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Saturday, December 1

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

"The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular" by Ted Swindley

Union Springs

From the playwright who gave us Hank Williams: Lost Highway and Always...Patsy Cline, Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular and the Red Door guarantee audiences a great way to begin the Christmas season.

2018 Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Cullman

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

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Millbrook Christmas Festival and Parade

Millbrook

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

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

48th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Montgomery

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

ACT State High School Festival 2018

Troy

The Walter Trumbauer Festival has provided quality training and performance opportunities for Alabama theatre students at the secondary level since 1940. The festival consists of 30 individual events, a one act play festival, a studio theatre one act play festival—all for 9th through 12th grades

Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call

Athens

All veterans and their families are invited to the museum for breakfast and a time of fellowship with fellow veterans on every first Saturday of the month.

Alabaster Christmas Parade

Alabaster

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

Artist Market 2018

Columbiana

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the zoo lit with an array of large light displays.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas on the River 2018

Demopolis

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes 2018

Eufaula

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Happy Birthday Alabama Presentation

Orrville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Opelika Annual Christmas Parade

Opelika

Santa will usher in the Christmas Season.

Plantation Christmas at Belle Mont

Tuscumbia

Christmas at Belle Mont Mansion c.1828 Holiday event reminiscent of the "Old South" with traditional live decorations, period Christmas music, vintage ballroom dancing, and homemade refreshments.

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Sugarplum Marketplace

Florence

An annual holiday shopping marketplace

The Christmas Market

Opelika

The AO Christmas Market will be held Nov 29, 30, & Dec 1 at the Bottling Plant in Downtown Opelika, AL. We are benefitting foster children this Christmas with monetary and toy donations. Join us for excellent shopping options and charity benefit!

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Sunday, December 2

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

"The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular" by Ted Swindley

Union Springs

From the playwright who gave us Hank Williams: Lost Highway and Always...Patsy Cline, Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular and the Red Door guarantee audiences a great way to begin the Christmas season.

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

48th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Montgomery

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

Advent Lessons and Carols

Birmingham

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas Celebration

Elberta

Christmas Celebration at The Baldwin County Heritage Museum. Highlights include a Christmas Tree exhibit and the St. Mark's Hand Bell Choir. 251-986-8375 www.facebook.com/BCHeritageM Free. Donations Welcome!

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

See the zoo lit with an array of large light displays.

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with Home Free at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Oxford

Christmas with Home Free at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Perry County Historical Home Tour 2018

Marion

Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Buildings throughout Perry County, sponsored by Perry County Historical and Preservation Society. See old homes, churches, and cemeteries. Shop for local handmade art, crafts, and foods including Mennonite baked goods. 12:30-5:00 pm. 334-292-0319

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Nutcracker

Anniston

The Nutcracker Ballet, performed by The Alabama Ballet

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Monday, December 3

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

1st Monday Weekend Trade Days

Scottsboro

1st Monday Weekend Trade Days. Free. Downtown Courthouse Square--A blend of antique show, craft fair and rummage sale, where bartering, haggling and swapping of goods has not passed on with time. Held the first Sunday and Monday of the month. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

A Colonial Christmas Lunch & Tour

Montevallo

Enjoy a Colonial Christmas at the American Village in Montevallo, AL. Meet patriots of the past, stroll the campus, and share a meal with Martha Washington.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Tuesday, December 4

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dickens Downtown

Northport

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

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

A Colonial Christmas Lunch & Tour

Montevallo

Enjoy a Colonial Christmas at the American Village in Montevallo, AL. Meet patriots of the past, stroll the campus, and share a meal with Martha Washington.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Dickens Downtown

Northport

Dickens Downtown is a yearly celebration on the 2nd Tuesday of each December. It is sponsored by the Downtown Northport Merchants Association.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Rappelling Adventure

Fort Payne

Rappelling in Northeast Alabama

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Wednesday, December 5

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

"Babes in Toyland"

Mobile

Mobile's Playhouse-in-the-Park will present the Victor Herbert classic “Babes in Toyland” on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The single public performance, which brings favorite storybook characters to life, will play at the historic 1927 Saenger Theatre at 6 South Joachim Street in downtown Mobile. Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing song and dance adventures as they help save Christmas! Gypsies, Toy Soldiers, elves, and an array of beautiful sets and costumes make this musical a truly breathtaking experience for audiences. There will be ONE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM at the Saenger; admission $20.00 at the door.

