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Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 10, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 10, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 10, 2018.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 10, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sensory Jump

Kids During this special Open Play, the arena will be reserved for families affected by Autism. Meet new friends and enjoy a safe environment for the kids! Admission is $10.00+tax per child. Parents are always free and don't forget your socks!! A signed waiver is required to play. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $10+tax. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Food Truck: Chupper Time Catering. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Silent Night Auction Benefiting Still Serving Veterans

Seasonal Join us at The Cottage for a Silent Night Auction Benefiting Still Serving Veterans! We’re honored to host this fundraiser to support Still Serving Veterans! Since their founding in 2006, Still Serving Veterans has empowered more than 50,000 Veterans with assistance in securing meaningful employment, or the Veteran benefits they have earned. All these services are provided at no charge thanks to the kind donations and partnerships from people like you! Mix and mingle while you bid on items from local Huntsville businesses! All proceeds will benefit Still Serving Veterans. RSVP to April at 256-509-2875 or by email april.cowperthwait@cottageassistedliving.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Country Cottage Huntsville 4200 Chris Drive Huntsville, AL 35802.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

The Fast and The Furious Trivia at Terry's!

Social Events & More Take a look in the rearview mirror at some trivia for The Fast and the Furious! The franchise has been a favorite for over 17 years...prove you have nitrous oxide in your blood and a gas tank for a brain! Don't miss this special presentation from BrainBlast Trivia! Venue/ Attraction: Terry's Pizza. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.brainblastentertainment.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trivia Tuesday at Moe's BBQ in Providence!

Social Events & More Family-friendly, high energy, fun and easy to play! Spend time with your family and friends, while enjoying your favorite food and drinks! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.brainblastentertainment.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moe's Original Bar-B-Que 445 Providence Main St NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dine & Dash - Homegrown Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville Dine on hors d’oeuvres, sip on cocktails & dash to the next location! Join us every 2nd Wednesday from April thru September as the trolley whisks you to 4 different downtown establishments. Each tasting will be unique so be sure to check back each month for details!  Reservations are typically released 6 weeks out.  Join our newsletter to be the first to know when they’re available!  We love our followers … they get all the perks! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville. Cost: $40. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00 AM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Mellow Mushroom!

Social Events & More Spread the word! BrainBlast is making HumpDays event better in Providence with Mellow Mushroom! Safe for all ages, we bring the fun with a challenge for your brain, lots of laughs, and great music! Venue/ Attraction: Mellow Mushroom. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CoWorking Night

Educational & Lecture CoWorking Night is a free weekly conference where professionals come to learn, connect, and collaborate. Anyone of any age or background is welcome to attend. No RSVP is required; just show up! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville West. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Don Mcmillan "The Engineer Comic"

Downtown Huntsville **NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES** Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show" MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star" acro… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513763. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Sanders Family Christmas Play

Seasonal December 12, 13, 14, 15 (7:00 pm), December 15 and 16 (2:30pm) The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional 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. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/sanders-family-christmas-play-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Open Mic Comedy

Performing Arts & Film Venue/ Attraction: Copper Top. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:00 PM – Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Downtown Huntsville Performances: December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm  , December 14, 2018 - 10:30 am , December 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 11:00 am , December 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: Tickets start as low as $18! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Estate Planning with Connie Glass

Educational & Lecture Join us in the beautiful Oakleaf Building at Country Cottage for an informational session on Estate Planning, with Elder Law Attorney Connie Glass. Refreshments will be provided - please RSVP before December 10th. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Country Cottage 4200 Chris Drive Huntsville, AL 35802.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Fight Night

Social Events & More Its fight night! Every Thursday from 6:00 PM till 11:00 PM At Lucky Dice Cafe, We host a broad variety of fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Tekken and many more. Bring your PS4 or other consoles or JUST your controllers. It's Free to play We eat, play, and kick butt all at the café! We also have weekly and monthly tournaments with prizes. Venue/ Attraction: Lucky Dice Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://luckydicecafe.ionsuite.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Rocket City Christmas: Shawn Klush, Cody Slaughter & guest Riley Jenkins

