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Calendar of Events - Holiday

October - January

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HUNTSVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
  • 12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Times: Noon
  • Location: Downtown Huntsville
  • Address: Downtown Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 885-9797
  • Admission: No admission charged

Christmas Parade log 2014 Welcome Santa Claus to Huntsville as he ushers in the Christmas season at the annual Christmas parade. Enjoy the excitement and music with many entriesand bands from across North Alabama.

Sponsored by:  Lite 96.9 and the VBC
Theme:
Christmas Music
Parade Route:  Staging and line up Lot K on Clinton Avenue. Proceeds left onto Monroe Street, right on Greene Street, left on Williams Avenue and right onto Adams Street.  Click here for a map.

Ongoing Events

ALABAMA CONSTITUTION VILLAGE
  • Recurring daily
  • 11/01/2014 - 11/27/2014
  • Times: Closed
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 564-8100
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

The Village will be closed to prepare for Santa's arrival.

It reopens November 28 at 5 PM as Santa's Village.

ANNUAL 5K TURKEY TROT RUN
  • 11/27/2014 - 11/27/2014
  • Times: Register 7 AM, Race 8 AM - Tiny tot trot 9 AM
  • Location: UAHuntsville campus
  • Address: 205 Spragins Avenue NW Huntsville, AL 35899
  • Phone: (256) 716-4052
  • Admission: Admission charged

Turkey Trot LogoCome run in our 5k family fun run on Thanksgiving morning then enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast because you've already burned all those calories. Kids can race our Turkey in the Tiny Tot Turkey Trot. The race is run on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville at Spragins Hall. 

What a great way to work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner. 

GALAXY OF LIGHTS DRIVING NIGHTS
  • Recurring daily
  • 11/27/2014 - 11/30/2014
  • 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

Don’t miss the holiday magic & tradition of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Galaxy of Lights - a magnificent two & 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 & much more.

THANKSGIVING DAY HIKE

We'll walk down Alms House Trail to Historic Three Caves then ferry drivers back to the Bankhead parking lot on this four mile moderate to difficult hike.  Wear sturdy shoes & bring water.  All dogs must remain on leads. 

Take Pratt Avenue to Bankhead Parkway, cross Tollgate Road.  The parking lot is 1/2 mile further on the right.  Meet at the information kiosk.

CHRISTMAS CARD LANE LIGHTING & LIGHTING OF MAIN STREET
  • 11/28/2014 - 11/28/2014
  • Times: Christmas Card Lane lighting at 5 PM, lighting of Main Street at 5:30 PM
  • Location: Historic Downtown Madison
  • Phone: (256) 772-9300
  • Location: Downtown Madison
  • Admission: No admission charged

Twenty-four homes & properties in historic downtown will be lit as well as Main Street.

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
  • 11/28/2014 - 11/28/2014
  • Producer: Village of Providence
  • Times: 4-7 p.m.
  • Location: The Village of Providence Lawn
  • Phone: (256) 704-3333
  • Admission: No admission charged

Come out to see the 50-foot live tree lighting. Enjoy complimentary photos with Santa Claus. hot chocolate, carolers and more! Bring a letter to Santa to be delivered to the North Pole. Also, help a local child in need by bringing an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

SANTA'S VILLAGE
  • Recurring daily
  • 11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014
  • 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 logo2Young & old alike will delight in visiting Santa & Mrs. Claus' home, the reindeer in their stable & elves in their toy shop working busily to create special memories for you & your family in the village Santa calls home.

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

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!

TINSEL TRAIL
  • Recurring daily
  • 11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014
  • 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.

The Tinsel Trail will be open through January 4.

TINSEL TRAIL LIGHTING CELEBRATION
  • 11/28/2014 - 11/28/2014
  • Times: 6-7:30 PM
  • Location: Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville
  • Admission: No admission charged

The longest, brightest, and most exciting Tinsel Trail ever debuts on Black Friday as Downtown Huntsville lights the night with 200 decorated trees for the month-plus long event. This opening night will include the debut of the Mayor's Christmas Tree and is your opportunity to be among the first to see the Tinsel Trail. Pane e Vino will have drink specials, hot beverages and live music from 6-7:30 p.m. to add to the festivities.

