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Today, December 8

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)" - a play by Steve Franco

Union Springs

“A comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” - The Thistle

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

9th 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.

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 6-9.

ARC Realty Presents Samford Legacy League's Christmas Home Tour

Vestavia Hills

Samford Legacy League's Christmas Home Tour presented by ARC Realty features five exquisite homes showcasing unique architectural elements and festive seasonal décor. Guests may also shop at the Holiday Gift Market at the Samford President's Home.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

Huntsville’s seasonal family tradition returns revitalized! This musical premiere of a new version of A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ beloved story of redemption.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol (Student Matinee)

Huntsville

Huntsville’s seasonal family tradition returns revitalized! This musical premiere of a new version of A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ beloved story of redemption.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

INTO THE WOODS

Gadsden

Characters Theatrics and Gadsden State are proud to present Into the Woods

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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.

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

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!

Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story

Gardendale

Dec. 7th, 9th and 10th, 2016 Gardendale Presbyterian Church will present Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story a Play by Collin Wilcox Paxton

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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 in the Hunt School 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 Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2016; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

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. 25-Dec. 10, 2015; 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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 7-11, 2016, 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.

Tomorrow, December 9

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)" - a play by Steve Franco

Union Springs

“A comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” - The Thistle

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

34th 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.

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

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 6-9.

Andalusia Ballet's The Nutcracker

Andalusia

Dec 9 -11, Andalusia. The Nutcracker. 334-222-6620. www.andalusiaballet.com. Admission charged. LBW Dixon Center for the Performing Arts--The holiday ballet about a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. FRI, SAT 7:30 p.m. SUN 2:30 p.m.

Annual Christmas Concert

Prattville

Prattville Community Chorus and Prattville Pops present their Annual Christmas Concert featuring music of the Season for the entire family. Concert is free and open to the public, but a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Autauga Interfaith Care Center Food Bank is appreciated.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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.

Camellia and Winter Blooming Azalea Show

Wetumpka

Enjoy 20 acres filled with mature camellias in bloom with the beautiful colors of Alabama's State Flower. A unique variety of azaleas also surprise visitors during periods of above -freezing weather. Winter annual flower beds add to this garden filled with classical statuary, fountains and pools. Jasmine Hill is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

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.

Chilly Fest

Linden

Chilly Fest. 334-295-5051. www.lindenalabama.net. Free. Downtown---Christmas Parade of Lights, Chilly Chili Run, a chili cook-off, arts & crafts and more will take place during the two day event. Visit the website for events and times.

Christmas In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

Huntsville’s seasonal family tradition returns revitalized! This musical premiere of a new version of A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ beloved story of redemption.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

Huntsville’s seasonal family tradition returns revitalized! This musical premiere of a new version of A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ beloved story of redemption.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

INTO THE WOODS

Gadsden

Characters Theatrics and Gadsden State are proud to present Into the Woods

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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.

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

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!

NASA Star Party

Fort Payne

Join us at the Canyon Center for a night of stars. Educator John Weiss from NASA will be leading this star party. There will be opportunities to see meteor and lunar samples, look at stars through the telescopes, and have hot chocolate, cookies, and apple cider.

Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story

Gardendale

Dec. 7th, 9th and 10th, 2016 Gardendale Presbyterian Church will present Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story a Play by Collin Wilcox Paxton

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2016

Troy

The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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 in the Hunt School 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 Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2016; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

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. 25-Dec. 10, 2015; 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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Southern Bazaar's Artisan and Boutique Clothing Show

Birmingham

Southern Bazaar's Arts & Crafts and Boutique Clothing Show.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 7-11, 2016, 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 10

"Dickens Christmas Y'all"

Tuscumbia

"Dickens Christmas Y'all". 256-383-0783. www.visittuscumbiaal.com. Free. Downtown--A Dickens Feast, carriage rides, music, arts & crafts and food vendors. Call or see website for times.

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)" - a play by Steve Franco

Union Springs

“A comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” - The Thistle

2016 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.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

34th 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.