Seasonal Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Don Mcmillan

Downtown Huntsville **NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES** Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show" MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star" ac… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513763. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Christmas Time with The Beasley Brothers

Seasonal The Beasley Brothers are bringing back their annual Christmas show for the third year in a row! Christmas Time with The Beasley Brothers includes performances of popular Christmas hits and original Christmas music, and also features special guests from other local bands. This years' show will be held at the Princess Theatre in Decatur. Tickets are on sale now on the Princess Theatre website and are going fast, so be sure to get yours today! Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $11.99. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sanders Family Christmas Play

Seasonal December 12, 13, 14, 15 (7:00 pm), December 15 and 16 (2:30pm) The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional 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. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/sanders-family-christmas-play-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Records with Carsten

Music Venue/ Attraction: Copper Top. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:00 PM – Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Downtown Huntsville Performances: December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm  , December 14, 2018 - 10:30 am , December 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 11:00 am , December 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: Tickets start as low as $18! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Celtic Christmas with Black Market Haggis

Downtown Huntsville A Gaelic Christmas party with all the feel of a warm yule party and with the rocking tunes of Black Market Haggis! There will be a few Celtic twists including a Celtic ugly sweater (or costume) contest, a few winter ales, a guy in a kilt, and some Irish treats from Sugar Belle! Don't miss this great event! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

8th Annual Santa in the Park

Seasonal The 8th Annual Santa in the Park, in conjunction with Christmas in the Park, adds to the excitement when the Arab Historic Village, adjacent to the Arab City Park, is transformed into Santa’s Village. As festival goers make their way thru the Village, a variety of activities will keep everyone entertained. Stop by the gristmill and pick up food for the reindeer, watch as the blacksmith makes reindeer shoes at his shop, visit with Santa Claus, decorate fun holiday cookies, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. All historic buildings will be open and adorned with festive Christmas decorations. Local musicians and carolers will line the sidewalks adding to the magic by singing acapella renditions of traditional holiday music. Plenty of photo opportunities will be available to capture the holiday spirit. Hours for Santa in the Park are 6 to 9 pm, weather-permitting, beginning Nov. 23-24, and continuing Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, and Dec. 21-22. Venue/ Attraction: Arab's Historic Village. Cost: $5 per person, Family $20, 2 years old and under FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Holiday Lane at Sharon Johnston Park

Seasonal Tour the holiday decorations at the Christmas Village and Holiday Lane. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Dysfunctional Family Christmas

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHOW: Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh, and Bri Bagwell bring their Christmas Show to Huntsville on December 14th.  Click interested in the event to be notified of any upcoming updates or information on this show. TIckets here: http://bit.ly/SunnyHuntsville. Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Don Mcmillan "The Engineer Comic"

Downtown Huntsville **NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES** Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show" MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star"… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513763. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dysfunctional Family Christmas

Downtown Huntsville DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHOW: Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh, and Bri Bagwell bring their Christmas Show to Huntsville on December 14th. Click interested in the event to be notified of any upcoming updates or information on this show. TIckets here: http://bit.ly/SunnyHuntsville. Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Ugly Sweater Party

Downtown Huntsville Come enjoy some delicious craft beers at Mad Malts this holiday season with Remy Neal. He will be singing some original tunes plus some holiday tunes. Come in an ugly sweater to enter the Ugly Sweater contest. One terrific prize awaits the ugliest sweater! You don't want to miss this wonderful evening. See you there! Venue/ Attraction: Mad Malts Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sanders Family Christmas Play

Seasonal December 12, 13, 14, 15 (7:00 pm), December 15 and 16 (2:30pm) The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional 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. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/sanders-family-christmas-play-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The WoodPickers Christmas Show

Downtown Huntsville Join us for our Christmas Show on December 14, 2018 at Merrimack Hall - An Evening with The WoodPickers! Tickets are now on sale!!! This shows usually sells out fast! Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Homegrown Comedy

Performing Arts & Film Homegrown Comedy is back at Straight to Ale Brewing featuring another line-up of killer comics! Only $5 at the door! Chris Ivey D.J. Lewis Shane Rhyne Craig Boudreaux Comedian Hollywood Megan Leighann Eller Mikah Wyman Stuible Hosted by Thaddeus Blake. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Cost: $5 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Jersey Boys presented by Broadway Theatre League in Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $42 – $97. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/jersey-boys/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:00 PM.