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

A Colonial Christmas Lunch & Tour

Montevallo

Enjoy a Colonial Christmas at the American Village in Montevallo, AL. Meet patriots of the past, stroll the campus, and share a meal with Martha Washington.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Thursday, December 6

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

A Colonial Christmas Lunch & Tour

Montevallo

Enjoy a Colonial Christmas at the American Village in Montevallo, AL. Meet patriots of the past, stroll the campus, and share a meal with Martha Washington.

Albertville Christmas Parade

Albertville

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Grove Hill Christmas Parade

Grove Hill

Christmas Parade at 4 pm followed by Santa, food, games, arts and crafts for children and lots more.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Friday, December 7

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

36th Annual Christmas Fest

Bay Minette

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

A Chili Country Christmas 2018

Brundidge

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

A Colonial Christmas Lunch & Tour

Montevallo

Enjoy a Colonial Christmas at the American Village in Montevallo, AL. Meet patriots of the past, stroll the campus, and share a meal with Martha Washington.

Annual Christmas Concert with Prattville Pops and Chorus

Prattville

The Annual Christmas Concert features the Pops Concert and Jazz Bands and the Community Chorus performing songs of the holidays.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at Arlington

Birmingham

Celebrate with Arlington's staff and volunteers as they celebrate Christmas Open House. See local designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past. Fri, Hanging of the Green Candlelight Tour and Reception 6-9; Sat., 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Christmas in a Railroad Town

Opelika

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas in the Park

Foley

Christmas carols, Santa and lighting of the Christmas Tree. Call (251) 943-1300 for more information. www.visityfoley.org

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

December First Friday

Gadsden

Join us in Downtown Gadsden for the December First Friday from 5pm-8pm.

Dickens Christmas Feast

Tuscumbia

A Holiday dinner with the Charles Dickens novel, "A Christmas Carol."

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Fridays Bicentennial Kick-Off

Florence

The City of Florence will kick off its Bicentennial events with the First Fridays event on Friday, March 2, 2018, in downtown Florence. The event will be from 5-8 p.m.

First Fridays Florence

Florence

Join friends, family or co-workers to experience the wonderfully festive atmosphere of First Fridays in Downtown Florence! On the first Friday of each month from March through December, Historic Downtown Florence comes alive with art, music, shopping and entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy the sights and sounds around every corner – dine in one of our fine restaurants – shop at our galleries and stores – or take a leisurely stroll to enjoy one-of-a-kind arts and the finest live music around!

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

Jersey Boys THE BROADWAY MUSICAL - NATIONAL TOUR at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Oxford

Jersey Boys THE BROADWAY MUSICAL - NATIONAL TOUR at Oxford Performing Arts Center

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Merry Market Unique Gifts and Arts & Crafts Expo

Orange Beach

Thursday, December 10th--Preview Party Friday, December 11th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, December 12th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Saturday, December 8

"An Eclectic Christmas"

Eclectic

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

"Dickens Christmas Y'all"

Tuscumbia

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

2018 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).

2018 Christmas at Ivy Green

Tuscumbia

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

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Florala Christmas in the South Parade

Florala

Christmas parade in downtown Florala, 5 pm.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner

Mooresville

The 1818 village of Mooresville offers a holiday tour of the historic buildings and five private homes decorated for the season. Homes open & shopping available 2 to 6. Salad in Brick Church. Dinner seatings at 3:30 and 4:45 in town square. Dessert and coffee in Peebles' barn. Reservations required. $75 per person. www.mooresvilleal.com. Click on Holiday Dinner in the menu. Or call 256-355-2683

2018 Parade of Lights

Rogersville

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

2018 Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour & Luminaries

Huntsville

Join us for the 40th annual Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour. Take a nostalgic walk down luminary lit streets and avenues in Huntsville's historic Twickenham District. Tour private residences, the Weeden House Museum and other historic buildings ornately decorated for the holidays. Musicians add to the festive holiday spirit!

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

25th Annual “Christmas through the Ages” at Fort Gaines

Dauphin Island

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

36th Annual Christmas Fest

Bay Minette

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

4th Annual Unitarian Universalist Holiday Market

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our annual Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa holiday market showcasing local artists and artisans on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are excited to announce our partnership with Grace Presbyterian Church this year, and the holiday market will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa. Featured arts and crafts include handmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, wearable items, hand-sewn pieces, and paintings, among many others. In addition, local food items such as Mennonite breads will also be available for purchase. Coffee, tea, and lunch, including delicious homemade soups and desserts, will also be on sale.

