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Friday, December 1

"Christmas Belles" - a play by Jones, Hope, & Wooten

Union Springs

Another side-splitting comedy from Jones, Hope, and Wooten...a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

47th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Montgomery

Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies, and mineral and fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, and cabochon making.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Chili Country Christmas

Brundidge

"A Chili Country Christmas" has become a holiday tradition at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge. Pots of piping hot chili with all the fixin's are served family-style at the historic theater, which was a Works Progress Administration project of 1940. Preshow, musicians strum dulcimers, fiddles and banjos, bringing to you the songs of the season. Then master storytellers from across the country take center stage and weave their magic with the spoken word. It's Christmas as it should be – simple and simply magical.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Boaz Annual Christmas Parade

Boaz

Dec 1st, 2017, Boaz, Alabama. Boaz Annual Christmas Parade. 256-593-8154. www.boazareachamberofcommerce.com. Free. Line-up begins on AL Hwy 205 and Line Ave. near the Farmers Market--Annual parade with santa, candy, horses and more. 5:00 p.m.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Cullman

Arts and crafts show featuring all handmade items. Booths will include gifts for Christmas giving as well decorating items for the home and yard. Come out to this exciting free event and see what you can obtain for this holiday season!! If you would like to exhibit, visit the Civic Center to pick-up an application or call 256-734-9157.

Christmas At Arlington Hanging of the Green

Birmingham

Hanging of the Green Candlelight Tour and Reception

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at Arlington 2017

Birmingham

Celebrate with Arlington's staff as they commemorate the mansion's 58th anniversary as Birmingham's historic house museum. See local floral designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past. Fri. 6 p.m.-until, Sat., 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Canebrake

Demopolis

Bluff Hall and Lyon Hall, Greek Revival house museums, are decorated in period decorations as local musicians and singers ring in the season, and guests enjoy homemade sweets and savories!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Christmas in the Park

Foley

Lighting of the Christmas Tree and visit with Santa

Christmas on the River

Demopolis

Christmas on the River is an annual event in Demopolis. We celebrate with a "Special child" and the announcement of our "St. Nick". We have a reading of the Christmas Story and lighting of the park with a Santa visit, then on Friday and Saturday we have Christmas in the Canebrake, candlelit tours of historical homes, Canebrake children's plays, the Alabama State BBQ Cook-Off, Fair in the Square arts and crafts show, a day parade and a nautical night parade with a fireworks show and semi-formal Gala on the Tombigbee.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Fairhope's Magical Christmas Parade

Fairhope

Dec 1, Fairhope. Fairhope's Magical Christmas Parade. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown--Parade begins at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street. 7 p.m.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Sale

Mobile

Holiday Sale is a joint venture between Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Mobile County Master Gardeners. Unique poinsettias, seasonal plants, local foods (honey, grits, cornmeal, satsumas), botanical art, greenery decorations. 251-342-0555 for more information.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season at The Wharf!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Opp Christmas Parade

Opp

Opp Christmas Parade. 334-493-3070 Downtown--Holiday kickoff parade with approximately 100 entries. 7-8 p.m.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa’s Village at The Wharf.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Shelia Jackson & Company Holiday Concert

Troy

The Troy Arts Council is pleased to present the Shelia Jackson and Company Holiday Concert featuring the vocal styling’s of our own Shelia Jackson and her talented friends from throughout the Wiregrass!