Don Mcmillan "The Engineer Comic""

Downtown Huntsville **NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES** Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show" MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star" acro… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513763. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:15 PM – 10:45 PM.

3rd Saturdays on the Craft Beer Trail

Downtown Huntsville It's always a good time to visit the #DowntownHuntsville #CraftBeerTrail, but the 3rd Saturdays have something extra special in store! Stop by any of the 10 Trail stops on the 3rd Saturday of each month to try a special beer according to the theme of the month! The themes are... Jan- Stout Day Feb- Ale Day March- IPA Day April- Special Release Day May- Hefe Day June- DIPA Day July- Fruit Flavored Day August- Summer Ale Sep- Fall Ale Day Oct- Special Release Day Nov- Belgian Day Dec- Winter Special Day Mark 'going' to this event to get updates on what each stop will bring! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Downtown Huntsville Performances: December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm  , December 14, 2018 - 10:30 am , December 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 11:00 am , December 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: Tickets start as low as $18! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Rudolph Run

Seasonal Thank you for supporting Blount Hospitality House & the 2018 Rudolph Run!  See you at Constitution Village on Saturday, December 15th! Race STARTS at 8:00 am! Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Mommy & Me Yoga

Health & Wellness Join us for a Mommy and Me yoga flow with Megan Wheeler! Megan will lead you in a wonderful 30 min flow and after we will have Hot Chocolate, letters to Santa and a special guest to follow! Make sure you save your spots and bring your mat. Save your spot here: events.athleta.com/0486-mommyandmeflow. Venue/ Attraction: Bridge Street Town Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Yoga in the Gallery

Downtown Huntsville Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is pleased to announce the return of our Yoga in the Gallery program. These classes offer a new way to experience and interact with art installations in our North Floor Gallery. Under the instruction of Casey Bakula, students are invited to come relax, refresh, and refocus while surrounding themselves with beautiful works in our North Floor Gallery. More info at www.lowemill.net. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

3D Printing MakerCart Grand Opening

Educational & Lecture Join us on for the grand opening of a new mobile 3D Printing space at Cavalry Hill Public Library! Maker Cart Donated by Spore Huntsville and funded by Toyota Corp. This free event is Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 1pm at the Calvary Hill Library! Come see our free workshop and learn how you can use 3D Printing to make your own gifts for the holidays this year! Please Visit WWW.SPOREHSV.ORG for more information! Venue/ Attraction: Cavalry Hill Branch Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Yoga in the Gallery with Casey Bakula

Health & Wellness Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is pleased to announce the return of our Yoga in the Gallery program. These classes offer a new way to experience and interact with art installations in our North Floor Gallery. Under the instruction of Casey Bakula, students are invited to come relax, refresh, and refocus while surrounding themselves with beautiful works in our North Floor Gallery. You can purchase your spot here: https://squareup.com/store/lowe-mill-arts-and-entertainment/ This is part of our new Yoga in the Gallery series, which takes place once a month on Saturdays throughout the year. Gallery exhibitions change every 8 weeks, giving you the opportunity to experience new works with certain classes. For more information or questions, please contact Lowe Mill A&E Gallery Coordinator, Robert Daniel: robertdaniel@lowemill.net. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Skate with Santa!

Seasonal Rescheduled from Dec. 8 Join us on the ice and skate with Santa on Saturday, December 8, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.! Santa will be all laced up and ready to skate. Get your picture taken on or off the ice with Santa in our Skating in the Park winter wonderland! This included with your admission ticket! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2308228332732529/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night."  "A Tree for the Children" Saturday, December 15, 11 am. Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Trade Event Swapkins, Pokemon, Magic

Social Events & More Come one come all to Lucky's Trade Day. We will be hosting a Swapkins and card trade day at Lucky Dice Cafe in Hunts. Bring your shopkins to swap with others or your trading cards like Pokemon, Dragon Ball and Magic!!! This event is completely free. Its open to all ages. Venue/ Attraction: Lucky Dice Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Jersey Boys presented by Broadway Theatre League in Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $42 – $97. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/jersey-boys/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM.

