I know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays are not just upon us, they are HERE, ya’ll. The majority of the events in today’s roundup are holiday-related, and this weekend kicks off Theater Huntsville’s production of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, as well as the spectacular Galaxy of Lights Walkthrough Nights at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.Don’t worry, you won’t miss a second of the celebrations because we’ve got every tree lighting, Santa sighting, and spirit brighting event in our Holiday Happenings Guide! Get out your planners because we’ve got THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE IN THE VALLEY. PLUS, we’re bringing back our 12 Days of Giveaways and you definitely don’t want to miss those.
As always, check our Yard Sale Map for the best bargains and check out the Event Calendar for all the things we couldn’t list here. See something we missed? Leave the details the comment section and share with your fellow Rocket City Parents.
Thursday at 4:30PM: Dancers from the Alabama Youth Ballet will perform excerpts of The Nutcracker: A Yuletide Ballet for patrons at the Main branch of the Huntsville Public Library. You and your family can get an up-close look at the costumes and the classic story for free!
Friday-Sunday: Every year during the second weekend of November, the small town of Fayetteville comes alive with this holiday tradition. They offer free parking, great food, carriage rides, homemade snow, high tea, and nonstop entertainment. Since there’s so much going on, a complete schedule events for the weekend can be found HERE.
Saturday: The Jolly Old Elf makes his annual debut at both Huntsville malls for two special events before settling into each for the holiday season. Madison Square Mall will host Santa at The Children’s Place at 9AM for a story time – each child that visits will receive a free gift. At 10AM there will be a festive cookies & milk Pajama Party with Santa, The Grinch, and Cindy Lou Who at Parkway Place Mall.
Saturday, 10:00AM-5:00PM: Shop local! The North Alabama Crafters will host their 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Expo at Huntsville’s Historic Depot Roundhouse, free and open to the public. There will be over 40 different vendors of handmade goodies selling everything from baby clothes to jewelry to paintings to home decor! You can learn more about some of the artists and get a sneak peek of their wares before you go by checking out our interview.
Saturday, 11:00AM – 4:00PM: Grab your lawn chairs for one last time this season, and head to the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church for their 2012 Choir Weekend. This truly unique event includes music and singing from A&M Gospel Choir, Huntsville Drumline, and more. If you never experienced a southern gospel choir in full force, don’t miss your chance!
As always, click on the orange titles to visit the associated website for more information on a particular event. If you see an event we’ve missed, share your info in the comment section.
Stephenie has worked with and around books and authors for over 12 years, both at retail booksellers and public libraries. She is a rare Huntsville native, mother of two high-energy boys, wife of one, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Managing Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and also manages to conduct freelance marketing and PR work.