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

Alabama Wildlife Center's Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

Hoover

Holiday-themed crafts and ornaments, handmade jewelry, gifts with a natural theme, jams, jellies, preserves, baked goods,frozen casseroles, and smoked meat, visit with Santa, just in time for the holidays.

Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade 2018

Gulf Shores

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade held on the 2nd Saturday in December each year. Beginning at 5:00pm, the parade travels the Intracoastal Waterway Canal and ends approximately around 8:30pm.

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.

Ball of Christmas Past

Tuscumbia

Everyone is welcome for an evening of English country dancing music of the Regency Time period.

Billy Claus Comes to LuLu's

Gulf Shores

A fun filled, family event for all ages! Lucy Buffett will tell the story of her book Billy Claus, Billy will listen to all the kids' holiday wishes, and there will be crafts and live music all day.

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Blue Light Special Art Show

Leeds

Blue Light Special Art Show is an annual art show with over 50 vendors!

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.

Christmas Art Market

Gulf Shores

Christmas Art Market, an event of the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance and the First Presbyterian Church

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas Open House

Bon Secour

Enjoy walking through our 6000 sq ft home decorated for Christmas. We will have live music and appetizers.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Decatur

The Historic Decatur Christmas Tour is held the second Saturday in December each year: During this time many of the homes in Decatur’s historic districts open their doors for public tours.

Christmas at Arlington

Birmingham

Celebrate with Arlington's staff and volunteers as they celebrate Christmas Open House. See local designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past. Fri, Hanging of the Green Candlelight Tour and Reception 6-9; Sat., 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Christmas at Helen Keller Birthplace

Tuscumbia

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas on the Coosa

Wetumpka

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Cookies with Santa

Albertville

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

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Art Sale 2018

Auburn

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

Jersey Boys THE BROADWAY MUSICAL - NATIONAL TOUR at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Oxford

Jersey Boys THE BROADWAY MUSICAL - NATIONAL TOUR at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Jingle Bell Square

Scottsboro

Celebrate the holiday season in Scottsboro with our Jingle Bell Trail of Christmas Trees, Jingle Bell 5k, and the Christmas Parade!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let It Snow

Foley

Bring your mittens and it will snow!! 11:00 a.m. following the Christmas Parade the snow begins with Christmas fun. Call (251) 943-1300 for more information.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Merry Market Unique Gifts and Arts & Crafts Expo

Orange Beach

Thursday, December 10th--Preview Party Friday, December 11th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, December 12th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scottsboro Christmas Parade

Scottsboro

Saturday Evening December 8. Scottsboro Christmas Parade. 256-259-5500. www.discoverjacksoncountyalabama.com. Broad St to Jingle Bell Square--Parade from 5-8 p.m.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

Snacks with Santa

Gadsden

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

Snacks with Santa

Gadsden

A day of special holiday fun is planned for Saturday, December 8 as the Hardin Center hosts their annual Snacks with Santa. Santa Claus arrives in the lobby at 10 am and will stay until noon. Children can visit with Santa while enjoying free snacks provided by Downtown Gadsden, Inc.

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 2018

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 Nutcracker

Fairhope

The area’s premiere ballet company, The Bay Shore Ballet Theatre, returns to the stage with its highly acclaimed production of the great holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” to be presented at the Fairhope Civic Center on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

Huntsville

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

Twilight Christmas Parade

Atmore

The streets of Atmore "Light Up"!

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Sunday, December 9

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with the Dickens’ classic! Your family is invited to follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly musical journey through his past, present and future, as he receives the most important Christmas gift of all - redemption through the power of love. Recommended for age 6 and up.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Blue Light Special Art Show

Leeds

Blue Light Special Art Show is an annual art show with over 50 vendors!

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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas at Arlington

Birmingham

Celebrate with Arlington's staff and volunteers as they celebrate Christmas Open House. See local designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past. Fri, Hanging of the Green Candlelight Tour and Reception 6-9; Sat., 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Christmas at Wheeler

Hillsboro

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Nutcracker

Fairhope

The area’s premiere ballet company, The Bay Shore Ballet Theatre, returns to the stage with its highly acclaimed production of the great holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” to be presented at the Fairhope Civic Center on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

Huntsville

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

Victorian Christmas

Dothan

Free. Landmark Park--Holiday open house with turn-of-the-century desserts, hot chocolate and cider and creating traditional Christmas decorations. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Monday, December 10

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told... and Then Some!