GALAXY OF LIGHTS 5K
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/01/2014
  • Times: 5:30-9 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

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.

SUPPER WITH SANTA
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/01/2014 - 12/04/2014
  • Producer: EarlyWorks Society
  • Times: 4:30 PM and 6 PM seatings nightly
  • Location: EarlyWorks Childrens Museum Grand Hall
  • Phone: (256) 564-8100
  • Admission: Admission charged

Santa visits every table to hear Christmas wishes and pose for photos. A child-friendly meal is served and a visit to Santa's Village is included. Reservations required and are very limited at this time.

GALAXY OF LIGHTS FUN RUN
  • 12/02/2014 - 12/02/2014
  • Times: 5:30 - 9 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35805
  • Phone: 256-830-4447 ex. 290
  • Admission: Registration fee for the Run
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Please join us for the Mile Fun Run with the same great lights and music, tacky sweater contest, caroling contest, photos with Santa and over $3,000 in prizes to be given away.  Food and drinks will be provided before and after the run.

MADISON COMMUNITY BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
  • 12/02/2014 - 12/02/2014
  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace United Methodist Church
  • Address: 2113 Old Monrovia Road Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

It's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" at the Madison Community Band's annual Christmas concert.  The program includes Christmas songs and carols, medleys of traditional holiday music, a Christmas sing-along, and a musical presentation of "The Night Before Christmas."

ROLL TIDE SANTA
  • 12/02/2014 - 12/02/2014
  • Times: 6-9 PM
  • Location: Parkway Place Mall
  • Phone: (256) 533-0700
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Parkway Place Mall

Come by and visit with Roll Tide Santa all decked out in his houndstooth & crimson suit.  Photo packages are available for a fee.

EVERY LIGHT A PRAYER FOR PEACE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY-HUNTSVILLE
  • 12/03/2014 - 12/03/2014
  • Times: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden Murray Hall
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: No admission
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

This is the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville and Madison County.  This year's program includes local dignitaries, elementary students, clergy representatives and Garden Club members who will light the tree.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

 

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.

 

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/04/2014 - 12/05/2014
  • Times: 7 PM
  • Location: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 3320 Triana Boulevard Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 534-6455
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center

Join us for this heartwarming annual holiday celebration from the students in Merrimack Hall's Johnny Stallings Arts Program. This original production features an all-star ensemble cast that will truly warm your heart and put even the biggest Scrooge in the holiday spirit.

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.

CONCERT: PEACE ON EARTH
  • 12/05/2014 - 12/05/2014
  • Times: tba
  • Address: Concert Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-6606
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Don't miss the music extravaganza of the season as Huntsville Community Chorus singers join with UAHuntsville performing arts and other arts organizations in our city to present a very special evening of holiday music.

Tickets for this concert will be available at www.uah.edu/peace.

KRIS KRINGLE'S CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Times: 4:30-9 PM
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

You won't want to miss two spectacular evenings of cozy fires, holiday music, figgie pudding, homemade cookies, kid's crafts, designer decor and much more. 

NEACA CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 9 AM-7 PM & Sun. Noon-5 PM
  • Address: South Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

Needlework, ceramics, flower arrangements, jewelry, decorated and hand-woven baskets, pottery, stained glass, clothes, toys, woodwork and other items are featured.

PERKY'S CROWN OF BEAUTY... PRESENTS: DA NUTCRACKER
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 12/05/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: Dec. 5-6, 11-13 at 7 PM; Dec. 7 and 14, 2:30 PM
  • Location: Renaissance Theatre
  • Address: 1214 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-3117
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Renaissance Theatre

It’s back! -- Da’ Nutcracker is the latest comedic romp involving Perky Odom and her zany friends (who hang out at the beauty salon). “The last show (Perky’s … Production of Another Christmas Carol) was such a success,” says writer and director Bob Baker, “that we decided to try our hand at dancing!”