Christmas Village at Sharon Johnston Park

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Pioneer Village has become Christmas Village with Photos with Santa, decorating cookies and ornaments, face painting, writing letters to Santa, making reindeer food, sweet shop and MORE. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Cost: $5 per person with children 3 and under FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Sanders Family Christmas Play

Seasonal December 12, 13, 14, 15 (7:00 pm), December 15 and 16 (2:30pm) The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional 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. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/sanders-family-christmas-play-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Christkindlmarket Huntsville 2018

Seasonal Walk under the Saturn V Apollo moon rocket and grab a cup of hot chocolate as Revel Events and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center bring you the second-annual Christkindlmarket Huntsville 2018, on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 4:30PM to 9:30PM. In 2017, the event attracted more than 2,000 visitors from the Tennessee Valley area and beyond. The market was also voted Best Holiday Market in Alabama by “Food and Wine.” Hear, see, smell and taste a Bavarian Christmas with a live German band, handcrafted Christmas gifts, a magical visit from Santa Claus, German street food including gluhwein (traditional mulled wine), local brews and beloved Christmas sweets and treats. Prost! Also enjoy a special performance by Lyrique Music Productions. Take a trip down memory lane or create some new ones as more than 50 craft vendors from the Southeast region bring your Christmas dreams to life. Toy and gift donations will be accepted on behalf of Kids to Love https://www.kidstolove.org/ This event is open to the public, and admis… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree - "A Tree for the Children"

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour

Museums, Studios & Galleries NOTE: Rescheduled from Dec. 8.  Stroll through the luminary lit streets of historic Twickenham and enjoy special musicians while touring the Weeden House Museum,First United Methodist Church,The Helion Lodge and 4 private residences all decorated in holiday finery. The proceeds from the 40th annual Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour benefit the Weeden House Museum, built in 1819, the same year Alabama became a state, and historic district projects. Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $20.00 adults, $5.00 children 12 and under (no debit or credit cards please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.weedenhousemusem.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Clarinet Christmas Concert

Music Join us for a warm and lovely Clarinet Christmas, joining two local clarinet choirs at the Madison United Methodist Church. It will be an evening of holiday music from both amateur and professional clarinet choirs, joining together for some sing-a-long carols at the finale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Madison United Methodist Church Address: 127 Church St, Madison, AL 35758.

8th Annual Santa in the Park

Seasonal The 8th Annual Santa in the Park, in conjunction with Christmas in the Park, adds to the excitement when the Arab Historic Village, adjacent to the Arab City Park, is transformed into Santa’s Village. As festival goers make their way thru the Village, a variety of activities will keep everyone entertained. Stop by the gristmill and pick up food for the reindeer, watch as the blacksmith makes reindeer shoes at his shop, visit with Santa Claus, decorate fun holiday cookies, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. All historic buildings will be open and adorned with festive Christmas decorations. Local musicians and carolers will line the sidewalks adding to the magic by singing acapella renditions of traditional holiday music. Plenty of photo opportunities will be available to capture the holiday spirit. Hours for Santa in the Park are 6 to 9 pm, weather-permitting, beginning Nov. 23-24, and continuing Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, and Dec. 21-22. Venue/ Attraction: Arab's Historic Village. Cost: $5 per person, Family $20, 2 years old and under FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Holiday Lane at Sharon Johnston Park

Seasonal Tour the holiday decorations at the Christmas Village and Holiday Lane. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Don Mcmillan "The Engineer Comic"

Downtown Huntsville **NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES** Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show" MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star" acro… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513763. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Singer/Songwriter Night

Music Singer/Songwriter night at Infusion. Family friendly all original music (no covers). 20 minute sets - performers scheduled in advance. Please contact us if you are interested in performing! Venue/ Attraction: Infusion. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