41st Annual Parade of Lights

Rogersville

41st Annual Joe Wheeler State Park Parade of Lights. Boat Parade Starts at 6PM

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Andalusia Ballet's The Nutcracker

Andalusia

Dec 9 -11, Andalusia. The Nutcracker. 334-222-6620. www.andalusiaballet.com. Admission charged. LBW Dixon Center for the Performing Arts--The holiday ballet about a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. FRI, SAT 7:30 p.m. SUN 2:30 p.m.

Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

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 Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

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!

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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.

Chilly Fest

Linden

Chilly Fest. 334-295-5051. www.lindenalabama.net. Free. Downtown---Christmas Parade of Lights, Chilly Chili Run, a chili cook-off, arts & crafts and more will take place during the two day event. Visit the website for events and times.

Christmas In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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 Helen Keller Birthplace

Tuscumbia

Christmas at Helen Keller Birthplace. 256-383-4066. www.helenkellerbirthplace.org. Admission charged.. Helen Keller Birthplace and Home--See the beautiful live holiday decorations adorning the historic birthplace and home of "America's First Lady of Courage". 256-383-4066

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 the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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 Coosa

Wetumpka

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas parade, fireworks, food, and fun!

Coastal Christmas

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.

Community of Readers

Birmingham

The goal of this family-friendly program is to improve the literacy, language and life skills of children and parents. Families learn how to improve their reading habits and enhance the time they spend together through reading. There is usually a guest reader and books are handed out.

DASH AWAY 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run & Family Fun Day!

Bessemer

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Dash Away & Family Fun Day!”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

Huntsville’s seasonal family tradition returns revitalized! This musical premiere of a new version of A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ beloved story of redemption.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

INTO THE WOODS

Gadsden

Characters Theatrics and Gadsden State are proud to present Into the Woods

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this holiday season!

Imagination Place's Snacks with Santa

Gadsden

Imagination Place presents their annual Snacks with Santa on December 10 from 10 am - noon. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus and share milk and cookies with him. Snacks with Santa is included with regular admission.

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.

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

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!

Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story

Gardendale

Dec. 7th, 9th and 10th, 2016 Gardendale Presbyterian Church will present Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story a Play by Collin Wilcox Paxton

Pepper Place Saturday Market

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-802-2100 ext. 230. 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 2016

Troy

The magic of the Christmas season is brought to life and the treasured simplicity returns.

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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 in the Hunt School 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 Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2016; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

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. 25-Dec. 10, 2015; 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

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Snacks with Santa

Gadsden

Kids bring your parents and come visit Santa to tell him what you want for Christmas this year!

Southern Bazaar's Artisan and Boutique Clothing Show

Birmingham

Southern Bazaar's Arts & Crafts and Boutique Clothing Show.

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour & Luminaries

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.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 7-11, 2016, 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.

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.

“Christmas through the Ages” at Fort Gaines

Dauphin Island

Surround yourself with history at Fort Gaines! Completed in 1861, visitors delight at this site of The Battle of Mobile Bay. Explore the grounds while hearing stories of days gone by watching live reenactments.

Sunday, December 11

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)" - a play by Steve Franco

Union Springs

“A comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” - The Thistle

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Andalusia Ballet's The Nutcracker

Andalusia

Dec 9 -11, Andalusia. The Nutcracker. 334-222-6620. www.andalusiaballet.com. Admission charged. LBW Dixon Center for the Performing Arts--The holiday ballet about a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. FRI, SAT 7:30 p.m. SUN 2:30 p.m.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas Open House, Tour of Homes and Parade

Courtland

Christmas Open House and Tour of Homes. 256-637-2707 Free. City Park, 415 Tennessee Street--Come see the city of Courtland in the Christmas spirit. Browse in antique shops, get a ride in a horse drawn carriage and tour several homes decorated for the season.

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

Huntsville’s seasonal family tradition returns revitalized! This musical premiere of a new version of A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ beloved story of redemption.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

INTO THE WOODS

Gadsden

Characters Theatrics and Gadsden State are proud to present Into the Woods

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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.

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

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!

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Southern Bazaar's Artisan and Boutique Clothing Show

Birmingham

Southern Bazaar's Arts & Crafts and Boutique Clothing Show.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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

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 7-11, 2016, 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 12

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2016

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2016. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 5, 12 and 19 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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

Red Bay Christmas Parade 2016

Red Bay

The theme of the 2016 parade is "Making Christmas Treasures". Holiday events will occur in Heritage Park after the parade, including the drawing of winners in the Red Bay Bucks contest.