Dothan

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents dinner & show for the holidays.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Tuesday, December 11

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told... and Then Some!

Dothan

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents dinner & show for the holidays.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Wednesday, December 12

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told... and Then Some!

Dothan

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents dinner & show for the holidays.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Terrific New Theatre's "WRITTEN IN THE SOUTH" Series

Birmingham

This is the THIRD year for this special series, that is quickly becoming a TNT patron favorite.

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Thursday, December 13

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told... and Then Some!

Dothan

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents dinner & show for the holidays.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Terrific New Theatre's "WRITTEN IN THE SOUTH" Series

Birmingham

This is the THIRD year for this special series, that is quickly becoming a TNT patron favorite.

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Friday, December 14

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Celtic Christmas with the Atlanta Pops & Chloë Agnew at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Oxford

A Celtic Christmas with the Atlanta Pops & Chloë Agnew at Oxford Performing Arts Center

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with the Elves

Union Springs

Santa's Elves have dropped by the farm to check on all the boys and girls! Their zany antics will amuse all. Watch out, the big guy himself will be dropping in also.

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told... and Then Some!

Dothan

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents dinner & show for the holidays.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Midday Music: The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble

Birmingham

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

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2018

Troy

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

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Shelia Jackson and Friends; A Holiday Concert

Troy

Shelia Jackson's entertaining cast of talent returns for a family-pleasing night of holiday entertainment!

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Terrific New Theatre's "WRITTEN IN THE SOUTH" Series

Birmingham

This is the THIRD year for this special series, that is quickly becoming a TNT patron favorite.

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Saturday, December 15

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Montgomery

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

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas Almost on the River 2018

Gainesville

This event takes place the third Saturday in December, December 15th, 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 In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

EYO Rock & Roll Christmas 2018

Gadsden

The Etowah Youth Orchestras present Rock & Roll Christmas 2018!

Every Christmas Story Ever Told... and Then Some!

Dothan

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents dinner & show for the holidays.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Festival 2018

Selma

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Pioneer Museum - Ole Time Christmas 2018

Troy

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

Polar Express Day

Gadsden

For $12 per person visitors will be able to play in Imagination Place, Let it Snow, join a guided tour of Festival of Trees, watch “The Polar Express” movie, create a special craft, and take one ride on our miniature “Polar Express” train in our rear parking lot. The train and the other activities will run until 2 pm.

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Terrific New Theatre's "WRITTEN IN THE SOUTH" Series

Birmingham

This is the THIRD year for this special series, that is quickly becoming a TNT patron favorite.

The Shoals Flea Market

Muscle Shoals

The Shoals Flea Market. 256-383-0783. www.theshoalsfleamarket.com. North Alabama State Fairgrounds--Held the third weekend of each month. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

See WWII history come alive when the members of the Living History Crew comes aboard ship. Call to battle stations and airplane attack at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Drills, exhibitions and weapon overview. Included in admission.

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

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 16

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

A Christmas Carol

Tuscaloosa

Join us for our third annual production of this Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney!

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Christmas with The Westerlies at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Oxford

Christmas with The Westerlies at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the Holiday Season.

Holiday Spectacular 2018

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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Radio T.B.S.

Pelham

A laugh-a-minute Southern comedy!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

Sounds of the Season

Birmingham

Kick off the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites both sacred and secular.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

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

Sportsman's Wonderland 2018

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

Terrific New Theatre's "WRITTEN IN THE SOUTH" Series

Birmingham

This is the THIRD year for this special series, that is quickly becoming a TNT patron favorite.

The Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

See WWII history come alive when the members of the Living History Crew comes aboard ship. Call to battle stations and airplane attack at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Drills, exhibitions and weapon overview. Included in admission.

WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

Elberta

This annual exhibit honors World War I and II service members from Baldwin County, AL, and will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

Monday, December 17

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours

Montgomery

Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 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.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 18

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Lightwire Theater presents A Very Electric Christmas

Birmingham

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! Lightwire Theater was featured as semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent and their electroluminescent artistry, a combination of theater and technology, bring stories to life in complete darkness! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits.

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 19

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 20

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

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.

