This exhibit brings to life Leonardo Da Vinci as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor & philosopher.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
Attention sci-fi fans: the most popular sci-fi/fantasy illustrator working today balances modern concepts with realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary & historical figurative arts, from "The Lord of the Rings" to Joan of Arc.
This series of works by Alabama's premier hot glass artist combines innovation, artistry & technical proficiency & explores connections between body, spirit & the natural world.
Join the tradition by driving through the winter light extravaganza in the warmth of your car. See thousands of twinkling lights with old favorites & fabulous new animated displays.
Grab your skates, family & friends then head downtown to enjoy outdoor ice skating behind the museum.
Special Event: On Saturday December 22nd from 3-7pm you can skate with Santa!
Featuring a total of 200 small trees, 4 large flagship trees at each entrance & the city of Huntsville's tree in the center of the trail.
Trees will line the sidewalk & be fenced in, so the trail will be fully paved. The trees will be lit every night especially Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Eve.
The Garden will display the whimsical metal art made from "found" metal pieces such as shovels, rototiller blades, springs & tools. He welds them into objects such as cats, dogs, flowers, time machines, Jack & the Beanstalk & more. Over 30 pieces of his artwork will be on exhibit.
The annual display takes place throughout the Main Library during the month & it is enjoyed every year by young & old alike.
Singers are invited to join the chorus & sing-a-long with orchestra, organ & harpsicord with this beloved Christmas music. Aspiring conductors will have an opportunity to register at the door to conduct the final "Hallelujah Chorus" & will receive the conductor's baton & a framed certificate as a memento of the occasion.
Sing along & join in on the fun with our holiday puppet show & a themed craft.
Guests will enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner, festive caroling & a visit from St. Nick. Each magical evening begins in the Trillium Room with light hors d'oeuvres & holiday cheer with family & friends. When dinner is ready, guests will be led by lantern along candle-lit pathways to a cozy meal in a historic log house of their choice.
The holidays are not complete until you see Huntsville Ballet's magical, gorgeous & exciting "The Nutcracker." Tchaikovsky's score will be played by the superb Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
Lighted luminaries halo the graves of the unknown Confederate soldiers & ribbons & greenery will adorn the iron fence. An honor guard will be posted. Re-enactors will be dressed in period attire. The United Daughters of the Confederacy & the Sons of Confederate Veterans will remember the soldiers in work & song.
Featuring Robert McDuffie on the violin & Margery McDuffie Whatley on the piano.
Enjoy a mix of bluegrass tunes, pop hits & comedy.
Wrap-up your shopping as you enjoy Alabama's oldest continuously operating hardware store. A visit to Harrison Brothers is a Huntsville Christmas tradition.
Come to the heart of Old Town where beautiful luminaries line the streets of the community & we share in the Christmas spirit. Outside the sanctuary, visit the live Nativity & watch for the Wise Men to come from the East at 7 PM. Inside, warm up with hot chocolate, refreshments, homemade cookies & children's activities. In the sanctuary, see the beautiful poinsettia display, a 20-foot Chrismon Tree & enjoy live concert music presented every half hour.
Come inside & see the collection of nativity displays, hear & experience live Christmas music from the Sanctuary organ & the "Heavenly Honkers" & sample cider, hot chocolate & cookies.
The City of Madison will hold its annual holiday parade with music, floats & fun for the whole family.
Parade route will begin at Hughes Road & Plaza Drive & will continue to downtown Madison. An awards ceremony will follow the parade at the Roundhouse at Village Green. The Madison Rotary Club will be located at the Roundhouse serving hot chocolate & cookies.
For a map of the parade route, visit http://www.ci.madison.al.us/.
What exactly was the object the Wisemen saw? Each year at this special time, we turn back the hands of time to look into the sky of long ago & search for this mysterious object.
Come cheer on the runners & enjoy 3 bands from Birmingham & Nashville at the end of the race. The concert also features "Kings Avail" & "Rearview Ghost" bands.
Families are invited to join Santa for a holiday brunch. Bring your camera & take a picture with Santa. There will also be a holiday craft & face painting.
Ride with Santa, gifts for the children & candy canes for everyone. Take the museum's free walking tour. See historic railroad equipment & the Chase Depot. The train will operate rain or shine.
Call for tickets, 256-851-6276 Mon.-Sat. 8 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1 PM-8 PM, also order online.
The Twickenham District will be aglow with luminaries, trees & front doors glistening with holiday decorations & carolers strolling along the way.
Advance Home Tour tickets & maps are available at Marie's Hallmark on Pratt Avenue, Railroad Station Antiques on Jefferson Street, Hartlex Antiques & Interiors on Hughes Road, The Weeden House Museum on Gates Avenue, and at each home during the tour.
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