Arts and Culture
Alabama is a creative cultural powerhouse that is unrivaled. Art is not just another attraction here, it is a part of the heart and soul of Sweet Home Alabama. Film festivals, art museums and sites dedicated to the state’s most famous artists celebrate distinctive artistic styles that can be found nowhere else. Be transformed into another world through a theater performance or find your new favorite artist through a gallery tour. No matter what your interests may be, Alabama’s culture and arts scene has something for everyone.
5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Small Town Alabama
People in today’s world are looking for ways to enjoy the season with the whole family. Alabama’s small towns have planned a number of events that combine unique, festive activities with Southern charm offering Southern comfort. Here are our top five must-do Christmas events in the state:
Located on North Court Square in Andalusia, this small southeastern Alabama city brings Christmas to life with its annual Candyland event. This outdoor celebration features miniature cottages to spark a child’s imagination, ice skating, snow tubing, horse-drawn carriage rides, train rides, a Christmas Spectacular show, Elsa and Her Enchanted Garden, a snow show, an Arctic Trek Maze Run and visits with Santa. Candyland is open Dec. 3-31, and most events are free: there is a cost to rent skates and for snow tubing.
This is the 50th year of the Christmas on the River event in Demopolis. The Tombigbee River is the setting for this annual event held Dec. 2-4. The event includes an Alabama state championship BBQ cookoff, a children’s hamburger cookoff, a 5K run, candlelight tours and photo ops, Christmas in the Canebrake home tours and the Christmas on the River gala featuring the Emerald...
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Whether it's watching a performance at the local theater or walking through a museum, Alabama has some of the greatest arts experiences waiting for you.
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