HYP Santa Bar Crawl

Downtown Huntsville Join HYP in your favorite Santa or other winter/ holiday themed attire as we drink and wander around downtown Huntsville! We've seen winter warlocks, a hundred santas, ice princes and princesses, snowmen, reindeer, elves, and a menorah. Anything goes! We will begin at 7:00 PM and stay out until the bars shut down (or until you wander your back home via Uber, a sober friend, or taxi). We will be making 1.5 hour stops at four locations downtown to allow you time to get a drink or two and make it to the next stop. Catch up with one of the HYP Board of Directors members at either Voodoo Lounge Bar & Grill, Pints and Pixels, or Jefferson Street Pub to get a "Huntsville Young Professionals" wristband that will get you free cover into Sammy T's Music Hall and VIP area access. Schedule 7:00 - Voodoo Lounge Bar & Grilll for some underground cocktails 8:30 - Pints and Pixels for fun and games 10:00 - Jefferson St. Pub for catching up at the bar 11:30 - Sammy T's Music Hall for dancing and fun *insert Ch… Venue/ Attraction: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – Sunday, December 16, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Sanders Family Christmas Play

Seasonal December 12, 13, 14, 15 (7:00 pm), December 15 and 16 (2:30pm) The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional 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. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/sanders-family-christmas-play-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dixie Danger Dolls Present A Wreck and Roll Christmas

Downtown Huntsville Come out and celebrate the season with Huntsville’s favorite pinups! Wreck and Roll with some of the Dolls favorite bands; The Go-Go Killers, Jonny and the Black Frames and Hagfish featuring our very own Demolition Desi on vocals!!! Adding to the festivities please help us wish Joshua Dodd a very happy birthday! Mr. Dodd has included the Doll’s on so many of his great events and has worked tirelessly to help support Huntsville’s music scene. Undoubtedly a Dixie Danger Dude! There will also be a bake sale to satisfy your sweet tooth! Proceeds will benefit the DDD and help us support our community in 2019. Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:00 PM – Sunday, December 16, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Jersey Boys presented by Broadway Theatre League in Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $42 – $97. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/jersey-boys/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:00 PM.

Don Mcmillan "The Engineer Comic"

Downtown Huntsville **NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES** Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show" MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star" acro… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513763. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Downtown Huntsville Performances: December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm  , December 14, 2018 - 10:30 am , December 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 11:00 am , December 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm , December 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm , December 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: Tickets start as low as $18! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Jersey Boys presented by Broadway Theatre League in Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $42 – $97. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/jersey-boys/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM.

Christmas Village at Sharon Johnston Park

Seasonal Saturday, Dec. 15th from 2-6 pm AND Sunday, Dec. 16th from 1-5 pm Pioneer Village has become Christmas Village with Photos with Santa, decorating cookies and ornaments, face painting, writing letters to Santa, making reindeer food, sweet shop and MORE. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Cost: $5 per person with children 3 and under FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Sanders Family Christmas Play

Seasonal December 12, 13, 14, 15 (7:00 pm), December 15 and 16 (2:30pm) The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional 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. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/sanders-family-christmas-play-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Walk Like Her Model & Confidence Class

Kids This is a model and confidence building class for teen girls ages 10-17 sponsored by Full Figured Fierce. We teach them the importance of loving yourself, how to build their confidence, how to block out the negative talk and images they are bombarded with on a day to day basis. This FREE class teaches technique, while teaching grace and poise. Sign your princess up today at www.fullfiguredfierce.org/register and reserve her spot. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Dance Theater of Huntsville 4414 Evangel Cir. Huntsville, Al 35816.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

53rd Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival

Downtown Huntsville The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival is in the historic Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church. This family-friendly service is casual and features your favorite carols and characters of this Christian holiday!! Come celebrate, singalong, be entertained and be moved. Admission is free. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville First United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Living Christmas Tree - Abridged

Seasonal Huntsville's annual Living Christmas Tree 2018 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Silent Night, Holy Night.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

IMPHuntsville A Jolly Holiday

Performing Arts & Film Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm. IMP presents selections from Broadway's holiday songs. Slow down from the hustle and bustle of the holidays! Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with favorite songs. This joyous, reflective, and heartwarming show is sure to create wonderful memories that will add to the spirit of the season. Presented at The Straight To Ale Speakeasy. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Cost: $20-$35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.imphuntsville.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Holiday Lane at Sharon Johnston Park

