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.
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!