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

Sound Sessions takes place in The Grill at Iron City. Did you know that despite being the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful, sprawling farms? The Grill at Iron City recognizes the importance of supporting these local farms while at the same time providing the city with fresh, homegrown produce. All of the incredible dishes on Iron City’s menu are made using locally sourced vegetables and Alabama Gulf Coast seafood.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Taste of the Islands

Orange Beach

An All Inclusive evening where over 30 Local restaurants display their food for your tasting. Cocktails, silent auction and live music round out a fun filled night.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Saturday, December 2

"Christmas Belles" - a play by Jones, Hope, & Wooten

Union Springs

Another side-splitting comedy from Jones, Hope, and Wooten...a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

47th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Montgomery

Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies, and mineral and fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, and cabochon making.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Alabaster Christmas Parade

Alabaster

Alabaster's Annual Christmas Parade is one of the largest in the state with over 100 entries. There will be dancers, music, cars and trucks, motorcycles, horses, Santa, and lots of candy.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Artist Market 2017

Columbiana

Artist Market features work by members of the Shelby County Arts Council.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Cherokee County Christmas Parade

Centre

100 units including floats, bands, cheerleaders, beauty queens, antique cars & tractors, horses and of course Santa Claus high atop the fire truck at the end of parade.

Chief Ladiga Half Marathon 2017

Jacksonville

Chief Ladiga Half Marathon. 256-435-8115. www.jacksonville-al.org Fee for participants only. Chief Ladiga Trail--Annual event on the Trail. All day.

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Cullman

Arts and crafts show featuring all handmade items. Booths will include gifts for Christmas giving as well decorating items for the home and yard. Come out to this exciting free event and see what you can obtain for this holiday season!! If you would like to exhibit, visit the Civic Center to pick-up an application or call 256-734-9157.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at Arlington

Birmingham

Christmas at Arlington

Christmas at Arlington 2017

Birmingham

Celebrate with Arlington's staff as they commemorate the mansion's 58th anniversary as Birmingham's historic house museum. See local floral designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past. Fri. 6 p.m.-until, Sat., 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Christmas on the River

Demopolis

Christmas on the River is an annual event in Demopolis. We celebrate with a "Special child" and the announcement of our "St. Nick". We have a reading of the Christmas Story and lighting of the park with a Santa visit, then on Friday and Saturday we have Christmas in the Canebrake, candlelit tours of historical homes, Canebrake children's plays, the Alabama State BBQ Cook-Off, Fair in the Square arts and crafts show, a day parade and a nautical night parade with a fireworks show and semi-formal Gala on the Tombigbee.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes 2017

Eufaula

Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes. 334-687-3793. www.eufaulapilgrimage.com. Fee for attractions only. Downtown---An enchanting tour of the South's finest homes draped in holiday cheer. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Free Weekend at MMofA

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art is celebrating the opening of new art exhibitions with a free weekend of art and music. Saturday will include a free outdoor concert featuring performances by Crowned Jewelz and Jamell Richardson starting at noon, with food trucks serving local fare. The Museum will also offer free guided tours of the special exhibitions.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Greenery Sale

Hoover

Find bundled greenery for all of your holiday trimmings! The sale will be held behind Aldridge House, on the patio of Roots, our Garden and Gift Shop. In case of rain, look for us under the Pavilion.

Happy Birthday Alabama Presentation

Orrville

Celebrate Alabama's birthday at the site of its first permanent state capital. Gain new insight into Capital era Cahawba and early statehood while we sort bicentennial facts from fiction.

Holiday Blow-Out Extravaganza

Bessemer

Come out to finish (or start) your holiday shopping! There will be a wide variety of vendors present to fulfill all your holiday needs. We will have gifts for all price ranges, every budget will be accommodated!

Holiday Sale

Mobile

Holiday Sale is a joint venture between Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Mobile County Master Gardeners. Unique poinsettias, seasonal plants, local foods (honey, grits, cornmeal, satsumas), botanical art, greenery decorations. 251-342-0555 for more information.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Horse & Carriage Rides at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Are you “saddled up” for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage

Let It Snow

Foley

Lots of Snow and local entertainment to bring in the Christmas Season.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Millbrook Christmas Festival and Parade

Millbrook

Millbrook Christmas Festival and Parade 334-285-6428. www.cityofmillbrook.org. Free. Main Street (parade) & Festival (Village Green Park)--Join in the spirit of Christmas and celebrate the holiday season during the annual Christmas parade and Arts and Crafts in the park. Village Park will be filled with arts and craft vendors and concessions from local schools from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The parade starts at 2 p.m..