Seasonal Tour the holiday decorations at the Christmas Village and Holiday Lane. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Jersey Boys presented by Broadway Theatre League in Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $42 – $97. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/jersey-boys/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 6:30 PM.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 17, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 17, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 17, 2018.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Let's Get Smashed Video Game Event

Social Events & More LETS GET SMASHED DECEMBER 17, 2018 at Rocket City Craft Beer doors open at 5 p.m. with tournament starting at 7 p.m. "Let's Get Smashed" will be a celebration of the most recent addition to the Super Smash Bros series, Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Participants will be encouraged to cut loose, mix and mingle, and play their best game every time they pick up the stick, or just get smashed. Ticket purchase serves as registration and admission. Guests must be 21 years or older to participate. Tickets are limited and online sales end December 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Get one before they are gone! Visit WWW.GGEVENTS.US. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket City Craft Beer. Cost: $40.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM – Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:00 AM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 17, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

HEALS Day at Pints & Pixels

Fundraisers Help Pints & Pixels support HEALS, Inc.! 10% of Pints & Pixels daily sales for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and take out will be donated to this worthy organization. HEALS mission is to deliver accessible, quality, school-based, primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the school system and the medical, dental, and optometry communities. Venue/ Attraction: Pints and Pixels. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/267375727318701/?active_tab=about. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live on Stage

Downtown Huntsville **Limited number of Pre-Show Meet & Greet Tickets available for $35. Meet & Greet begins at 6pm. Event ticket is also required for Meet & Greet Opportunity. Presented by Red Tail Live. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $57, $46 & $32. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Trivia Tuesday at Moe's BBQ in Providence!

Social Events & More Family-friendly, high energy, fun and easy to play! Spend time with your family and friends, while enjoying your favorite food and drinks! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.brainblastentertainment.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moe's Original Bar-B-Que 445 Providence Main St NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – Thursday, December 20, 2018, 12:00 AM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Mellow Mushroom!

Social Events & More Spread the word! BrainBlast is making HumpDays event better in Providence with Mellow Mushroom! Safe for all ages, we bring the fun with a challenge for your brain, lots of laughs, and great music! Venue/ Attraction: Mellow Mushroom. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CoWorking Night

Educational & Lecture CoWorking Night is a free weekly conference where professionals come to learn, connect, and collaborate. Anyone of any age or background is welcome to attend. No RSVP is required; just show up! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville West. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dancing With The Stars: Live!

Downtown Huntsville Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Presented by NS2. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $86.50, $66.50 & $56.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Open Mic Comedy

Performing Arts & Film Venue/ Attraction: Copper Top. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:00 PM – Thursday, December 20, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – Friday, December 21, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Fight Night

Social Events & More Its fight night! Every Thursday from 6:00 PM till 11:00 PM At Lucky Dice Cafe, We host a broad variety of fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Tekken and many more. Bring your PS4 or other consoles or JUST your controllers. It's Free to play We eat, play, and kick butt all at the café! We also have weekly and monthly tournaments with prizes. Venue/ Attraction: Lucky Dice Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://luckydicecafe.ionsuite.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Sierra Hull | Christmas Time is Here

Music Two Shows: 6:30 and 8:00 Inspired by bluegrass and roots music, but not defined by it, singer and virtuoso mandolinist Sierra Hull is finding critical and popular acclaim as a unique songwriter of complexity and depth beyond her years. Christmas Time Is Here is a holiday celebration that will feature friends new and old: Ethan Jodziewicz, Eddie Barbash, Justin Moses, Jake Finch and Kai Welch. Cost: $30-45. Event Web Link: https://squareup.com/store/tangledstringstudio/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Tangled Strings Studios 2211 Seminole Drive, RR Studio #7 Huntsville, AL 35805.

Chris Killian

Downtown Huntsville Chris Killian never intended to become a stand-up comic. Growing up outside of Nashville, Chris was just a small guy with big dreams, like being a professional wrestler, performing in a boy band, or maybe entering professional pizza eating contests. Luckily for us, none of those dreams materialized and he decided to pursue comedy. Chris' humor has been described as "overlooked because of his really cool hair." While he does have amazing hair, Chris also prides himself on his versatility as a performer, and his perspective as a slightly immature single dad offers a unique take on society that many other comedians don't have. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $10+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Christmas Vacation Trivia at The Boot!