PLAY: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014
  • Times: Fri. 7 PM, Sat.-Sun. 2 & 7 PM
  • Address: Playhouse, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-6829
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

In this musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel, you will travel with Scrooge as he visits his past, present & future on Christmas Eve.  This production has become a family tradition for many in the Tennessee Valley.

THE NUTCRACKER, A YULETIDE BALLET
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/05/2014 - 12/08/2014
  • Times: Fri. 7:30 PM, Sat. 2 & 7:30 PM, Sun. 2 PM
  • Address: 2500 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 881-5930
  • Location: Lee High School
  • Admission: Admission charged

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, a non-profit performing arts company, will open its ninth season to holiday audiences with “The Nutcracker: A Yuletide Ballet.”  Huntsville’s most experienced teachers and directors, Keren Gibb-Hilliard and David Herriott, will once again create the performance that has been a holiday tradition for families in the Valley.

HISTORIC MADISON CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES
  • 12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Times: 11-3 PM
  • Location: Historic Madison
  • Phone: (256) 772-9300
  • Location: Historic Madison
  • Admission: Admission charged

HOLIDAY CONCERT: THE AEOLIANS
  • 12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Oakwood University Seventh-Day Adventist Church
  • Address: 5500 Adventist Boulevard NW Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-1255
  • Admission: No admission charged

Enjoy holiday selections performed by this elite choral ensemble.

SANTA TRAIN
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/06/2014 - 12/07/2014
  • Times: Sat. 10, 11 AM & 1, 2, & 3 PM & Sun. 1, 2, & 3 PM
  • Address: 694 Chase Road Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 851-6276
  • Admission: Admission charged for train rides
  • Venue: North Alabama Railroad Museum

Ride with Santa who has gifts for the children and candy canes for everyone. Take the museum's free walking tour. See historic railroad equipment and the Chase Depot. The train will operate rain or shine.

 

CONCERT: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MUSICALE
  • 12/07/2014 - 12/07/2014
  • Times: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: A & M University Elmore Building
  • Address: 4900 Meridian Street ,
  • Phone: (256) 372-5512
  • Admission: No admission charged

This year's program features the MAGNIFICAT by John Rutter and varied seasonal selections supported by the Alabama A&M University Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble and student soloists.

CONCERT: ROCKET CITY TUBA CHRISTMAS
  • 12/07/2014 - 12/07/2014
  • Times: 4:00 p. m.
  • Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 301 Drake Ave. SE Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Contact: Philip Moore
  • Phone: (256) 508-1010
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Musicians from across North Alabama will gather to play in this holiday concert. More than 50 tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium players will perform traditional Christmas carols and songs of the season.

CONCERT: HERITAGE RINGERS OF HUNTSVILLE
  • 12/08/2014 - 12/08/2014
  • Times: Mon. 7 PM
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Address: 607 Airport Rd. Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

The Heritage Ringers of Huntsville, a concert handbell choir, will present its Christmas concert ringing over six octaves of hand bells and hand chimes.

MESSIAH SING-A-LONG
  • 12/09/2014 - 12/09/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church
  • Address: 1306 Canstatt Drive Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Phone: (256) 881-6882
  • Location: Wheatherly Heights Baptist Church
  • Admission: No admission charged

Singers are invited to join the chorus and sing-a-long with orchestra, organ and harpsicord presenting this beloved Christmas music.  Aspiring conductors will have an opportunity to register at the door to conduct the final "Hallelujah Chorus" and will receive the conductor's baton and a framed certificate as a memento of the occasion.

HOLIDAY MAGIC: A SPECIAL DINING EXPERIENCE
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: TBA
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL
  • Contact: Butch Damson
  • Phone: (256) 534-4361
  • Admission: Yes

It's a magically fun evening with dining in a historic cabin or the Burritt Mansion. Unlike any other holiday dinner, it's perfect for a festive family occasion or a romantic dinner for two. Reservations required.

PLAY: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/11/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri. 7 PM, Sat. 2 & 7 PM & Sun. 2 PM
  • Address: Playhouse, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-6829
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

In this musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel, you will travel with Scrooge as he visits his past, present & future on Christmas Eve.  This production has become a family tradition for many in the Tennessee Valley.

BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/12/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: Fri. 7:30 PM, Sat. 2 & 7:30 PM & Sun. 1 PM
  • Address: Concert Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-0961
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

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.

OH COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL 10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/12/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: Friday: 5:30 - 9:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Address: 1804 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

A celebration of our Savior's birth. Eight 30 minute choir concerts accompanied by an orchestra will be performed throughout the weekend. Reservations are recommended.  There will also be an indoor live nativity, displays of hand-made quilts, decorated Christmas trees, nativity sets, and beautiful decorations.

ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Location: Maple Hill Cemetery
  • Contact: Gerald Moore
  • Phone: (256) 859-3525
  • Admission: No admission charged

Luminaries light the graves of the unknown Confederate soldiers; re-enactors will be dessed in period attire as the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans remember soldiers in word and song.

COSMIC CAROLS & COCOA
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: This event is included with paid museum admission or membership.
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Please join us in the Saturn V Hall to enjoy live musical performances while decorating out-of-this world cookies & creating festive holiday crafts.  After creating your holiday masterpiece, grab a cup of hot cocoa & sit down with Mrs. Claus for a reading of "The Polar Express."  Movie tickets for "The Polar Express" in the Digital Theater may be purchased at the door.

HARRISON BROTHERS LUMINARY OPEN HOUSE
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 9 AM-8 PM
  • Location: Harrison Brothers Hardware
  • Address: 124 South Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-3631
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Wrap-up your shopping as you enjoy Alabama's oldest continuously operating hardware store.  A visit to Harrison Brothers is a Huntsville Christmas tradition.

JOYS TO THE WORLD
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 4 & 7:30 PM
  • Address: 109 Weatherly Road Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Phone: (256) 533-6606
  • Location: Latham United Methodist Church
  • Admission: Admission charged

The joys of the holiday season will be enhanced by marvelous music from the Huntsville Community Chorus' Chamber Corale, Youth Chorale, & Children's Chorale.  One of the joys will be the audience carol singing with the chorales.

LIVE NATIVITY SCENES & OPEN HOUSE
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 5:30-8:30 PM
  • Location: Holmes Street United Methodist Church
  • Address: 501 Holmes Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 534-7672
  • Location: Holmes Street United Methodist Church
  • Admission: No admission charged

Visit the live Nativity and watch for the Wise Men to come from the East at 7 PM.

MADISON CHRISTMAS PARADE
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Starting at Hughes Road, going to downtown Madison
  • Address: Madison AL, 35758
  • Phone: (256) 772-9300
  • Admission: No admission charged

The City of Madison will hold its annual holiday parade with music, floats and fun for the whole family.  

Parade route will begin at Hughes Road and Plaza Drive and will continue to downtown Madison.  An awards ceremony will follow the parade at the Roundhouse at Village Green.  The Madison Rotary Club will serve hot chocolate and cookies.

For a map of the parade route, visit http://www.ci.madison.al.us/.

PLANETARIUM SHOW: THE CHRISTMAS STAR
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • 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 the Wisemen see? Join us as we turn back the hands of time to look into the sky of long ago and search for this mysterious object.  Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes at our Star Party..

SANTA TRAIN
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: Sat. 10, 11 AM & 1, 2, & 3 PM
  • Address: 694 Chase Road Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 851-6276
  • Admission: Admission charged for train rides
  • Venue: North Alabama Railroad Museum

Enjoy a 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.

 

SATURDAY WITH SANTA
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Producer: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Times: Seatings at 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL
  • Contact: Tamara Huron
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

Pick a time and join us for delicious food, holiday crafts, face paint and some one-on-one time with Santa. Dress the kids and bring your camera for that perfect holiday photo. Reservations required.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST: HOMES TOUR AND LUMINARIES
  • 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 5 - 9 PM
  • Location: Twickenham Historic District
  • Address: Downtown Huntsville ,
  • Phone: (256) 536-7718
  • Admission: Admission charged

The Twickenham Historic District will be aglow with luminaries, trees and front doors glistening with holiday decorations. Carolers will stroll along the way. Tour 5 private residences on Randolph Avenue, the Weeden House Museum on Gates Avenue and other historic buildings ornately decorated for the holidays.