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2017

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-490-3176. pepperplacemarket.com. Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave. S.--Farmer's market with fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. 7 a.m.-noon.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Sunday, December 3

"Christmas Belles" - a play by Jones, Hope, & Wooten

Union Springs

Another side-splitting comedy from Jones, Hope, and Wooten...a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

47th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Montgomery

Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies, and mineral and fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, and cabochon making.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Advent Lessons and Carols

Birmingham

A service of readings, hymns and choral anthems, sung by the Cathedral Choirs, to celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas At Arlington

Birmingham

Christmas At Arlington

Christmas Celebration

Elberta

Dec 10-Jan 5, Elberta. Christmas Celebration. 251-986-8375. www.facebook.com/BCHeritageM Free. Donations Welcome!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at Arlington 2017

Birmingham

Celebrate with Arlington's staff as they commemorate the mansion's 58th anniversary as Birmingham's historic house museum. See local floral designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past. Fri. 6 p.m.-until, Sat., 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Fort Morgan Gift Shop Holiday Open House

Gulf Shores

Fort Morgan Gift shop will host the Holiday Open House for guest visiting the fort that day.

Free Weekend at MMofA

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art is celebrating the opening of new art exhibitions with a free weekend of art and music. Saturday will include a free outdoor concert featuring performances by Crowned Jewelz and Jamell Richardson starting at noon, with food trucks serving local fare. The Museum will also offer free guided tours of the special exhibitions.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Perry County Historical Home Tour 2017

Marion

Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Buildings throughout Perry County

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Monday, December 4

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Hometown Christmas Parade

Alexander City

Hometown Christmas Parade throughout the city of Alexander City, a decades-long tradition.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Scottsboro Christmas Parade

Scottsboro

1st Monday in December. Scottsboro Christmas Parade. 256-259-5500. www.jacksoncountychamber.com. Free. Broad St to Downtown--Parade from 5-8 p.m.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Tuesday, December 5

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

Montevallo

Tour our Colonial village in its holiday finery and enjoy a catered lunch. Interact with figures from America's Revolutionary past. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 5-8.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

Alabama's Gulf Coast welcomes Brandon Styles and the 1st live production show! 1 SHOW 60 IMPRESSIONS 1 HOUR FAMILY FRIENDLY

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Parade & Downtown Stroll

Thomasville

Community Christmas Parade & Downtown Stroll that hosts floats and vendors from around the area.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dickens Downtown

Northport

Dickens Downtown. 205-792-3944 or 205-758-8651. Downtown--Victorian Christmas celebration with caroling and period decorations and characters.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Wednesday, December 6

"A Christmas Carol - The Musical"

Mobile

The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents “A Christmas Carol - The Musical” The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents its original production of "A Christmas Carol - The Musical," at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile at 6 Joachim Street. All ages will enjoy this magical show set in Victorian-age England during the Christmas season. The production is filled with music, dancing, and colorful characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future; and the fun-loving Fezziwigs! A cast of 100 local youth from ages 6 to mid-20s will perform for your entertainment. There will be ONE PERFORMANCE on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile. Tickets are $20.00 for all ages. Call for reservations at 251-602-0630; tickets are also available at the Saenger box office on night of the performance. The Playhouse-in-the-Park is a 501(3)(C) not-for-profit organization.

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

Montevallo

Tour our Colonial village in its holiday finery and enjoy a catered lunch. Interact with figures from America's Revolutionary past. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 5-8.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

The Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour is December 6-10, 2017, in Opelika. For these five days in early December, 60 Victorian and historic homes near downtown Opelika are transformed into colorful, nostalgic reminders of Christmas from a simpler, slower-paced era. The homes are adorned with life-sized Santas, angels, toys, carousel horses and other Christmas-themed figures, as well as Christmas lights, bows and greenery. The tour begins at North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue and includes over ten city blocks. Admission to this spectacular production is free. Visit www.AOTourism.com for details.

Thursday, December 7

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

Montevallo

Tour our Colonial village in its holiday finery and enjoy a catered lunch. Interact with figures from America's Revolutionary past. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 5-8.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Albertville Christmas Parade

Albertville

Join us as we usher in the holiday season with a Christmas Parade through downtown Albertville. Sponsored by Albertville Civitans and Albertville Chamber of Commerce. www.albertvillechamberofcommerce.com

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens Christmas Parade

Athens

Bring the family and nestle in along the parade route as marching bands, floats, and more herald the arrival of Santa to Athens.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Greenville Alabama Christmas Parade

Greenville

Dec 7, Greenville. Greenville Christmas Parade. 334-382-3251- www.greenvillealchamber.com. Free. Commerce St.--Floats, tractors, and many local groups participating. 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Night Market

Mobile

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Huntsville Winter Gallery Tour @ Lowe Mill A&E

Huntsville

Twice a year, the Huntsville Galleries present a city-wide event called Gallery Tour. Join us as Huntsville celebrates the fine arts with a tour of local galleries, the Huntsville Museum of Art, and Lowe Mill A&E. With your choice of locations and styles, this informal event showcases artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry design, photography and woodworking. Hors d’oeuvres served at all locations.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

The Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour is December 6-10, 2017, in Opelika. For these five days in early December, 60 Victorian and historic homes near downtown Opelika are transformed into colorful, nostalgic reminders of Christmas from a simpler, slower-paced era. The homes are adorned with life-sized Santas, angels, toys, carousel horses and other Christmas-themed figures, as well as Christmas lights, bows and greenery. The tour begins at North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue and includes over ten city blocks. Admission to this spectacular production is free. Visit www.AOTourism.com for details.

Friday, December 8

10th Annual "An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

"An Eclectic Christmas" .Come join us in December to experience the true story of the first Christmas. In the atmosphere of an outdoor walking trail, you and your guests will be part of live drama that is set during the Roman Empire.334-578-4846. Reservations requested. Falk Farm, 1733 Claud Rd. Eclectic AL 36024. 6 -9:15PM Nightly.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

35th Annual Christmas Fest

Bay Minette

A time-honored tradition featuring arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors, kid's activities and the annual Christmas parade. Friday evening is always a draw with the Ping Pong Ball Drop where many wonderful prizes are up for grabs! Sponsored by the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, this signature event promises to be a memorable one.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

Montevallo

Tour our Colonial village in its holiday finery and enjoy a catered lunch. Interact with figures from America's Revolutionary past. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 5-8.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in a Railroad Town

Opelika

Christmas In A Railroad Town, held on the same December weekend with the Victorian Front Porch Tour, transforms Railroad Avenue in Historic Downtown Opelika into a Christmas wonderland and festival. Treats for children include rides on a miniature train, pony rides and time with Santa and Mrs. Claus as everyone enjoys live music, hot wassail and a variety of holiday treats. Retailers in downtown Opelika are open late for your Christmas shopping, too, so check out the boutiques for a unique Southern gift. The event is traditionally held on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. along Railroad Avenue. For more information, contact Opelika Main Street, Inc. or visit http://www.opelikamainstreet.org.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

City of Jackson Christmas Parade

Jackson

The Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season at The Wharf!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa’s Village at The Wharf.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

Sound Sessions takes place in The Grill at Iron City. Did you know that despite being the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful, sprawling farms? The Grill at Iron City recognizes the importance of supporting these local farms while at the same time providing the city with fresh, homegrown produce. All of the incredible dishes on Iron City’s menu are made using locally sourced vegetables and Alabama Gulf Coast seafood.

