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Christmas & Holiday Plays, Pageants, and Special Events in Huntsville and Beyond

Christmas & Holiday Plays, Pageants, and Special Events in Huntsville and Beyond

It’s a great time to catch some Christmas shows in Huntsville with your family! Here you’ll find holiday pageants, plays, and special events happening in the Rocket City. Some of these are free and some require tickets, but they are all sure to put you in the Holiday mood!

For more holiday fun including all the places to hear music, catch Santa, cavort with holiday cheerfulness and just plain get in the holiday spirit visit the main page of our comprehensive 2021 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by the Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

ON THE GO? Keep all of our Holiday Guides and our full Event Calendar at your fingertips with our free Explore Huntsville app. It’s available on iTunes & Google Play and will help make your spirit bright!

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Theatre Huntsville presents “Winter Wonderettes”

Date/Time: November 12-14 and 18-20
Cost: $20 – $22
Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
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Ring in the holiday season with North Alabama's first Christmas show of the year! This seasonal celebration finds the sparkling ensemble of lovely Wonderettes entertaining at the annual Hardware Store Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

Dream Weavers All Together Now

Dream Weavers Children’s Theatre presents “All Together Now”

Date/Time: November 12-14, 2021
Cost: $15
Location: Decatur High School
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Mark your calendars - this is going to be one of the most fun weekends in Dream Weavers Theatre history! Hear 15 show-stopping Broadway classics from past and present, performed by some of the River City’s brightest stars. You don’t wanna miss this!

The Addams Family Academy for Academics and Arts Theatre

AAA Theatre presents “The Addams Family”

Time: November 12, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 – $10
Location: Academy for Academics & Arts
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Join AAA Theatre for The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family! Although you've loved this family for decades, this new musical features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met.

Family Game Night Shenanigans Comedy Theatre Huntsville

Turnip & Joletta’s Family Game Night

Date/Time: November 12-14, 2021
Cost: $5
Location: Shenanigans Comedy Theatre
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Our crazy friends, Turnip & Joletta, will bring you a variety of different fun games that will be great for all ages! Come and be entertained and have a chance to win prizes! Rated G.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Time: November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Von Braun Center
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Broadway Theatre League invites you to join them for this free family show on Wednesday, November 17 at 7PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets soon as they will go fast. Academic subjects will never seem boring again when Schoolhouse Rock Live! explodes onto the stage with the songs you love updated for a whole new generation! Recommended for all ages.

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Bank Street Players presents “Humbug!”

Date/Time: December 2-4
Cost: $12 – $18
Location: Princess Theatre Decatur
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The Bank Street Players presents "Humbug!", a rendition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, written by Chuck Puckett.

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Fantasy Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol

Date/Time: December 3-5 and December 10-12
Cost: $16 – $21
Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
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On Christmas Eve, solitary businessman Ebenezer Scrooge receives a haunting visit from the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, in this classic Dickens’ tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take Scrooge on a supernatural journey to show him what truly matters. Enjoy one of the greatest ghost stories of all time with your family this Christmas season as performed by Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theatre! Suitable for ages 6 and up.

Christmas Now & Then

Christmas Now & Then

Date/Time: December 3-5 and December 10-12
Cost: $5
Location: Calvary Assembly Church
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Join Calvary Assembly Church this year for "Christmas Now and Then: Home for Christmas"! Experience the magic of Now and the majesty of Then as we go through the halls of a high school about to start Christmas Break to the streets of Bethlehem and nativity!

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Broadway Theatre League presents “Oklahoma!”

Date/Time: December 4-5
Cost: $42
Location: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Von Braun Center
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Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this OKLAHOMA! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. Recommended for ages 12+

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Huntsville Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

Date/Time: December 10 – 12, 2021
Cost: $33 – $40
Location: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Von Braun Center
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The Huntsville Ballet Company celebrates the 2021/2022 season with their 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker. This Holiday classic is a favorite Huntsville Tradition. This enchanting story comes to life with Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, masterful choreography, enchanting scenic designs, brilliant lighting and stunningly crafted costumes!

poster for Best Christmas Pageant Ever Grissom High School Theatre

“Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Grissom High School Theatre

Date/Time: December 11 at 3pm & 5:30pm | December 12 at 3pm
Cost: $5 – $8
Location: Grissom High School Auditorium
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The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. Don't miss this holiday tradition performed y the talented students at GHS Theatre!

The Nutcracker Alabama Youth Ballet in Huntsville

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker”

Date/Time: December 17-19
Cost: $14 – $20
Location: Lee High Main Stage Theater
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Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker, A Yuletide Ballet, in the holiday tradition that Huntsville has loved for over 40 years. From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical holiday wonderland filled with adorable children, dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and the delicious Land of Sweets.

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