CONCERT: CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS
  • 12/14/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Address: 607 Airport Road Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 883-3200
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

A Huntsville favorite, Carols of Christmas is a delightful evening of holiday classics, Christmas carols and more. Featuring Trinity Choirs and Hand Bells with the Huntsville Youth Symphony, it's open to the community and admission is free.

MORAVIAN LOVEFEAST
  • 12/14/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: Prelude music at 6:30 PM, program at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church
  • Address: 1306 Canstatt Drive Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Phone: (256) 881-6882
  • Location: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church
  • Admission: No admission charged

The service consists of three primary components; a simple meal of sweetened bun and coffee to demonstrate our unity in Christ and our equality under God, beautiful Christmas music to heighten our joy and a candlelight service which reminds us of Jesus' words.  "I am the Light of the World" and "You are the light of World."

THE IRISH NUTCRACKER
  • 12/14/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: 3pm
  • Location: James Clemens High School
  • Address: 11306 County Line Rd Madison, AL 35756
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Fitness Arts Center is happy to announce its second production of The Irish Nutcracker! This production features dancers from ages 6 through adult. Come join Claire and the Nutcracker as they explore Tír na nÓg with their new Irish friends! This Irish twist on the traditional Nutcracker ballet features authentic step dancing and Celtic music.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE WITH NATIVITIES AND LUMINARIES
  • 12/15/2014 - 12/15/2014
  • Times: 5-7 PM
  • Location: First United Methodist Church
  • Address: 120 Green Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-5738
  • Location: First United Methodist Church
  • Admission: No admission charged

View our collection of nativities from around the world. Ask the hostesses about our touchable nativities for your children to enjoy while have hot cider or chocolate and eat cookies.

HOLIDAY PUPPET SHOW
  • Recurring daily
  • 12/15/2014 - 12/16/2014
  • Times: Mon. 10:30 AM, Tue. 10:30 AM and 4 PM
  • Location: Downtown Huntsville Library
  • Phone: (256) 532-5982
  • Admission: No admission charged

Festivities feature sing-alongs and The Gingerbread Man.

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.

 

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.

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.

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

 

ANNUAL BOAR'S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL
  • 12/21/2014 - 12/21/2014
  • Times: 5 PM
  • Location: First United Methodist Church
  • Address: Corner of Greene and Randolph Streets ,
  • Phone: (256) 539-5738
  • Admission: No admission charged

This festival dates back to 14th century Great Britain, when Christmas was celebrated as a triumph of good over evil. The event includes a processional, colorful costumes and singing.

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.

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.

HAVE YOURSELF A JAZZY LITTLE NEW YEAR
  • 12/31/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

Brian Simpson & Friends will feature celebrated jazz keyboardist and composer, Brian Simpson.  They will perform in Spencer Hall as part of an evening of food, fellowship, and fundraising. Joining Brian will be soloist Eugene Fleming, a veteran of such Broadway performances as: "Dreamgirls," "Fosse," and "The Wiz."

Of course there will be a DJ, party favors, cash bar, and fireworks at midnight!  Tickets and Info:
www.eventbrite.com/e/have-yourself-a-jazzy-little-new-year-tickets-11621792093

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT NOON
  • 12/31/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Location: Sci-Quest Science Center
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 837-0606
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

New Years Eve at NoonRing in 2015 with a rockin' fun-filled New Year's Eve party at Sci-Quest! Guests can look forward to decorating party hats and creating sparkly art projects. At Noon, there will be an apple juice toast and balloon drop! This family-friendly event is a great way to enjoy New Year's festivities all before bedtime!

New Year's Eve at Noon is included with general admission.

POPS CONCERT: MUSIC FROM THE MAD MEN ERA
  • 12/31/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center
  • Address: Concert Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-4818
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

Bring in the New Year with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and guest artist, Steve Lippia.  Enjoy songs of the era when Huntsville was truly a boom town, the world was racing toward the moon, and a generation of crooners ushered in a new wave of music.  


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