Sounds of the Season

Homewood

Kick off the holidays as Opera Birmmingham presents Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites both sacred and secular.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Nutcracker accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

The Nutcracker - A Huntsville Tradition accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra December 8 - 10, 2017 Von Braun Center's Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

The Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour is December 6-10, 2017, in Opelika. For these five days in early December, 60 Victorian and historic homes near downtown Opelika are transformed into colorful, nostalgic reminders of Christmas from a simpler, slower-paced era. The homes are adorned with life-sized Santas, angels, toys, carousel horses and other Christmas-themed figures, as well as Christmas lights, bows and greenery. The tour begins at North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue and includes over ten city blocks. Admission to this spectacular production is free. Visit www.AOTourism.com for details.

Saturday, December 9

"Dickens Christmas Y'all"

Tuscumbia

In Historic Downtown Tuscumbia, a holiday festival reminiscent of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”, Carriage rides, snow falling, music, arts & crafts and food vendors.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

2017 Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner

Mooresville

Tour decorated homes and the historic public buildings and visit the unique shops in the 1818 village of Mooresville. Enjoy a holiday progressive dinner beginning in the church, progressing to the festive town square and ending with dessert in a restored barn.

35th Annual Christmas Fest

Bay Minette

A time-honored tradition featuring arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors, kid's activities and the annual Christmas parade. Friday evening is always a draw with the Ping Pong Ball Drop where many wonderful prizes are up for grabs! Sponsored by the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, this signature event promises to be a memorable one.

42nd Annual Parade of Lights

Rogersville

42nd Annual Joe Wheeler State Park Parade of Lights. Boat Parade Starts at 6PM

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade 2017

Gulf Shores

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade held on the 2nd Saturday in December each year. Beginning at 5:30pm, the parade travels the Intracoastal Waterway Canal and ends approximately around 8:30pm.

Annual Holiday Art Sale

Auburn

The Annual Holiday Art Sale is set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and Harris Center. This event features a variety of handmade goods from over 60 artists. Worried about that holiday gift list? Never fear. This festive and unique shopping experience features works by local and regional artists. Handmade items available for purchase include pottery, paintings, photography, pet goods, jewelry, wood-turned items, gourmet foods, embroidered and appliqued goods, candles, and more. Shop early for the best selection! Proceeds from the sale benefit the Auburn Arts Association and its programs at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Billy Claus comes to LuLu's!

Gulf Shores

Billy Claus & the LuLuBelles will be at LuLu's accepting letters to take to Santa Claus! Be sure to make plans to attend this annual Free Family Event!

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Decatur

Historic homes decorated for the season and open for touring.in addition to carriage rides, seminars and refreshments.

Christmas at Ivy Green

Tuscumbia

Christmas at Ivy Green. 256-383-0783. www.helenkellerbirthplace.org. Admission charged. Ivy Green, 300 North Commons W.--Live holiday decorations decorate the historic birthplace and home of Helen Keller. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Christmas at Wheeler

Hillsboro

Celebrate Christmas at Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home. The historic house museum will be decorated in live greenery with fun family activities to help you start of the holiday season!

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas at the Tracks

York

Christmas festival with vendors, music, food and parade. Call for vendor information.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Christmas on the Coosa

Wetumpka

Christmas extravaganza with arts & crafts, parade,food, quilt show,classic car show,entertainment and activities on the Coosa River culminating with a spectacular fireworks exhibition at dusk.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Cookies with Santa

Albertville

Cookies with Santa: A special event for families to bring their children to visit with Santa to give him their wish list.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Christmas Open House

Montgomery

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Christmas Open House. 334-264-4222. ----Come join us as we celebrate Christmas with our Christmas Open House! There will be hot and cold drinks, warm music, Christmas cookies and rumors of sugarplums. The perfect event for a family outing. 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Horse & Carriage Rides at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Are you “saddled up” for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2017

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-490-3176. pepperplacemarket.com. Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave. S.--Farmer's market with fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. 7 a.m.-noon.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Sippin Cider 2017

Athens

Enjoy the cool beautiful night visiting each of the participating merchants on our historic downtown square. Sample the different cider from each business then vote for your favorite concoction. The winner receives the Cider cup and bragging rights. Activities include children's crafts, roasting marshmallows, carriage rides, and visit from Santa.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour & Luminaries 2017

Huntsville

Take a nostalgic walk down luminary lit streets and avenues in Huntsville's historic Twickenham District. Tour private residences, the Weeden House Museum and other historic buildings ornately decorated for the holidays. Musicians add to the festive holiday spirit!

