9 PM, Fri. and Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 1 - 5 PM.
  • Location: Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Main Branch
  • Address: 915 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 532-5940
  • Admission: No admission charged

The main branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will feature holiday trees decorated by local organizations, schools and churches.

GREENE STREET MARKET AT NATIVITY
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 12/09/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m., Sun. 9:30-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Greene Street Market at Nativity
  • Address: Corner of Greene Street & Eustis Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 682-4429
  • Admission: No admission charged

Pick up apples, eggs, relishes, pickles, cookies and preserves.  See our hand-crafted artworks, paintings and more.

 

PLAY: SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/17/2014 - 12/21/2014
  • Times: Wed., Thu., Fri. 7 PM, Sat. 2:30 PM, 7 PM, Sun. 2:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM for 7 PM. show.
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain - Old Country Church
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Yes, purchase tickets online or by phone.

This much anticipated musical favorite is back!

CONCERT: LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/18/2014 - 12/21/2014
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri. 7:30 PM, Sat. 4:30 & 7:30 PM & Sun. 3:00 & 5:30 PM
  • Address: 600 Governors Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35801
  • Phone: (256) 428-9422
  • Location: First Baptist Church
  • Admission: Free tickets available upon request.

Featuring a choir of 175 singers and a 60 piece orchestra directed by the Rev. Billy Orton.  This year’s Living Christmas Tree will feature festive arrangements of familiar carols, beautiful settings of new and traditional Christmas music and a candlelight processional with singers throughout the spacious FBC sanctuary.

 

TACKY SWEATER AND TURKEY BOWL PARTY
  • 12/18/2014 - 12/18/2014
  • Times: 6-8 PM
  • Location: Ice Skating Rink in Big Spring Park
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: LADIES HUNTSVILLE TIMES CLASSIC
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/19/2014 - 12/22/2014
  • Producer: The Huntsville Times
  • Times: Call for times
  • Location: Bob Jones High School and James Clemens High School
  • Phone: (256) 772-2547
  • Admission: Admission charged

This annual event is one of the top high school tournaments in the South.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014
  • Times: Fri. 8 PM, Sat. 2 & 8 PM & Sun. 2 & 7:30 PM
  • Location: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Renowned Broadway director Neil Goldberg has assembled an international cast of over 30 multi-talented artists performing astonishing feats of disbelief celebrating the holiday season. Gingerbread men flip mid-air, toy soldiers march on thin wires, snowmen balance, penguins spin, puppets dance and reindeer soar high above a holiday wonderland. Original music accompanies seasonal favorites with hundreds of spectacular costumes set in a lush world of colorful dreams.

CONCERT: THE AULOS ENSEMBLE, A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS
  • 12/19/2014 - 12/19/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Address: 607 Airport Road Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Phone: (256) 489-7415
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

This chamber music group is at the forefront of the movement to perform classical music on original period instruments.

ICE HOCKEY: HUNTSVILLE HAVOC VS PEORIA
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Arena
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 518-6160
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

CONCERT: A SPECIAL JAZZ HOLIDAY SEASON
  • 12/20/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Times: 7 PM
  • Location: Historic Cooper House
  • Address: 405 Randolph Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 604-8172
  • Location: Historic Cooper House
  • Admission: Admission charged

This event will feature Kim Scott, classical & jazz flute player from Birmingham with special guest, Jazmin Ghent, saxophonist from Nashville.

LOWE MILL ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT NORTH WING GRAND OPENING
  • 12/20/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Times: 12-6 PM
  • Location: Lowe Mill
  • Address: 2211 Seminole Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 25-533-0399
  • Admission: No admission charged

The huge expansion includes 31 beautiful new studios. Refreshments, entertainment and activities will be found throughout the entire building.

PLANETARIUM SHOW: THE CHRISTMAS STAR
  • 12/20/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Times: Doors open at 7 PM, program at 7:30 PM
  • Location: Monte Sano Park Planetarium
  • Address: Planetarium, beside the Country Grocery Store & Camp Ground Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-0316
  • Admission: Admission charged

What exactly did the Wisemen see? Join us as we turn back the hands of time to search for this mysterious object. Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through telescopes at our Star Party.

RUDOLPH RUN
  • 12/20/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Times: 8 AM for 5K & 9:15 AM for fun run
  • Location: Begins at Santa's Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 534-7014
  • Admission: No admission charged for spectators
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Rudolph flies through downtown Huntsville with this 5K Rudolph Run and 1 mile fun run through downtown, including Twickenham & Old Town Historic Districts.

Register online at active.com or download an application at www.blounthospitalityhouse.org

 

YOUTH HOCKEY: MAYOR'S BATTLE FOR THE CUP
  • 12/20/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Times: 7-10 AM
  • Location: Ice Skating Rink in Big Spring Park
  • Phone: (256) 479-2622
  • Admission: No admission charged to spectators

Before the rink opens to the public, spectators can enjoy the final games of the first outdoor round-robin hockey tournament with the North Alabama Hockey Association's "Mite" Division (age 8). The Mayor's Cup will be presented at approximately 9:45 a.m.


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