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 13

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 14

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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 Gazebo

Fulton

Christmas at the Gazebo. 334-636-9527. Free. Downtown Fulton--Food and fellowship with music provided by local choirs and artists. 6-8 p.m.

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 15

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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.

Senior Lunch Matinee

Athens

Senior Lunch Matinee, 3rd Thursday each month, lunch and live entertainment, open to all senior groups, complete lunch $11, show is free with paid lunch, cash or personal check, e-mail reservations required, info@yesterdaysevents.com

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 16

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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.

Camellia and Winter Blooming Azalea Show

Wetumpka

Enjoy 20 acres filled with mature camellias in bloom with the beautiful colors of Alabama's State Flower. A unique variety of azaleas also surprise visitors during periods of above -freezing weather. Winter annual flower beds add to this garden filled with classical statuary, fountains and pools. Jasmine Hill is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Mid-Day Music: The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble

Birmingham

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

Quilt Challenge

Florence

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild issues a challenge to its members to create innovative quilts following a new set of rules each year. The exhibit includes creative and varied works of fiber art.

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 17

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

2016 Make it to the Line 4 Mile Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run

Orange Beach

Every year after all of the Christmas festivities are over, we help take some of those extra pounds off. Run, jog, walk or crawl to the line at our 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run. Individuals and families up to three members can compete.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Alabama Youth Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER

Pelham

The Alabama Youth Ballet and the City of Pelham present their 12th annual performance of Stevan Grebel's THE NUTCRACKER.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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 Vest Pocket Christmas Carol

Birmingham

Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Etowah Youth Orchestras Holiday Concert

Gadsden

The Etowah Youth Orchestras present their annual holiday concert at Wallace Hall on December 17, 2016 at 7 pm.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Artist Market 2016

Huntsville

Join us for an extended Artist Market celebration the Holidays! Open from 10 AM to 6 PM, Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth at the Flying Monkey Arts Center and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. For vendor guidelines and registration information visit the Flying Monkey Website.

Holiday Festival

Dec 5-17, Selma. Holiday Festival. 334-874-2145. www.SelmaAlabama.com. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.--A community celebration of the holiday season. A two week long craft show and bake sale with Santa in attendance some afternoons. 10 a.m.- 5 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!

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Tuscaloosa

Acoustic Christmas Concert with Tuscaloosa's own rising Country Music Star, Glen Templeton!

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Mill Market: Textiles

Huntsville

Join us for our Mill Market featuring textiles. Lowe Mill A&E introduces a new buying experience for patrons with Mill Markets. Each market will feature one medium and invited artists and craftspeople from the region.

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Montgomery

Camellia Bowl Football Game. Call or visit website for details.

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.

Sipsey Arts Alliance Christmas Art Market

Fayette

Featuring local and regional artists, crafters and makers. Offering unique one of a kind gifts, stocking stuffers and more. Visit Santa and enjoy community musicians too. Call 205-242-9975 for more information.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Solstice Market at Flying Monkey Arts

Huntsville

Flying Monkey Arts Solstice Market is a splendid, super-sized celebration event! Stroll through the diverse and eclectic resident studios set up in between visiting local and regional artists and craftspeople displaying works for sale from the traditional to the bizarre Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 Alabama National Cemetery

Montevallo

Wreaths Across America at ALNC is part of a Nation-wide program to place a live wreath on each Veteran's gravesite to remember the fallen, to honor those who are serving in uniform today and teach younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms we enjoy in America.

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.

Sunday, December 18

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

December 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 10, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. December 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.

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 3 pm.

Alabama Youth Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER

Pelham

The Alabama Youth Ballet and the City of Pelham present their 12th annual performance of Stevan Grebel's THE NUTCRACKER.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Mobile

This Concert-Service features a massed choir composed of members of The Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society, The GSPC Sanctuary Choir and the Spring Hill College Chorale. This concert-service is accompanied by an orchestra composed of members of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season!