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Nutcracker accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

The Nutcracker - A Huntsville Tradition accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra December 8 - 10, 2017 Von Braun Center's Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Twilight Christmas Parade

Atmore

The streets of Atmore "Light Up"!

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

The Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour is December 6-10, 2017, in Opelika. For these five days in early December, 60 Victorian and historic homes near downtown Opelika are transformed into colorful, nostalgic reminders of Christmas from a simpler, slower-paced era. The homes are adorned with life-sized Santas, angels, toys, carousel horses and other Christmas-themed figures, as well as Christmas lights, bows and greenery. The tour begins at North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue and includes over ten city blocks. Admission to this spectacular production is free. Visit www.AOTourism.com for details.

Sunday, December 10

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Nutcracker accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Huntsville

The Nutcracker - A Huntsville Tradition accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra December 8 - 10, 2017 Von Braun Center's Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Victorian Christmas

Dothan

Victorian Christmas. 334-794-3452. www.landmarkpark.com. Free. Landmark Park--Holiday open house with turn-of-the-century desserts, hot chocolate and cider and creating traditional Christmas decorations. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

The Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour is December 6-10, 2017, in Opelika. For these five days in early December, 60 Victorian and historic homes near downtown Opelika are transformed into colorful, nostalgic reminders of Christmas from a simpler, slower-paced era. The homes are adorned with life-sized Santas, angels, toys, carousel horses and other Christmas-themed figures, as well as Christmas lights, bows and greenery. The tour begins at North 8th Street and 2nd Avenue and includes over ten city blocks. Admission to this spectacular production is free. Visit www.AOTourism.com for details.

Monday, December 11

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Tuesday, December 12

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Albertville Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House

Albertville

Join us for this open house and toast in the Christmas season with your business and community partners.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

Alabama's Gulf Coast welcomes Brandon Styles and the 1st live production show! 1 SHOW 60 IMPRESSIONS 1 HOUR FAMILY FRIENDLY

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Thursday, December 14

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Birmingham

The Cathedral Choir sings the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrating the birth of Jesus at 5:30 pm.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Patterson Hood In Concert – Two Shows!

Huntsville

Fans of the southern rock band the Drive-By Truckers are in for a special treat. Shoals native and critically-acclaimed songwriter Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers will be joining us for two special acoustic performances at Tangled String Studios in RR7 on December 14th, 2017. Tickets are on sale now for 7:00 PM show and 9:00 PM show. Patterson Hood, co-founder and lead singer of the Drive-By Truckers, has led the southern rock ensemble since 1996. Hood over the past several years has been dabbling into the world of solo performances in-between tours with DBT. The Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Hood has three solo records to his name with his latest solo album in 2012, “Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance”. Of the album, Hood says, “Back in January 2011, worn out from having spent a year on tour and facing a new album’s release, I decided to try to write a book. I had an idea for a story I wanted to write and it started coming very easily. By our third month on the road, I already had a pretty firm outline of what I wanted, and several chapters that I felt really good about. I called it Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, and decided that spring to record it as a solo album. I could clearly hear in my head exactly how I wanted every song to sound and made a list of who I wanted to play on each one. It is in some ways the most personal album I’ve ever made. There has always been a lot of me in all of the albums we’ve done, but usually semi-disguised as character sketches and stories, but the first person narrative in this one is pretty firmly rooted in autobiography, albeit in two dramatically differing time periods.” **IMPORTANT NOTE** Tickets are non-refundable unless the show is canceled or rescheduled. Patrons are invited to bring your own beverage of choice! Venue capacity is 100+ seats

