2018 Christmas and Holiday Concerts in Huntsville and North Alabama

Huntsville Christmas and Holiday concerts, caroling, sing-a-longs and such are listed here. Many of these events are free and open to the public but if you plan to go and want a good seat, get there early. Many of these events are Huntsville traditions and there WILL be a crowd.

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Holiday Concerts & Performances


Hodie (This Day): Christmas Cantata

The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church and The Huntsville Community Chorus Association present Hodie (This Day), A Christmas Cantata. Hodie is the final choral/orchestral masterwork of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Dates/Times: Thursday, November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church Huntsville (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website | Facebook

Home for the Holidays

This is a Christmas concert on “Black Friday” that will usher the holiday season with exciting and fun music. Granville and Patrick will be joined by Newt Johnson and a band, background singers and dancers at this family-friendly concert that will open your heart for the holidays.
Dates/Times: Nov. 23 | 7:30PM
Location: Cooper House (map)
Cost: $20 online; $25 at the door
More Info: Website | Facebook

Peace on Earth: A Holiday Spectacular

Peace on Earth returns! The 2018 Holiday Spectacular features Wynonna! UAH music faculty and students, HCC Youth Chorale, and Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will offer seasonal favorites to kick off your holiday season. Then, our gift to you: Wynonna! Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary country duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” this iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits
Dates/Times: Nov. 30 | 7:30PM
Location: VBC Concert Hall (map)
Cost: $15-$40
More Info: Website | Tickets | 256-533-6606

Holidays in the Valley Benefit Concert

Come enjoy local musicians, poets, and even a magician, while raising money for a great cause. We have some great acts lined up such as Ricky Miller and the Shifts, The Retrovales, The Magic Pat Brunson, Twickenham Jazz and Swing, Alyssa Slocum and many more. Food and drinks will be provided. Donations accepted at the door.
Dates/Times: Dec. 1 | 4PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist (map)
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
More Info: Facebook

Ralph Vaughan Williams: HODIE (This Day)

Our Huntsville Community Chorus Christmas concert is earlier than usual as we open the city’s holiday season with an incredible masterwork by Ralph Vaughan Williams, HODIE (This Day). This thrilling Christmas piece will be presented in the beautiful sanctuary of First Baptist Church and will feature our Symphonic Chorus and Children’s Chorale alongside professional guest soloists Terrance Brown, Tiffany Bostic-Brown and Scot Cameron, and in collaboration with the FBC Orchestra and the FBC Sanctuary Choir. A unique presentation on a unique night!
Dates/Times: Dec. 8 at 73PM
Location: First Baptist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Huntsville Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert

The Huntsville Youth Orchestra performs a selection of light pops and holiday music at their annual recital & concert. It’s a great opportunity to hear some holiday music and check out this valuable community music program!
Dates/Times: Dec. 2 | 2PM
Location: Randolph Thurber Arts Center (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

Heritage Ringers Annual Christmas Concert

handbellringersThe Heritage Ringers of Huntsville, a non-profit community concert handbell choir, will present its annual Christmas concert which includes Christmas favorites & original works for handbells.
Dates/Times: Dec. 3 | 7PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

Madison Community Band Christmas Concerts

The Madison Community Band presents its annual Christmas Concert where you’ll hear medleys, carols, and songs of the season. Kids will love to sing along! Let us transport you to a winter wonderland of melodic memories. All this and more awaits!
Dates/Times: At Grace UMC on Dec. 4, 7PM; and at Bridge Street on Dec. 8, 1PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church (map) | Bridge Street Town Center (map)
Cost: FREE
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A Fireside Christmas with the Huntsville Concert Band

Start celebrating early at the Huntsville Concert Band’s annual holiday concert, A Fireside Christmas, on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00 PM at Latham United Method Church. Warm up by the musical hearth with selections that include traditional favorites and lighter tunes for all ages. Admission is free and no tickets are required. The Huntsville Concert Band is an all-volunteer community band now in its 55th season.
Dates/Times: Dec. 4, 7PM
Location: Latham United Methodist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Rocket City Jazz Orchestra Christmas Concert

