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Christmas in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Christmas Lights and Local Christmas Favorites

The holiday season is upon us. Tinsel and lights are starting to pop up around town and certain radio stations are already playing Christmas music. The Christmas spirit is in the air and there’s no better time to go ahead and make your holiday plans. Here is a taste of what the Tuscaloosa area has to offer this season.



Tinsel Trail Grand Opening, Nov. 25th @ 5:30 pm, Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Pkwy.

The 7th annual Tinsel Trail is being hosted by Buffalo Rock Tuscaloosa. Along with the beautifully decorated trees you’ve come to expect from the Tinsel Trail, you will also experience live performances, refreshments, and the chance to meet Santa himself. This fun family event is FREE.

Holidays on the River, Nov. 27th-Jan. 20th, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Pkwy.

Come join the winter fun at Holidays on the River. Ice Skating is available on the 60’x100’ outdoor ice rink. Enjoy Christmas music and a variety of holiday activities. Holidays on the River adheres to a clear bag policy for your safety. Admission is FREE but there is a $15 fee for skate rental and rink access. 



Tuscaloosa’s Night of Lights, Nov. 27th @ 7 pm, Julio Jones Kia, 4301 Greensboro Ave.

See one of the largest Christmas light displays in the southeast and enjoy a concert by Mac Powell and the Family Reunion at Julio Jones Kia. There will be fun and games for the whole family along with special appearances by Frosty the Snowman and Santa. Admission is FREE.

Dickens Downtown, Dec. 3rd from 5-8 pm, Downtown Northport

Step straight into a Victorian Christmas at Dickens Downtown. Theatre Tuscaloosa will be presenting scenes from “A Christmas Carol” with music by the 5th Alabama Regimental Band and local choirs. Carolers in period dress, a real English Town Crier, and Father Christmas will all be present for the festivities. Admission is FREE.



Holiday Open House, Dec. 7th from 10 am-4:30 pm, Warner Transportation Museum, 1901 Jack Warner Pkwy.

Come see the Warner Transportation Museum decorated for the holidays. Enjoy free refreshments and celebrate the bicentennial with a brand new exhibit about the Civil War and Reconstruction in Tuscaloosa. Admission is FREE.

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 13th @ 5:15 pm, Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 714 Greensboro Ave.

Nothing captures the magic of the Christmas season quite like a tree lighting ceremony. Join your fellow Tuscaloosa neighbors and celebrate the season with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Admission is FREE.




44th Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade, Dec. 13th following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Tuscaloosa

Bring the whole family out for the 44th Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade. Secure your viewing spot early for this festive Alabama tradition. This event is great for all ages and admission is FREE.




Happy Holidays!

This is only a small fraction of the events available this holiday season in Tuscaloosa. Have fun enjoying all our wonderful city has to offer. Happy Holidays! 

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To know Alice Maxwell, Top Agent in Tuscaloosa AL, is quite frankly to love her. Vibrant and charming, she’s one of the region’s most successful REALTORS®. When asked about her sales, she sheepishly says, “Honestly, I’m not sure. I just take care of people. That’s what I love doing.” – Top Agent Magazine A Tuscaloosa Native, it’s this passion for people and knowledge of her hometown that has made Alice Maxwell a top REALTOR® in the Tuscaloosa area since 1993. She is quick to say, “I eat, sleep and breathe real estate. I love taking care of people!” It’s no surprise that clients quickly become lifelong friends, making her business one that is built on personal relationships, personal referrals and corporate relocations. By employing the latest technologies and marketing strategies, Alice does everything possible to ensure her clients’ properties are positioned and marketed for success. She and her team are committed to aggressively marketing their client’s listings, as well as finding the perfect home or condo for their buyers. To further assist her buyer’s need, she has a trusted network of professionals from inspectors, contractors, handymen to loan officers. Devoted to giving back to her community, Alice can often be found hammering at a new Habitat for Humanity house or feeding a group of students from Collegiate Recovery Community. She has served on the United Way Board, the Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Board of Directors for Capstone Bank, and as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church. She also serves her alma mater, The University of Alabama, as a member of the President’s Cabinet, Women of the Capstone, and Human Environmental Sciences Leadership Board. After earning her REALTOR® license, Alice earned her CRS, ABR and GRI designations. Since becoming a principal in Keller Williams Realty Tuscaloosa, she has participated in extensive training--recently completing Keller Williams’ signature training program, BOLD. Her knowledge of the industry paired with her knowledge of the Tuscaloosa market allows her to offer the highest level of service to each client. Because of her training and hard work, she has been named REALTOR® of the Year, and won the Arthur B. Pope award from the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors. Alice is married to her high school sweetheart, John, and together they are parents of Anne, Davis and Stuart. In the spirit of the Maxwell tradition, all three children have pursued individual careers in different spheres of real estate. When not busy with real estate, Alice and Johnny are often found spending quality time with their five grandchildren, their dogs, close friends or Alice’s 89-year-old mother, Dee. It’s a full and busy life! Alice probably sums it up best saying, “If you had told me years ago that I would be where I am today, I wouldn’t have believed it. I just know that I work hard and I believe that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

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