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Friday, December 15

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season at The Wharf!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Midday Music: The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble

Birmingham

A free, 30-minute concert by the Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble at 12:30 p.m.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa’s Village at The Wharf.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

Sound Sessions takes place in The Grill at Iron City. Did you know that despite being the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful, sprawling farms? The Grill at Iron City recognizes the importance of supporting these local farms while at the same time providing the city with fresh, homegrown produce. All of the incredible dishes on Iron City’s menu are made using locally sourced vegetables and Alabama Gulf Coast seafood.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Saturday, December 16

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Montgomery

Camellia Bowl Football Game. Call or visit website for game time and details.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Almost on the River

Gainesville

This event takes place the third Saturday in December, December 17th, in Downtown Gainesville and is sponsored by the Town of Gainesville. Some activities include food vendors, Christmas music, a Christmas parade, and games for children. For more information contact Town Hall at 205-652-7551.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Festival

Selma

Holiday Festival. 334-412-8550. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. A community celebration of the holiday season.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Horse & Carriage Rides at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Are you “saddled up” for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec.16; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Wreaths Across America at ALNC

Montevallo

Wreaths Across America is a Free annual event starting at 11:00 am at Alabama National Cemetery--Ceremony will include a short program at the Ceremonial Flagpole prior to the placement of a wreath on each grave at the Cemetery. A bagpiper leads family members to lay a wreath on their loved one's gravesite first, followed by wreaths being laid on each remaining gravesite.

Sunday, December 17

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham's best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

TNT's "Written In the South" Series presents "SPLIT IN THREE"

Birmingham

SPLIT IN THREE...TNT's second installment of its "Written In The South" Series

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Monday, December 18

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2017. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Tuesday, December 19

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

Alabama's Gulf Coast welcomes Brandon Styles and the 1st live production show! 1 SHOW 60 IMPRESSIONS 1 HOUR FAMILY FRIENDLY

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Wednesday, December 20

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Thursday, December 21

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

50th Annual "Trim a Tree" Holiday Arts & Crafts Event

Foley

Annual event since 1967. Holiday local Arts & Crafts, handmade items. Something for everyone on your shopping list. Unique one of a kind ornaments, decorations, art.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Friday, December 22

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Decorated for Christmas! . 251-471-6364. www.braggmitchellmansion.com. Admission charged. 1906 Springhill Ave.--Tour the Mansion with traditional decorations adorning each room. The gift shop will be open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m ., Tues. - Fri. with last tour at 3 p.m.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season at The Wharf!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa’s Village at The Wharf.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

Sound Sessions takes place in The Grill at Iron City. Did you know that despite being the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful, sprawling farms? The Grill at Iron City recognizes the importance of supporting these local farms while at the same time providing the city with fresh, homegrown produce. All of the incredible dishes on Iron City’s menu are made using locally sourced vegetables and Alabama Gulf Coast seafood.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Saturday, December 23

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit live reindeer, decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, or listen to local groups perform holiday selections, 5-9pm.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Sunday, December 24

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

A heartwarming must-see that will get you into the swing of the holiday season with Scrooge’s search for redemption and a spectacular, magical evening of ghosts, festivity, and goodwill. Under new direction this season, there are sure to be a few extra surprises in store for all who love Alabama’s favorite holiday tradition. “God bless us, every one!”