Join us for the 7th Annual Christmas Concert at the Library with Oakwood University! Feauring music by the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra, this concert is free and open to the public.
Dates/Times: Dec. 9 at 6PM
Location: Huntsville Public Library Downtown (map)
Cost: FREE
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14th Annual Christmas Festival at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites everyone of all ages to this joyful celebration of Christmas. Attendees may enjoy an uplifting 45-minute Christmas music concert performed by Christmas Festival Choir and Orchdsc_5315_lucid-e1455638450245-1024x563estra. Take a brief inspirational walk thrrough four live scenes of the Nativity story, then take a few moments to view a small display of beautiful Nativity sets, handmade quilts, and Christmas decorations. This event is a gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the community. Admission is free and no offerings will be solicited or accepted, but reservations are recommended.
Dates/Times: Dec. 8 & 9 | 4PM & 6PM
Location: 1804 Sparkman Drive (map)
Cost: FREE | Reservations are recommended
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Cosmic Carols and Cocoacosmic cocoa and magic show

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is offering a magical start to the holiday season with Cosmic Carols and Cocoa Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests can grab a cup of hot cocoa, decorate out-of-this-world cookies, create festive holiday crafts and enjoy Dr. Osborne’s magic show. The event in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Children ages four and under get in free.
Dates/Times: Dec.  9 | 1PM-4PM
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)
Cost: FREE for Museum members | $5 for non-members | FREE for children 4 and under
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Messiah Sing-Along at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church

Singers are invited to join the chorus and sing-a-long with the orchestra, organ and harpsicord presenting beloved Christmas music!
Dates/Times: Dec. 11 | 7:30PM
Location: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Christmas Time with the Beasley Brothers

The Beasley Brothers are bringing back their Christmas concert! This is a family-friendly show featuring Christmas classics, modern Christmas hits, and even a few Christmas originals. The show will also feature other Huntsville local artists as special guests.
Dates/Times: Dec. 13 | 7PM
Location: Princess Theatre, Decatur (map)
Cost: $12
More Info: Website

“The Living Christmas Tree”

Photo via First Baptist Church Huntsville


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This is one of our favorite Huntsville Christmas and Holiday concerts! Now celebrating its 200th anniversary, this spectacle of sight and sound, features over 150 singers, a 50 piece orchestra and thousands of lights to bring a 39-foot Christmas tree to life. Experience this celebration sure to be a highlight of your Christmas observance. Tickets will be available beginning November 27.
Dates/Times: Dec. 13-16 | Various Times
Location: First Baptist Church, Huntsville (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website
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Rocket City Christmas: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute

This ultimate Elvis-themed holiday spectacular features Shawn Klush, Cody Slaughter, and guest Riley Jenkins alongside other special guests and rockin’ holiday classics.
Dates/Times: Dec. 13 at 6:30PM
Location: Von Braun Center Concert Hall (map)
Cost: $50+
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Madison City Community Orchestra Winter Concert

Join the MCCO as they present classical holiday favorites to get you in the holiday spirit! This all-volunteer orchestra consists of talented local musicians from a diverse set of backgrounds from working professionals, high school and college students, and other members of the community.
Dates/Times: Dec. 14 at 7PM
Location: Madison United Methodist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour

The fan favorite Handmade Holiday Tour returns this Holiday season for a one of a kind tour, performing holiday classics, holiday originals and classic Jewel songs alongside special guests and Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher from Alaska: The Last Frontier. A true family affair, the tour marks the second annual ‘Handmade Holiday Tour’ alongside Jewel’s family members. Pre-show feature a unique and interactive gifting experience offering guests the chance to make handmade one of a kind holiday gifts.
Dates/Times: Dec. 20 at 7:30PM
Location: Von Braun Center Concert Hall (map)
Cost: $36+
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