Social Events & More Who cares about the Kardashians when you can keep up with the Griswolds? During such a chaotic holiday season, take a break with your family and friends and test your knowledge on this modern Christmas classic with BrainBlast Trivia! Venue/ Attraction: The Boot Pizzeria. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher

Downtown Huntsville Presented by Big Spring Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $76.50, $56.50, $46.50 & $36.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Records with Carsten

Music Venue/ Attraction: Copper Top. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:00 PM – Friday, December 21, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Skating in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Skating in the Park is a wonderful holiday event held in downtown Huntsville directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park. REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 4PM-9PM Friday - 4PM-10PM Saturday - 10AM-10PM Sunday - 12PM-8PM SPECIAL HOURS: November 16 - Opening Day - 4PM-10PM November 19-21, 23 - 11AM-10PM THANKSGIVING DAY - 2PM-8PM CHRISTMAS EVE - 12PM-6PM CHRISTMAS DAY - 2PM-8PM December 26-28 - 11AM-10PM NEW YEARS EVE - 11AM-1AM NEW YEARS DAY - 2-8PM January 2-4 - 11AM-10PM ADMISSION & RENTAL: $15 Ages ten and up $10 Ages nine and under $13 Groups of 10 or more $5 Scooter rental **$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES** Special hours and daily weather updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Share your photos using #skatinginthepark! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/events/skating-in-the-park-3/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018.

Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville The 2018 Tinsel Trail, presented by Jerry Damson Automotive Group, is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season starting on November 23rd with our Lighting Celebration. At 6:30pm Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will share a holiday greeting, Chad Emerson, CEO and President of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will say a few words then we will have a performance by the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, the lighting of the trail will commence, and we will end the evening with the Huntsville Community Drumline! Each tree on the trail is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit this November 23rd – January 5th! Each Thursday and Friday during Tinsel Trail you will be able to grab a coffee from Arsenal Coffee Co. they will be parked near the Welc… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/TinselTrail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018.

Art Huntsville Art exhibit - Feature Artist - Caroline Wang

Museums, Studios & Galleries Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints whatever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004 she has delivered over 55 solo exhibits. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online national contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 online national contest in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD at Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005. Caroline Wang’s studio is Located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, studio room 204 (http://www.lowemill.net/portfolio-item/caroline-wang-painting-studio-204/). Caroline is also a designer with VIDA. A new kind of fashion Ecommerce Company (https://shopvida.com/collections/caroline-wang). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps, and accessories, revels in the artistry and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Seasonal All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! Come see Santa’s Magic Garden! This magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat.  There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Santa’s Magic Garden is sponsored by Jerry Damson. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $7. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland

Downtown Huntsville Bring the family to dine on the North Pole Express to Winter Lumberland just North of Santa's Village. Your "Golden" ticket will grant you access thru the light maze for free candy and toys at the secret candy shop. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Event Web Link: http://www.amboothslumberyard.com/polarexpress. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Seasonal See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people) Vans and Tour Buses: $25 for up to 10 people. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/galaxy-of-lights/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Parents Night Out

Kids How much shopping can you get done kid-FREE? Drop the kiddos off with us! We jump and play in the arena on our various inflatables. We eat pizza dinner and have a special dessert. We color, create and play games while our food is settling. THEN we will end the evening with a GLOW party with music and dancing. If the kiddos are tired, they are welcome to watch a movie to settle down. When you pick them up they will be tired, fed and ready for bed! Friday, December 21st 6-10pm Ages potty-trained and up. (Strictly enforced). Admission is $25.00+tax per child/ $20.00+tax per sibling Reservations are required by noon that day. Socks and a signed waiver are required for this event. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $25+tax. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

