Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Events Throughout Alabama!

Christmas at Arlington

Birmingham; Dec. 1
Celebrate with Arlington's staff as they commemorate the mansion's 52nd anniversary as Birmingham's historic house museum. See local floral designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past.

Candlelight Christmas at Oakleigh
Mobile; Dec. 1-2
Step back into a festive 19th-century holiday celebration at Oakleigh Historic Complex. Daily activities, 10-4, will feature seasonal music, horse-drawn carriage rides, guided tours, Victorian Santa, exhibitors and refreshments. Tours by candlelight are 6:30-8:00. Day admission $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Evening admission $7 members, $12 nonmembers, $5 children.

American Streamlined Designs: The World of Tomorrow
Montgomery; Dec. 1-Mar. 2
A fresh appraisal of the aesthetic of streamlined design, placing the achievements of its best-known exponents — among them Norman Bel Geddes, Henry Dreyfuss, Raymond Loewy and Walter Dorwin Teague — squarely alongside the contributions of other lesser-known but significant designers such as Lurelle Guild, Clifford Brooks Stevens and Harold Van Doren.

West Alabama Christmas Parade
Tuscaloosa; Dec. 3
The 32nd West Alabama Christmas Parde is Alabama's largest Christmas parade with more than 200 entrants spreading holiday cheer. The 2007 Grand Marshals are Harry Lee and Doug Phillips.

Dickens Downtown Celebration
Northport; Dec. 4
The streets and shops of historic downtown Northport will come alive with Victorian music, crafts and family activities. Visitors can enjoy the sounds of the holidays with live music, a visit with Father Christmas, carolers, a winter wonderland and much more. The shops and galleries of downtown Northport will be open and decorated for the holidays, and merchants will be in traditional Victorian costume.

Holiday Gallery Tour
Huntsville; Dec. 6
Meridian Arts, along with other local galleries and the Huntsville Museum of Art, offers a holiday open house. This informal event showcases artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry, photography and woodworking.

Governor's Mansion Candlelight Open House
Montgomery; Dec. 7-21
Tour the public rooms of the state's executive residence while it's decorated in all its holiday grandeur. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be aglow with lights and filled with the spirit of the season.

Victorian Christmas
Dothan; Dec. 9
Warm up to some holiday hospitality during an afternoon centered on the pleasures of Christmases past. Visitors are invited to sample turn-of-the-century desserts and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider while children try their hand at making traditional Christmas decorations. A circuit-riding preacher will arrive by horse and carriage to deliver a Christmas message at the church.

Holiday Music Extravaganza
Fort Payne; Dec. 30
Wind up the holiday season with this concert featuring the local talent of Steven Kean, FAA Quartet from Plainview School, Naomi ("NIB") McKinney and The George Boys.

City of Fairhope New Year's Eve Celebration
Fairhope; Dec. 31
Residents and visitors are invited to bring their family and friends downtown and ring in the New Year dancing in the streets to live entertainment. The band will begin playing at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Section Street and Church Street. Other entertainment includes karaoke, face painting, magic shows, fireworks at midnight, free party favors and a ball drop at midnight.

No comments: