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Today, December 11

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Alabama Craft Beer Fest

Tuscaloosa

Baumhower's Victory Grilles statewide celebrate the first Alabama Craft Beer Fest - serving distinctive labels from local breweries through December 11th. $2.99 pints and $3.99 pilsners all day every day!

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in Daphne

Daphne

A series of Christmas events in downtown Daphne, including children's activities, visits with Santa, snow, holiday music and more.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Festival 2017

Selma

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

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa in the Park

Arab

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Tomorrow, December 12

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Main Street Christmas

Prattville

Enjoy the lights and decorations, visit with Santa, and have fun while you visit the shops of Downtown Prattville for gifts for all the special people on your Christmas list. There will be caroling, children’s projects, hot chocolate, and more. Participate in the Chamber of Commerce Cash Mob for prizes when you shop downtown. Bring your family and friends and stroll through the lights of downtown and enjoy the dancing lights on the spillway and the 30’ Christmas Tree. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854 or visit the website and www.prattvilleal.gov.

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Albertville Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House

Albertville

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

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

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in Daphne

Daphne

A series of Christmas events in downtown Daphne, including children's activities, visits with Santa, snow, holiday music and more.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Festival 2017

Selma

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

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa in the Park

Arab

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Wednesday, December 13

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in Daphne

Daphne

A series of Christmas events in downtown Daphne, including children's activities, visits with Santa, snow, holiday music and more.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Festival 2017

Selma

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

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa in the Park

Arab

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Sweeplings in Concert

Huntsville

The Sweeplings will perform their magic on the Tangled String Studios stage on December 13th at 7:00 PM! This dynamic duo has sold out four previous concerts here, so don’t delay! Feel free to bring your beverage of choice! Huntsville, AL singer and songwriter Whitney Dean discovered Cami Bradley of Spokane, WA, when she was a contestant on America’s Got Talent and he was coming off of a two-year stint with The Civil Wars’ John Paul White. Comparisons to Civil Wars extend to the Sweeplings’ sound, which has similar close, coed harmonies and haunting folk lyrics. NPR Music voted their song “Carry Me Home” as Music You’ll Fall In Love With. The Sweeplings premiered their video for “What Have We Become” on the popular TV series, Pretty Little Liars. Dean and Bradley are looking forward to sharing their new music with us on Dec 13th!

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Thursday, December 14

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Prattville

A Charlie Brown Christmas December 7-17, 2017 Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Birmingham

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in Daphne

Daphne

A series of Christmas events in downtown Daphne, including children's activities, visits with Santa, snow, holiday music and more.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Festival 2017

Selma

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

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Patterson Hood In Concert – Two Shows!

Huntsville

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa in the Park

Arab

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Friday, December 15

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Art After Hours @ Lowe Mill A&E

Huntsville

Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons, collectors, and art lovers to join us for Art After Hours. Art After Hours gives the public a chance to meet the visiting artists and to purchase the work featured in our six public galleries. This exhibition will be on display December 13, 2017 through February 10, 2018. An opening reception will be held December 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The exhibitions include Adam Landingham's portrait's on copper; an installation playing with color on light by Andrew Kozlowski; Brian Bohanan’s spiritual paintings; Brian Edmonds abstract, geometric paintings that create space and tension with line, color, and shape; Carolyn Lambert Wass’s ceramic figures of animals painted vibrant colors; and Chris Cumbie's mix-media sculptures formed from repurposed objects.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in Daphne

Daphne

A series of Christmas events in downtown Daphne, including children's activities, visits with Santa, snow, holiday music and more.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Folktopia: American Self-Taught Art

Dothan

"Folktopia: American Self-Taught Art," and exhibition at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, explores the personal expressions of twenty self-taught artists. The show was guest curated by Marcia Weber of Marcia Weber Art Objects in Montgomery, Alabama.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Festival 2017

Selma

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

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Midday Music: The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble

Birmingham

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

Orange Beach

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Remington College Mobile Campus gives this holiday season

Mobile

The Salon at Remington College Mobile Campus is giving and collecting gifts this holiday season.

Santa in the Park

Arab

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Saturday, December 16

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

ART TALK: Deborah Willis

Mobile

Dr. Deborah Willis, Curator of MMofA special exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, joins us to talk about concepts explored in the critically-acclaimed exhibition now on view.

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Almost on the River 2017

Gainesville

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Christmas Open House

Montgomery

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Christmas Open House. 334-264-4222. ----Come join us as we celebrate Christmas with our Christmas Open House! There will be hot and cold drinks, warm music, Christmas cookies and rumors of sugarplums. The perfect event for a family outing. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Festival 2017

Selma

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

Holiday Hoopla at CHOM!

Tuscaloosa

Holiday Hoopla at CHOM! Saturday, December 16, 2017 10 am-4 pm Make your way through the ornament and gift creating stations all throughout CHOM! Then, head over to the wrapping area and Wrap It Up!!