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Tuscaloosa

An intimate afternoon of music with Tuscaloosa's own rising Country Music Star, Glen Templeton.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

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.

Sipsey Arts Alliance Christmas Art Market

Fayette

Featuring local and regional artists, crafters and makers. Offering unique one of a kind gifts, stocking stuffers and more. Visit Santa and enjoy community musicians too. Call 205-242-9975 for more information.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 19

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2016

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2016. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 5, 12 and 19 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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 20

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 21

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 22

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 23

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

22nd Annual Marshall County Craft Club Christmas Show

Boaz

Marshall County Craft Club presents their annual Christmas Sale. Over 70 members of the ever changing club is offering their creations to the world. Come see your favorites from the past and new crafts all made by local artists

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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.

Camellia and Winter Blooming Azalea Show

Wetumpka

Enjoy 20 acres filled with mature camellias in bloom with the beautiful colors of Alabama's State Flower. A unique variety of azaleas also surprise visitors during periods of above -freezing weather. Winter annual flower beds add to this garden filled with classical statuary, fountains and pools. Jasmine Hill is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and includes 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

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 on December 23, 2016. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Milk & Cookies with Moosie at CHOM!

Tuscaloosa

Milk and Cookies with Moosie!

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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 24

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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 includes 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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

Sportsman's Wonderland.256-734-3052. 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 hours.

The Trees of Christmas

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

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.

Sunday, December 25

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 26

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 27

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Mason Music 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.

Mason Music 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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 28

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Mason Music 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.

Mason Music 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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 29

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Community Kwanzaa

Birmingham

Annual Community Kwanzaa celebration begins at 6 p.m. in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery, highlighting one of the seven principles or "Nguzo Saba" of Kwanzaa and is celebrated and practiced on a single special day during Kwanzaa and ideally continued throughout the year. Additionally, the celebration will feature music, and youth performances.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Birmingham Bowl

Birmingham

Birmingham Bowl . 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 Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

FREE 45-minute programs designed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities at BCRI.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Ice Skating at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Mason Music 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.

Mason Music 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.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 30

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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.

Camellia and Winter Blooming Azalea Show

Wetumpka

Enjoy 20 acres filled with mature camellias in bloom with the beautiful colors of Alabama's State Flower. A unique variety of azaleas also surprise visitors during periods of above -freezing weather. Winter annual flower beds add to this garden filled with classical statuary, fountains and pools. Jasmine Hill is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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 at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this 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!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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 31

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

Annual Festival of Trees

Guntersville

Annual Festival of Trees features over 40 decorated trees and wreaths from around the community.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

Dec Mobile . Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Open House . 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 In The Park

Arab

Nov 25-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. 256-586-3138. www.arab-chamber.org. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show

Childersburg

This special laser light show commemorates the birth of baby Jesus and is shown during every cave tour.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival starts December 1 through 4, December 8 through 11 and starts again December 15 and goes through December 31.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations.

Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

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.

Coastal Christmas

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Festival of Trees XXVI

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 26th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Flora-Bama's New Year's Eve Bash

Orange Beach

The Flora-Bama really gets down on New Year's Eve. Blow it all out before making those pesky resolutions. Live music on all three stages will be rocking' until the party stops. Food, party favors and champagne flow all night and help bring in the New Year the Flora-Bama way. You won't regret it!

Galaxy of Lights 2016

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 at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Lace 'em up and come skate through a winter wonderland at The Wharf this holiday season!

Joe Wheeler State Park's Annual New Year's Eve Party

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!

Mobile's New Year

Mobile

A celebration that begins with the cutting of the world's largest edible MoonPie and continues with an evening of celebratory activities leading up to the giant 600 pound electric MoonPie drop, laser light show and fireworks at midnight.

Montgomery's Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve Street Celebration

Montgomery

Downtown New Year's Eve celebration with live entertainment plus fireworks and confetti.

New Year's Eve for Kids at CHOM!

Tuscaloosa

New Year’s Eve for Kids! Saturday, December 31, 2016 9 am – Noon

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!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art brings you the 5th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday, November 18! Skating in the Park is Museum's annual outdoor skating rink event, which is located directly behind the Museum in Big Spring Park.

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays.

Tinsel Trail

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

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.