Just as important as the thoughtful gifts we give to family and friends are the memories we make with them. From ballet to theater, wildlife encounters and light displays, this Holiday Season you can experience the Joy of the Season through the arts, entertainment and cultural offerings of our member organizations.
Tigers for Tomorrow
708 County Rd. 345
This holiday why not go a little wild? Get up close and personal with tigers, bears, and more at Tigers For Tomorrow. This non profit wild animal preserve and environmental education center, provides a permanent home to over 170 animals – mostly big cats, bears and wolves. They are located 1.5 hours from Huntsville, so turn that car ride into a Christmas song sing-a-long!
Holiday Promotions: Tigers for Tomorrow is offering a 20% off gift coupon for a private tour of the preserve. This gift with special discount must be purchased by Dec 20th. Call 256-524-4150 & mention the word “Huntsville” to get this 20% discount off of private tour. Tigers for Tomorrow will mail you the gift and all you have to do is reserve your private tour!
Tigers for Tomorrow also has a gift shop with offerings perfect for the nature lover in your family!
Ticket Price: Private tours without the discount are regularly $30 per person with a 4 person minimum or $120.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater presents A Christmas Carol
Von Braun Center Playhouse
700 Monroe St.
December 4th – 13th
Just like sparkling ornaments, candy canes, and snowmen are synonymous with Christmas, so is A Christmas Carol. In this musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater will take you on a journey with Scrooge as he visits his past, present, and future on Christmas Eve. This production has become a family tradition for many in the Tennessee Valley for the past 26 years. Performances start on December 4th and run through December 13th.
Holiday Promotions: Pick up a copy of the Huntsville/Madison County Visitors Bureau Holiday Magic Coupon for a discount on tickets to the show! Click here for more info on the CVB Holiday Magic Coupon or click here for tickets.
Ticket Prices: $15-$20
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre presents The Nutracker
Lee High School Auditorium
2500 Meridian St N
December 4th – 6th
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre is taking their performance of this holiday staple to the Lee High School stage on December 4th – 6th. The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Join AYBT as they tell the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
Ticket Prices: Adults: $18 — Seniors/Military/Students: $14 — Children 10 & Under: $12
Get your tickets online by clicking here, in the studio office, and at the door prior to shows. Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up at Will Call. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to shows. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to shows. All tickets are general admission.
Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex presents Ava’s One Wish/Learn to Ice Skate Camp
Huntsville Iceplex at 3185 Leeman Ferry Rd
December 4th – 6th / December 21st-23rd
The Huntsville Iceplex is a 501 (C) 3 organization that supports figure skating, ice skating, and hockey and has been a part of the community for almost 50 years. This December 4th – 6th they will bring Ava’s One Wish to the ice once again! The Huntsville Iceplex will also host a Learn to Ice Skate Camp December 21st- 23rd.
Ticket Prices: Ava’s One Wish $15 for adults, $12 for Seniors and Children. The 3-day Learn to Ice Skate Camp costs $75. Click here for ticket information.
Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Now – January 2nd
Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights has become a Huntsville tradition! This holiday light extravaganza features larger-than-life animated light displays, Santa soaring over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season, and a twinkling icicle forest. Experience the wonder by foot on one of the garden’s specified walking nights, or take a drive through the garden. Galaxy of Lights continues through January 2nd.
Ticket Prices: Prices vary so click here for details.
Huntsvile Symphony Orchestra
700 Monroe St.
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has long been considered the region’s premier performing arts group, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra has set the standard in North Alabama for artistic quality, community support and service through education.
Holiday Promotions: HSO ticket vouchers make great holiday gifts for hard-to-shop for family and friends. You purchase the voucher and the recipient gets to choose which season’s show to attend! Price ranger from under $50 to $100
Huntsville Ballet Company presents The Nutracker
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
December 11th – 13th
The Huntsville Ballet Company is keeping the annual tradition alive with its 47th annual production of The Nutcracker, a holiday classic and a favorite tradition in Huntsville! Make holiday memories with this production set in antebellum Huntsville with a nod to local legends and traditions set to the delightful and familiar score by Tchaikovsky performed by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
Ticket Prices: $20-$40, Click here for tickets
Holiday Promotions: $5 off through the CVB Holiday Magic Coupon