Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas 2013 Events Calendar

Yowzers! There are a ton of free/cheap/family events coming up to get ready for Christmas in the River Region. If you know of any more, please leave a comment here or on the Facebook page.


Merry Christmas!

Updated 11/23/13

Ongoing


12/3-12/8/13 An Eclectic Christmas- “The 2013 outdoor walking tours begin December 3-8 2013. Shows are reserved in 15 minute increments. When Registering please have a primary and secondary choice for date and time ready. We remind you that this is an outdoor night time walking tour. Admission is free, and donations are accepted and appreciated to help with expenses.”


Now thru 12/24/13 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops in Prattville
Free photo with Santa, Free crafts, Free games and activities. See the schedule for times.



Saturday 11/24/13

4-6 pm Holiday Mail for Heroes at Eastdale Mall
Holiday Mail for Heroes is a nationwide program, and last year more than 1.8 million cards were distributed to the troops and their families as a part of our annual Holiday Campaign. People in Montgomery can help spread holiday cheer and express thanks for their service. Send a card to a hero!

Thursday 11/28/13
Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday 11/30/13


9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop: Small Toolbox
Register online.
 


Monday 12/2/13


5-7 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Tours
1142 S. Perry St. Montgomery 834-3022



Wednesday 12/4/13


1 pm-8 pm Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carter Hill Road. FREE admission.


Thursday 12/5/13


1 pm-8 pm Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carter Hill Road. FREE admission.



Live Holiday Music, Pioneer crafts for children, cookies and cider on the fire, storytelling, costumed guests and more!

5 pm City of Prattville Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland-City Hall
Christmas music by the Prattville Pops and local dance ensembles will perform, including a visit from the Sugar Plum Fairy. After the tree lighting visit Santa at Winter Wonderland in Heritage Park by the fountain downtown and enjoy Christmas carol by the community chorus. FREE


5:30 pm Millbrook Christmas Tree Lighting at Village Green


6 pm City of Wetumpka Tree Lighting Gold Star Park


6:30 pm Arrival of Saint Nicholas-Flowers Hall, 6:45 Caroling and lighting of the trees, 7:00 A Service of Lessons and Carols-Ligon Chapel FREE


7 pm- Capitol Sounds Christmas concert at Vaughn Forest Baptist Church, 8660 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery. Christmas music including a Holiday Sing-A-Long. FREE


Friday 12/6/13


9 am-6 pm Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. Alcazar Shriners 555 E. S. Blvd. Montgomery. FREE admission


1 pm-8 pm Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carter Hill Road. FREE admission.


5:15 Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at the capital steps. Montgomery. FREE


6 pm Capital City Christmas Parade Parade route from capital steps to city hall. Montgomery. FREE RESCHEDULED
6:30-8 pm Wetumpka Nativity and Luminary Open House FREE Downtown Wetumpka


Parade begins at 7pm at the Autauga County courthouse. Floats, dancers, music and lots of candy! FREE    RESCHEDULED


6:15 pm Montgomery Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Lister Hill Plaza across from city hall. FREE



Saturday 12/7/13
 
Bake yummy holiday cookies with the big guy himself for just $5. Must RSVP by Dec. 5 by calling 334-279-6046.


8:30 am Breakfast with Santa at Eastdale Mall
Purchase tickets in advance at Eastdale Mall Customer Service. $5 donation per ticket benefits Child Protect. Ticket includes breakfast with Santa from Cinnabon, cookie decorating with Great American Cookie Co. and holiday crafts with Teen Team and Child Protect Junior Executive Board.

10 am-Noon Children’s Christmas Art Project-Creative Arts Center Chestnut St. Prattville
Create holiday artwork to keep or give as a gift. Classes are free but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Cultural Arts & Special Events Office at 334-595-0854


10 am-6 pm Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. Alcazar Shriners 555 E. S. Blvd. Montgomery. FREE admission

10 am-2 pm Free Santa Photos at participating Walmart locations

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Game
Register online.


11 am-8 pm Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carter Hill Road. FREE admission.


1-3pm Children’s Christmas Art Project-Creative Arts Center Chestnut St. Prattville
Create holiday artwork to keep or give as a gift. Classes are free but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Cultural Arts & Special Events Office at 334-595-0854


1 pm-4 pm Holiday Open House at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Performances by local choral groups and festive studio activities. FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Montgomery Area Food Bank or a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.


Parade begins at 2 pm at the sports complex and ends at the intersection at city hall. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will be set up at Village Green Park. Admission is FREE.


5:30-8:30 pm Living Nativity Drive Thru. East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville. FREE


Sunday 12/8/13

10 am-2 pm Free Santa Photos at participating Walmart locations

11 am-5 pm Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. Alcazar Shriners 555 E. S. Blvd. Montgomery. FREE admission


1 pm-8 pm Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carter Hill Road. FREE admission.

A holiday walking tour of 10 historic homes. Tickets are $10 for adults. Kids 12 and under Free. See the Facebook page for ticket locations.


Monday 12/9/13


5-7 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Tours
1142 S. Perry St. Montgomery 834-3022



Friday 12/13/13


7 pm- City of Prattville, The Prattville Pops & Community Chorus Present the Annual Christmas Concert at Glynwood Baptist Church in Prattville. Enjoy sounds of Christmas and the holidays FREE


Saturday 12/14/13




10 am-5 pm Christmas on The Coosa Goldstar Park & Courthouse Veranda
Character Breakfast, Parade, Arts and Crafts, Food vendors, Santa Ski-In, Fireworks

5 pm Prattville Christmas Parade
 

5-8 pm Baptist Health Live Nativity, at the DeBoer building 301 Brown Springs Road in Montgomery.


Sunday 12/15/13


5-8 pm Baptist Health Live Nativity, at the DeBoer building 301 Brown Springs Road in Montgomery.


Monday 12/16/13


5-7 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Tours
1142 S. Perry St. Montgomery 834-3022

Thursday 12/19/13

Capital City Christmas Parade

Saturday 12/21/13

8 am-10 am Breakfast with Santa at Panera Bread
Enjoy breakfast and a visit with Santa for just $10. Make reservations by calling 334-279-6046.

Wednesday 12/25/13

Merry Christmas!


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