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December

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12/21/2014 - 12/27/2014

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.

 

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.

HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE LIBRARY
  • 12/22/2014 - 12/22/2014
  • Producer: Madison Public Library
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Location: Madison Public Libray
  • Address: 130 Plaza Blvd. Madison , AL
  • Contact: Sarah Sledge
  • Phone: (256) 461-0046
  • Admission: No admission charged

Enjoy a shadow puppet show, followed by Christmas carols, games and hot chocolate in the garden. We recommend bringing chairs and blankets for outdoor movies.

SANTA'S VILLAGE LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON
  • 12/23/2014 - 12/23/2014
  • Times: 5-9 PM
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 564-8100
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

This is the last night to visit Santa's Village this year, before St. Nick packs up and prepares for his Christmas Eve journey.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: BOYS HUNTSVILLE TIMES CLASSIC
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/26/2014 - 12/29/2014
  • Times: Call for times
  • Location: Huntsville High School
  • Address: Billy Watkins Avenue Huntsville, AL
  • Contact: Greg Hicks
  • Phone: (256) 428-6800
  • Admission: Admission charged

Local high school teams will take on top teams from around the area in one of the South's top high school tournaments.

ICE HOCKEY: HUNTSVILLE HAVOC VS PENSACOLA
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/26/2014 - 12/27/2014
  • 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

PLANETARIUM SHOW: THE CHRISTMAS STAR
  • 12/27/2014 - 12/27/2014
  • Times: Doors open at 7 PM, program at 7:30 PM
  • Location: Monte Sano State 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 and search for this mysterious object. Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes at our Star Party.


 

 

 

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