Alabama NewsCenter: Christmastime Attractions in Can’t Miss Alabama Brighten the Holiday Season

| December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am

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By Shirley Jackson

‘A Christmas Carol’
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” adapted and performed by Greta Lambert, streaming digitally through Friday, Dec. 27. This streaming production will transport audiences back to a magical evening in Victorian England to enjoy the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. While enjoyed by audiences of all ages, “A Christmas Carol” is recommended for children ages 7 and older. Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are only available for purchase online. For more information, email or call 334-271-5353 on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. Over the next few months, ASF will continue to produce online and outdoor events. Those wishing to make a contribution will have the option to include an additional gift with their ticket purchase. “A Christmas Carol” will be available to stream to in-person, virtual and hybrid classrooms free of charge as part of the theater’s SchoolFest student matinee program.

Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides
Saddle up for the season by spending an evening under the moonlight in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Trot along through the streets and gaze at the holiday lights and decorations with your loved ones. Have your camera ready for the ride Dec. 13, 20 and 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 per carriage ride for up to six adults; lap children are welcome. Cash, credit card, Venmo and CashApp are accepted. Attendees are encouraged to adhere to social distancing and facial covering guidelines. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the property.

Galaxy of Lights
Galaxy of Lights’ 25th anniversary season is underway through Saturday, Jan. 2, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Explore 2.5 miles of magnificent light displays weaving together holiday themes, classic characters and scenes from the natural world. Tickets for Driving Nights can be purchased in advance for any date or upon arrival. For frequently asked questions about Galaxy tickets, please email Celebrate the anniversary by sharing your favorite memories of the event. The Huntsville Botanical Gardens is at 4747 Bob Wallace Ave.

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