MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The City of Montgomery is transforming into a winter wonderland beginning December 1 and continuing through New Year’s Eve, as dozens of free, family-friendly holiday events are being held across the region.
Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed will kick off the holiday festivities on Tuesday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m., at Montgomery’s Riverfront Park with Christmas on the Riverfront. The program will feature performances from local artists and children, and culminate with Mayor Reed and First Lady Tamika Reed officially lighting the city’s Christmas tree.
On Friday, December 8, Mayor Reed will be leading floats, marching bands, community organizations, and Santa Claus down Montgomery’s historic Dexter Avenue in the Capital City Christmas Parade. Coverage of the parade will air live on WSFA starting at 6:15 p.m.
Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed said about this year’s holiday season, “As Andy Rooney once famously said, ‘There is something about Christmas that requires a homecoming. It’s a time for gathering, for sharing meals and memories with those we love.’ The City of Montgomery is happy to welcome everyone home for the holidays.”
The season will come to a close on December 31 with the Downtown Countdown New Years Eve Celebration.
A full schedule of holiday events across Montgomery can be found below:
Christmas Lights Festival at the Montgomery Zoo
December 1-25 at the Montgomery Zoo
Alabama River Region Ballet “The Nutcracker”
December 1-2, at 7 p.m. at Davis Theater
Jewelry Making: Enameled Christmas Ornaments
December 1, at the Armory Learning Arts Center
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Holiday Open House
December 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Christmas Ornaments Workshop
December 4, at the Montgomery Armory
Christmas on the Riverfront
December 5 at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park
Ice Skating on the Riverfront
December 5-31, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily at Riverfront Park
Montgomery’s Hanukkah Celebration
December 7, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Montgomery City Hall
Capitol City Christmas Parade
December 8, at 6:15 p.m. Downtown Montgomery
Jewelry Making: Metal Clay Dangle Earrings
December 8, at the Armory Learning Arts Center
Holiday Art Making @ MMFA
December 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Christmas Ornaments Workshop
December 11, at the Armory Learning Arts Center
Holiday Family Game Night
December 15, at 6 p.m. at Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert
December 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Zoofari Winter Camp
December 18 – 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Center
Montgomery Boat Parade
December 22, at 6:15 p.m. at Riverfront Park
Ninth Annual Camellia Bowl
December 23, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at The Historic Cramton Bowl
Downtown Countdown – NYE Celebration
December 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Riverwalk Amphitheatre
Article submitted by City of Montgomery.
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