The Holidays are about lasting traditions and meaningful memories, and each year Huntsville’s arts and cultural community offers unique ways to experience the season. This year, celebrate the holiday with these seasonal shows, performances and attractions.

Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden
Now through December 31st

Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village and nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. Best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart.

Skating in the Park at Huntsville Museum of Art
November 20th through January 7th

Lace up your skates for ice skating in Big Spring Park, behind the beautiful Huntsville Museum of Art.

Santa’s Village
November 24th through December 23rd

Visit the Claus’ house, meet Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at Santa’s Village!

A Christmas Carol presented by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre
December 1st through 10th

This Huntsville Holiday tradition is back with a fresh interpretation of the Dickens’ classic! Audiences of all ages are 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.

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
December 1st through 3rd

Travel to the Land of Sweets and watch the Sugar Plum Fairies twirl in this holiday classic, performed by Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre’s company of dancers.

Jolly Holiday Cabaret presented by Independent Musical Productions
December 2nd

Enjoy a night of Broadway’s holiday classics at Amendment XXI.

Huntsville Community Chorus Association’s Christmas Concert
December 2nd

HCC Symphonic Chorus, Youth Chorale, Children’s Choral come together for this spectacular annual holiday concert!

The Nutcracker presented by Huntsville Ballet Company
December 8th through 10th

This classic holiday ballet features the tale of a child’s favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes to life and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

Sander’s Family Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain
December 13th through 17th

Return to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, on Christmas Eve of 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders to the Baptist Church to sing and witness, thereby getting the congregation into the down-home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders’ own, ship off to World War II.

Comfort & Joy Concert presented by Brass Band of Huntsville
December 18th

Holiday favorites performed by the only British-style Brass Band in the state of Alabama

New Years Eve Concert presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
December 31st

HSO is tuning in and toasting to great orchestral music from screens big and small, featuring a night of music from blockbuster epics like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as nostalgic nods to classic television.

Mars Masquerade at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
December 31st

Ring in the New Year under the Saturn V at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The party starts 8 p.m., and “The Flashbacks Dance Band” takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., playing favorites from the 1960s to today.

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