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Lightwire presents A Very Electric Christmas at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Oxford

Lightwire presents A Very Electric Christmas at Oxford Performing Arts Center

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 21

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

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

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Christmas Season

Mobile

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

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 22

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa In The Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop in the Hunt School where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the Smith Country Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Phillips Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa in the Park

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Contact the Arab Chamber of Commerce at 256-586-3138. Each Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec.22,2018; 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, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 23

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Scrooge the Musical

Birmingham

Based on Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE is the perfect festive family treat

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 24

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas Services

Birmingham

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Trees of Christmas

Tuscumbia

Annual exhibit of locally decorated Christmas trees.

The Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 25

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

Christmas Services

Birmingham

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

Christmas in the Park

Arab

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

Coastal Christmas 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 26

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 27

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 28

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 29

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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 Works of Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of artists Sparky Campanella and Mark Sharp.

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 30

2018 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).

2018 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! Visit website for exact event nights.

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas In Candyland

Andalusia

There is a 100% chance of snow every weekend in downtown Andalusia, AL this December. Christmas in Candyland was voted one of the top Christmas destinations! This winter wonderland has ice skating, snow tubing, train rides, cottages, concerts, light shows, and of course - SNOW!

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Festival of Trees XXVII

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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.

Guntersville Festival of Trees

Guntersville

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

Holiday Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Tinsel Trail 2018

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 31

2018 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).

2018 Dollar General Bowl

Mobile

The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2018. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

2018 Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour

Opelika

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

2019 Joe Wheeler State Park's Annual New Year's Eve Party

Rogersville

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

Athens North Pole Stroll

Athens

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

Birmingham Bowl 2018

Birmingham

Visit website for exact event date. 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.

Christmas Lights Festival

Montgomery

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

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 2018

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.

Conde-Charlotte Museum Holiday House 2018

Mobile

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. The variety and authenticity of antiques and Christmas decorations that furnish the Conde-Charlotte Museum reflect Mobile's history under the five flags of nations that governed the Port City: France, England, Spain, the Confederacy, and the United States. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The museum will be closed December 22 - 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Countdown to Noon

Gadsden

Bring your children to Imagination Place on New Year’s Eve (December 31) for an early children’s 2019 celebration beginning at 11 am. We’ll make festive New Year’s crafts and enjoy refreshments while we countdown to our balloon drop at noon! This event is free with regular admission and free for members.

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

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

Festival of Trees XXVIII

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is pleased to present the 28th annual Festival of Trees. Visitors will see 30 Christmas Trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Trade Days

Scottsboro

First Monday Trade Day in Scottsboro may sound like just a day but it's an entire weekend of trading. First Monday is held each month beginning on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month in Downtown Scottsboro at the Square. It's a trade day for local craftsman, food vendors, and anyone who wants to come sell or trade their items.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

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 Lights and Decorations Downtown Prattville

Prattville

Throughout Historic Downtown Prattville enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the 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!

John Augustus Walker: Artist-Designer of Mobile and Carnival

Mobile

John Augustus Walker ranks as one of the most admired Alabama artists of the early 20th Century. His diverse oeuvre includes WPA murals, delicate watercolors, and detailed paintings. Walker was for over years the parade designer of the Infant Mystics, Mobile's second oldest parading society. This exhibit explores Walker's art and life through a lavish selection of his varied works.

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

Slide on the snow slide, go sock skating and play in the snow!

Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2018, Mobile. Magic Christmas in Lights. 251.973.2217. bellingrath.org. Admission charged. Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Stroll through a holiday light show with over 3 million lights throughout the Gardens. Hours: 5-9 PM.

Mars Masquerade

Huntsville

Ring in the New Year under the Saturn V moon rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The party starts Dec. 31, at 8 p.m., and the the band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available from 8 until 10 p.m., and bars will be open until 1 a.m. Enjoy a celebratory complimentary champagne toast with us at midnight. Mars Masquerade is a black-tie optional event.

New Year's Eve Gala

Guntersville

Look for upcoming packages to accommodate overnight on NYE or the weekend leading up to it? NYE at LGSP includes lodging, dinner, party favors, live entertainment, DJ party, breakfast buffet, and memories to last a life time.

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!

Reelin' in the New Year at The Wharf

Orange Beach

Reel in this upcoming year with us at The Wharf for our annual New Year’s Eve Street Party.

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

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 2018

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

Tinsel Trail 2018

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.