Nov 9

Warm Your Heart With the Arts – Making Holiday Memories

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.

We are including shows throughout the winter season, so many of these performances could be given as a gift this holiday season!

Huntsville Traditional Music Association

Coffeehouse featuring The LeCroys

Stephan Dudash playing gypsy jazz fiddle will be accompanied by John and Vickie LeCroy.

Brass Band of Huntsville

Christmas Presence: A Holiday Concert

  • December 1, 7 pm
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

Independent Musical Productions

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

  • December 1 – 3
  • Academy for Academy for Academics and Arts 4800 Sparkman Dr.
  • Tickets start at $25

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

Huntsville Master Chorale

Under the Mistletoe

  • December 1, Faith Presbyterian Church
  • December 3, Monte Sano United Methodist Church

Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the Huntsville Master Chorale. In lieu of tickets for admission, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for the North Alabama Food Pantry.

Mosaic of Love

Annual Fundraising Concert that will take you on a musical adventure to New Orleans for MARDI GRAS!

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

St. Nicolas – Benjamin Britten

Experience the full story of Saint Nicolas, immortalized by Benjamin Britten in this cantata – his care of the poor and oppressed led to sainthood and Nicolas evolved into the Santa Claus figure we know and love today!  This work will be presented by the HCCA Symphonic Choir, singers from the HCCA Treble Chorale, the Huntsville Youth Orchestra and guest soloist David Tayloe singing as Nicolas. This work is new to our North Alabama community and will inspire and uplift all patrons.

Songs for the Holidays

This annual event will feature the Children’s, Treble and Youth Chorales with a special appearance by the HCCA Chamber Chorale! The program of familiar and new songs of the season will delight everyone in the family.

Opera Huntsville


Staged one-act production performed in English with subtitles.

Huntsville Ballet Company & Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker

December heralds Huntsville Ballet’s 54th production of The Nutcracker performed with The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. This time-honored event has become an enduring part of the holiday season. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score comes to life with Clara and her Prince, the magical growing Christmas tree, a blizzard of white snowflakes, dancing flowers, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

All students performing are enrolled at the Huntsville Ballet School.

Alabama Women in Jazz

Holiday Jazz Event

  • December 10, 6:30 pm
  • Campus 805
  • Tickets are $20 at the door
Alabama Women in Jazz presented their 10th jazz festival on Sep. 8-9, but were unable to complete Day 2. This event is a reschedule and a new event as well. This is a ticketed event. Previous tickets will be honored. Donations and ticket sales support students in music programs and festival event.

Huntsville Concert Band

Holiday Concert

  • Sandra Moon Community Room, December 12, 7:30 pm
  • Madison Public Library, December 17, 3 pm

Broadway Theatre League


Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, and astonishing set, and a score that’s out this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And Under it’s uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

Mean Girls

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.


All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway History” (60 Minutes). Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas plays the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.

Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain

Sanders Family Christmas

  • December 13 – 17
  • Burritt on the Mountain Old Country Church
  • Tickets are $30

The Sanders Family is back at Burritt this December. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this hilarious musical favorite to the community. Conceived by Alan Bailey and penned by Connie Ray, this famous sequel of Smoke on the Mountain returns to the Old Country Church at Burritt on the Mountain.

We’ll 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. The congregation will hear more than two-dozen Christmas carols, many of them vintage hymns, and hilarious yuletide stories from the more or less devout Sanders family members. The play is set in a church which makes the Old Country Church the perfect venue.

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker: A Yuletide Ballet

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Huntsville’s most beloved family holiday tradition returns to the stage for the 33rd year! Take a trip in time through the past, present, and future with the miserly Mr. Scrooge, three Christmas Spirits, and all the whimsical characters of London town. With more theater magic than ever before, this Charles Dickens classic will delight all ages as an inspiration to keep Christmas in our hearts all year long.

Rapunzel and the Beanstalk

Rapunzel and Jack have always lived on the same cobblestone street, but they never knew it! Between them sits the run down cottage of the worst witch in Nysland- Willy Nilly Walliwort. When Willy Nilly tries to make new friends she invites her neighbors over for her famous delicious magic beans! Climb on up for this adventure to giant places about friendship, trying your best, second chances, and the power of positivity!

The Huntsville Feminist Chorus

Winter Solstice Concert

  • December 20, 7 pm
  • Monte Sano Lodge

The concert is free and open to the public.

Theatre Huntsville

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

A theatre group has been gathered for a wealthy backer’s audition, but the real task is to unmask the “Stage Door Slasher,” who killed three chorus girls. Despite blizzards and blackouts, a bumbling police inspector, a half-crazed German maid, swiveling bookcases, and the plot twisting in hilarious directions, they must unmask the “Slasher” before anyone else is murdered.

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