Sunday, November 29, 2015

Calendar: December 2015


Here are fun, cheap or free events for December for families in the river region. 

NEW this month!!! I have put a * by events that I think are a TOP PICK!!

As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

For library storytimes: 
Wetumpka Library:
Autauga County Library:
Montgomery City/ County Library: 

Montgomery Zoo Christmas Lights Festival, Dec 3-6, 10-13, and 17-31, 5:30-9:30pm. Admission charged.


Tuesday 12/1/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops    FREE

*Eclectic Christmas FREE
See website for registration info. 

6-8 pm Chick-Fil-A Eastchase Kids Night
Holiday Icedream Party.

6 pm City of Wetumpka Christmas Tree Lighting Gold Star Park FREE

Wednesday 12/2/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops    FREE

Eclectic Christmas FREE
See website for registration info. 

Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Display FREE
 

Thursday 12/3/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops    FREE

Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Display FREE

Eclectic Christmas  FREE

6 pm City of Millbrook Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting FREE

Friday 12/4/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops   FREE

Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Display FREE

Eclectic ChristmasFREE

5:30 pm Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony State Capitol FREE
6-7 pm Capital Open House 
Including refreshments, art show and gift collection for foster children. 

6-8 pm Christmas In The Forest Party Vaughn Forest Church FREE
A live nativity with animals, pictures and meet-n-greet time with all your kids’ favorite characters (including Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Anna, Star Wars characters like Han Solo and Princess Leia, and more), inflatables, crafts, ornament making, live music, hot cocoa, cider, Christmas cookies, Christmas cartoons on the big screen in our auditorium, groups of carolers walking around singing for you, and tons more! The highlight of the night will be at 7 p.m. when we light a 30 foot Christmas Tree out at the front of the church building by Vaughn Road. Free and open to the public. 

6 pm City of Wetumpka Nativity/Luminary Night 

Prattville Christmas Parade 

*7 pm Prattville Christmas Parade
The parade will begin at the Autauga County Courthouse at the corner of 4th and Court Streets and will meander through historic Downtown Prattville and back around to the Courthouse. There will be candy and other goodies tossed to onlookers as the floats, antique cars, dance groups, horses and others take part in this much anticipated annual event. Local bands will be stepping high and entertaining the crowds with holiday music. Families from all across the River Region will want to take part in this wonderful family-friendly event.
 
Saturday 12/5/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops    FREE

Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Display  FREE

Eclectic Christmas  FREE

9am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop Holiday Stacking Blocks FREE
Join our hands-on workshop and build fun holiday stacking blocks. Then, decorate your project with fun stickers and different paint colors.
All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
 
 
*9:30 am-12:30 Eastmont Christmas Festival 
Manger Museum, Gingerbread House, Cookie Walk, Christmas Store, Shoebox Packing Station, Pony Rides, & Holiday Hero Show & MUCH MORE. Admission: 1 of the following: canned good, school supply item, bar of soap, toothpaste. 

10am-Noon Michael's Craft Store Kids Class $2
Clothespin Characters 

1-4 pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Holiday Open House
The Museum invites you to an afternoon of holiday cheer at the 20th annual Holiday Open House. Local choral groups will be performing throughout the Museum and the studios will be bustling with holiday crafts including the ever-popular Reindeer Feed Bags. The galleries will be open, as will ARTWORKS. Be on the look out for a certain red-suited guest who will listen to all holiday wishes. There is no charge for Holiday Open House, but we encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or canned goods for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.


Sunday 12/6/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops  FREE

Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Display  FREE

1 pm First Sundays at MMFA FREE
Learn more about work in the Museum (traveling exhibitions as well as the Museum’s Permanent Collection) in these FREE docent led tours the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M. 

Eclectic Christmas FREE


Monday 12/7/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE
 
Eclectic Christmas FREE

Tuesday 12/8/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Eclectic Christmas FREE

Wednesday 12/9/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

10:30-11am & 11-11:30 am Tales For Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE 
This FREE monthly program introduces young children to the basic elements of art through storybooks and simple art activities in the Museum galleries. 

Thursday 12/10/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Friday 12/11/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE
 
Saturday 12/12/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE
 
Christmas On The Coosa 

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Train Engine FREE
Register in advance.   

10am-Noon Michael's Craft Store Kids Class $2
Perler Bead Santa's Belt Coaster   

Sunday 12/13/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Monday 12/14/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops  FREE

Tuesday 12/15/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

*4-7 pm Old Alabama Town Holiday Open House FREE
Old Alabama Town Living Block, Enter at Lucas Tavern, 310 N. Hull  
Live holiday music, Traditional Holiday Craft making, Stories of holidays past, Costumed villagers, cookies and cider!
 
6-8 pm Chick-Fil-A Eastchase Kids Night
3D ornament Picture Frame build. 

Wednesday 12/16/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Thursday 12/17/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Friday 12/18/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

*6:15 Capital City Christmas/Camilla Bowl Parade FREE
Capital steps to Court Square Fountain 

Saturday 12/19/15 
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Sunday 12/20/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

*5-8 pm Baptist Health Live Nativity 
DeBoer Building (behind Baptist East and across from Winton Blount Post Office)
Drive past or walk up. This event is free and open to the public! 

It's beautiful! There is usually live camel, sheep and other animals. Plus hot cocoa!

Monday 12/21/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

*5-8 pm Baptist Health Live Nativity 
DeBoer Building (behind Baptist East and across from Winton Blount Post Office)
Drive past or walk up. This event is free and open to the public!


Tuesday 12/22/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Wednesday 12/23/14
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Thursday 12/24/15
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops FREE

Friday 12/25/15
Merry Christmas!!

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Thursday 12/31/15


* River Region Family Top Pick!


Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.