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Services

Birmingham

Christmas Eve Services: 3:30 p.m. Children's service and Blessing of the Creche; 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Festal Eucharist with the Cathedral Choirs and Ambassador Brass Quintet, with the Music of Christmas beginning at 10:25 p.m.; Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com/sportsman.htm. Admission charged. Sportsman Lake Park--Drive through animated light displays, miniature train ride and more. Call or visit website for exact dates and times

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

The Trees of Christmas. 256-383-0533. www.tvaa.net. Admission charged. Tennessee Valley Museum of Art--Features a display of live spruce and fir trees decorated in themes by community groups and local individuals who create a holiday extravaganza of both traditionally elegant and whimsically unexpected decorated trees. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Monday, December 25

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Services

Birmingham

Christmas Eve Services: 3:30 p.m. Children's service and Blessing of the Creche; 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Festal Eucharist with the Cathedral Choirs and Ambassador Brass Quintet, with the Music of Christmas beginning at 10:25 p.m.; Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Tuesday, December 26

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

Alabama's Gulf Coast welcomes Brandon Styles and the 1st live production show! 1 SHOW 60 IMPRESSIONS 1 HOUR FAMILY FRIENDLY

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Wednesday, December 27

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Mason Music's Frozen Preschool Camp

Vestavia Hills

Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Winter Break Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp during winter break that allows each student to learn how to sing and play instruments like the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Thursday, December 28

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Mason Music's Frozen Preschool Camp

Vestavia Hills

Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Winter Break Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp during winter break that allows each student to learn how to sing and play instruments like the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Friday, December 29

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season at The Wharf!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Mason Music's Frozen Preschool Camp

Vestavia Hills

Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

Sound Sessions takes place in The Grill at Iron City. Did you know that despite being the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful, sprawling farms? The Grill at Iron City recognizes the importance of supporting these local farms while at the same time providing the city with fresh, homegrown produce. All of the incredible dishes on Iron City’s menu are made using locally sourced vegetables and Alabama Gulf Coast seafood.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Winter Break Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp during winter break that allows each student to learn how to sing and play instruments like the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Saturday, December 30

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Sunday, December 31

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017, at The Mobile Museum of Art, presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

Annual Holiday Flower Show with beds full of winter annuals and perennials plus large specimen camellias throughout a 20 acre garden atop the first outcropping of the Appalachians. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

The Christmas spirit has arrived to Big Spring Park with beautiful trees, special events and more for the family to stroll and enjoy.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

Call or visit website for exact event date and schedule. 205-733-3776, ext. 101. birminghambowl.com. Admission charged. Legion Field--The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Join us for Christmas cANDYland! Be sure to check out the cANDYland Cottages, our custom built child-sized playhouses, open every weekend in December.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts November 30 through December 4, December 7 through 10 and starts again December 14 and goes through December 31.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

More than 2 million holiday lights are lit the Friday after Thanksgiving at Arab City Park. Enjoy the lights as you walk along the paved trail. Event is free.

City of Fairhope New Year's Eve Celebration

Fairhope

Dec 31, Fairhope. Fairhope New Year's Eve Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Downtown--Band starts playing at 8:30 p.m. at corner of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street, fireworks and a ball drop at midnight, and more. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

DUD Parade

Livingston

Dec 31, Livingston. DUD Parade. 205-652-1580. www.sumteralchamber.com. Free. Downtown--New Year's Eve parade with participants dressed in costume and masks.

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 27th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

Galaxy of Lights. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Fee for attractions only. Huntsville Botanical Garden--A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

Joe Wheeler State Park's Annual New Year's Eve Party 2018

Rogersville

Joe Wheeler State Park's Annual New Year's Eve Party

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Imagination Place Children's Museum at the Hardin Center is pleased to present their annual Let it Snow! children's holiday exhibit. Children will delight in our indoor winter wonderland complete with snow made from a special polymer.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Noon Year's Eve at LuLu's!

Gulf Shores

The Free Family Fun Event of the Year! Come help us celebrate Noon Year's Eve in Style with a HUGE Beach Ball Drop and countdown to Noon! Kid Friendly Music will be rocking the house!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2017

Troy

Call for exact event date and time. The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Reelin' in the New Year at The Wharf

Orange Beach

2018, you’re on the hook and we’re bringin’ ya in! Reel in this upcoming year with us at The Wharf for our annual New Year’s Eve Street Party.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Yesterday's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party

Athens

Make your New Year's Eve plans to party with Yesterday's and dance the night away.