8th Annual Santa in the Park

Seasonal The 8th Annual Santa in the Park, in conjunction with Christmas in the Park, adds to the excitement when the Arab Historic Village, adjacent to the Arab City Park, is transformed into Santa’s Village. As festival goers make their way thru the Village, a variety of activities will keep everyone entertained. Stop by the gristmill and pick up food for the reindeer, watch as the blacksmith makes reindeer shoes at his shop, visit with Santa Claus, decorate fun holiday cookies, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. All historic buildings will be open and adorned with festive Christmas decorations. Local musicians and carolers will line the sidewalks adding to the magic by singing acapella renditions of traditional holiday music. Plenty of photo opportunities will be available to capture the holiday spirit. Hours for Santa in the Park are 6 to 9 pm, weather-permitting, beginning Nov. 23-24, and continuing Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, and Dec. 21-22. Venue/ Attraction: Arab's Historic Village. Cost: $5 per person, Family $20, 2 years old and under FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Holiday Lane at Sharon Johnston Park

Seasonal Tour the holiday decorations at the Christmas Village and Holiday Lane. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

A Very Vintage Christmas!

Social Events & More It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Are you ready for a winter wonderland party? This event will feature classic and original music, great beer, and all the holiday cheer from your hometown taproom. We will be having Helaina Acoustic, as well as other local performers, all dressed in 1940s and 1950s attire! With help from the talented Rocket City Pinup, this event will surely be a night to remember! So think about those classic '40s and '50s Christmas parties, and come on out and relive them at Rocket City Craft Beer! Venue/ Attraction: Rocket City Craft Beer. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – Saturday, December 22, 2018, 7:00 AM.

Jim Parker’s Songwriter Series

Downtown Huntsville Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Deon Cole

Downtown Huntsville Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents on the comedy scene. Not only is he currently a cast member on four hit TV shows, he has also appeared in several popular feature films, released multiple standup specials, and follows a non-stop tour schedule. Armed with a “comic authority born of undeniable charisma” (AV Club), Deon’s completely unique style and delivery have made him a wildly popular performer with fans and critics alike. Deon plays the character of adjunct college professor "Charlie" on ABC's hit series Black-ish. His role on the Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award winning show, now in its fourth season, is a favorite, with Vulture declaring “Deon Cole is a comedic genius,” AV Club naming him a “scene stealer,” and Variety offering “Cole reminds me of John Belushi, another performer who brought essential sweetness to his unpredictable characters, and who could make you laugh just by looking a certain way at another person on screen.” In January 2018 Deon brought the beloved “Charlie” to… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513742. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/223577931820227/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

The Nutcracker - A Yuletide Ballet

Seasonal Celebrate your holidays with Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre and The Nutcracker – A Yuletide Ballet, December 21-23 at Lee High School Theater. Led by David Herriott and Keren Gibb Hilliard, the AYBT dancers present the magical story of Clara and her special Christmas gift a Nutcracker; which comes to life in her dreams to defeat the Mouse King and together they travel through dancing snowflakes to the Land of the Sweets. Our special guest artist this year is Aaron Melendez, of the Ballet Palm Beach, dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Performances are scheduled for 21 December – 7:00 PM; 22 December at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM; and 23 December 2:00 PM. Tickets are $18 for adults; $12 for children (10 & under) or $14 for Seniors/Military/Students. Discounts are available for large groups. Call the office for details. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: 18 for adults; $12 for children (10 & under) or $14 for Seniors/Military/Students. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Deon Cole

Downtown Huntsville Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents on the comedy scene. Not only is he currently a cast member on four hit TV shows, he has also appeared in several popular feature films, released multiple standup specials, and follows a non-stop tour schedule. Armed with a “comic authority born of undeniable charisma” (AV Club), Deon’s completely unique style and delivery have made him a wildly popular performer with fans and critics alike. Deon plays the character of adjunct college professor "Charlie" on ABC's hit series Black-ish. His role on the Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award winning show, now in its fourth season, is a favorite, with Vulture declaring “Deon Cole is a comedic genius,” AV Club naming him a “scene stealer,” and Variety offering “Cole reminds me of John Belushi, another performer who brought essential sweetness to his unpredictable characters, and who could make you laugh just by looking a certain way at another person on screen.” In January 2018 Deon brought the beloved “Charlie” to… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=513742. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/223577931820227/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, December 21, 2018, 9:15 PM – 10:45 PM.