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Horse & Carriage Rides at The Wharf

Orange Beach

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

Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day at The Wharf

Orange Beach

t’s true that your kiddos are the original masterpieces, but now we wanna see you make a few to display for the holidays! Come DIY at The Wharf during our inaugural Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day. It will be any budding artist’s playground.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa in the Park

Arab

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Wreaths Across America at ALNC

Montevallo

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

Sunday, December 17

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Alabama Ballet Presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Homewood

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece.

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Belles

Pelham

Crazy Christmas Comedy!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Holiday Spectacular

Birmingham

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

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

Birmingham

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Monday, December 18

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Jazz Jambalaya

Mobile

MOJO hosts a monthly "info-edu-tainment" event on the 4th Monday. Jazz education, food, live JAZZ!

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Tuesday, December 19

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

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

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Wednesday, December 20

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Thursday, December 21

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

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

Foley

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

LIVE at the Museum: The Red Clay Strays

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art hosts The Red Clay Strays in our quarterly program, LIVE at the Museum.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Friday, December 22

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Folktopia: American Self-Taught Art

Dothan

"Folktopia: American Self-Taught Art," and exhibition at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, explores the personal expressions of twenty self-taught artists. The show was guest curated by Marcia Weber of Marcia Weber Art Objects in Montgomery, Alabama.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

Orange Beach

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Remington College Mobile Campus gives this holiday season

Mobile

The Salon at Remington College Mobile Campus is giving and collecting gifts this holiday season.

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Saturday, December 23

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

2017 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Birmingham Bowl 2017

Birmingham

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Cow Party with Moosie at CHOM!

Tuscaloosa

Christmas Cow Party with Moosie at CHOM! Saturday, December 23, 2017 10 am-4 pm Santa Cows Story! Make a Santa Cow ornament!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Santa's Village

Huntsville

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Sunday, December 24

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Christmas Carol

Montgomery

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas Services

Birmingham

Christmas Eve Services: 3:30 p.m. Children's service and Blessing of the Creche; 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Festal Eucharist with the Cathedral Choirs and Ambassador Brass Quintet, with the Music of Christmas beginning at 10:25 p.m.; Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland

Cullman

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

The Trees of Christmas 2017

Tuscumbia

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Monday, December 25

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas Services

Birmingham

Christmas Eve Services: 3:30 p.m. Children's service and Blessing of the Creche; 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Festal Eucharist with the Cathedral Choirs and Ambassador Brass Quintet, with the Music of Christmas beginning at 10:25 p.m.; Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Tuesday, December 26

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

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

Brandon Styles Impressions & Variety Show

Orange Beach

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

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Wednesday, December 27

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Mason Music's Frozen Preschool Camp

Vestavia Hills

Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Winter Break Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp during winter break that allows each student to learn how to sing and play instruments like the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Thursday, December 28

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Mason Music's Frozen Preschool Camp

Vestavia Hills

Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Winter Break Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp during winter break that allows each student to learn how to sing and play instruments like the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Friday, December 29

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Folktopia: American Self-Taught Art

Dothan

"Folktopia: American Self-Taught Art," and exhibition at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, explores the personal expressions of twenty self-taught artists. The show was guest curated by Marcia Weber of Marcia Weber Art Objects in Montgomery, Alabama.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Orange Beach

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Mason Music's Frozen Preschool Camp

Vestavia Hills

Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Remington College Mobile Campus gives this holiday season

Mobile

The Salon at Remington College Mobile Campus is giving and collecting gifts this holiday season.

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Winter Break Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp during winter break that allows each student to learn how to sing and play instruments like the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Saturday, December 30

"Gravitation" -- Works by Jacob Phillips

Dothan

"Gravitation" features collected examinations by artist Jacob Phillips of various environments that tell a story of movements in nature. Phillips is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is his first solo museum exhibition.

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa! Event dates are Nov. 23-Dec 23 and Dec. 26-30, 2017

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Sunday, December 31

2017 Christmas Lights at Palisades Park

Oneonta

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

5 Mobile Artists

Mobile

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

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Mobile

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

Annual Holiday Flower Show

Wetumpka

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Candyland: Snow in South Alabama

Andalusia

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

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

City of Fairhope New Year's Eve Celebration

Fairhope

Dec 31, Fairhope. Fairhope New Year's Eve Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Downtown--Band starts playing at 8:30 p.m. at corner of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street, fireworks and a ball drop at midnight, and more. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf Shores

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

DUD Parade

Livingston

Dec 31, Livingston. DUD Parade. 205-652-1580. www.sumteralchamber.com. Free. Downtown--New Year's Eve parade with participants dressed in costume and masks.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Galaxy of Lights 2017

Huntsville

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

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

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

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

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

Noon Year's Eve at LuLu's!

Gulf Shores

The Free Family Fun Event of the Year! Come help us celebrate Noon Year's Eve in Style with a HUGE Beach Ball Drop and countdown to Noon! Kid Friendly Music will be rocking the house!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

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

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Mobile

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

Reelin' in the New Year at The Wharf

Orange Beach

2018, you’re on the hook and we’re bringin’ ya in! Reel in this upcoming year with us at The Wharf for our annual New Year’s Eve Street Party.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

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

Tinsel Trail 2017

Huntsville

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

Yesterday's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party

Athens

Make your New Year's Eve plans to party with Yesterday's and dance the night away.