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51. December 11, 2010: Madison Holiday Parade

Free. 5:30 pm Starting at Hughes Road going to downtown Madison."All I Want For Christmas!" Enjoy the warmth of Madison's historic district at the town's Christmas parade. Families will gather for an old-fashioned celebration on the downtown Village Green after the parade-listen to carolers & instrumental music around the Roundhouse & sip hot chocolate at the Gazebo. For more information, call (256) 772-9300.

52. December 11, 2010: Candlelight Christmas Maple Hill Memorial

Free.  6-7 pm at Maple Hill Cemetery, 202 Maple Hill Drive Huntsville.  Lighted luminaries halo the graves of the unknown Confederate Soldiers, ribbons & greenery will adorn the iron fence.  An honor guard will be posted.  Re-enactors will be dressed in period attire.  The United Daughters of the Confederacy & the Sons of Confederate Veterans will remember the soldiers in work & song.  For more info, call (256) 859-3525.

53. December 12, 2010: "Carols of Christmas"

6:30 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 607 Airport Road, in the Santcuary. Free tickets at church. The Trinity UMC Sanctuary Choir with guest, Huntsville Youth Symphony and Huntsville Chamber Chorale with present the 6th annual "Carols of Christmas." This concert will share the message of the season with classic and favorite songs of Christmas.

54. December 12, 2010: Moravian Lovefeast

Free. 7:00 pm at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church-1306 Canstatt Drive. The service blends the reading of the Christmas story with music provided by the Chancel Choir and the Weatherly Festival Orchestra while a simple meal of a Moravian Lovefeast bun and sweetened de-caff coffee is served. The service closes with all present lighting their Moravian candles during the singing of "Silent Night."

55. December 12, 2010: Christmas in Gurley Home Tour & Luminary Display

Admission charged.  2-5 pm. Visit five homes & five churches in Gurley. Sponsored by the Gurley Historical Association. For information, call 776-9918.

56. December 14, 2010: “An Irish Christmas and Whiskey Tasting”

The Irish Society of North Alabama and Bridge Street Town Centre proudly present “An Irish Christmas and Whiskey Tasting” on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 6pm-11pm at the Westin. The event benefits Still Serving Veterans, Inc. Ticket includes gourmet Irish cuisine, an Irish/Scotch whiskey tasting, and live Irish holiday music by the group Legacy featuring Jim Flanagan. Legacy is from Jackson, AL and will be performing their Christmas show “An Irish Christmas: Songs and Music from West Cork.” Other performers include local Irish group Bourbon and Shamrocks, the Irish dancers from Fitness Arts Center in Madison and the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band from Birmingham. Tickets are $75 per person or $1,000 for a sponsor table of 10.

57. December 14, 2010: Holiday Ornament Class

Admission charged.  4 pm & 6 pm at Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Boulevard Madison.  At 4 PM make Origami holiday ornaments & 6 PM traditional ornaments.  For more info, call (256) 461-0046.

58. December 16, 2010: "Keep Christmas Alive" Concert

$25 general admission. Concerts at 2 & 7 pm at VBC Concert Hall, Huntsville. Benefit the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life. Entertainment: Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound - Nashville, The Lamb Family – Tuscaloosa, 3Generation – Blount County, Mitchell Brown – Huntsville, Bob Smith – Huntsville and Edie Hand – Birmingham. For tickets call American Cancer Society: 256-536-1863 and Lifeway Christian Bookstore:256-971-1650.

59. December 16-19, 2010: Living Christmas Tree--Simplicity & Splendor

Free. Thurs.-Fri. 7:30 PM, Sat. 4:30 & 7:30 PM & Sun. 3 (Children's Performance) & 5 PM at First Baptist Church, 600 Governors Drive Huntsville. Presented annually since 1984, The Living Christmas Tree is First Baptist Church's Christmas gift to the city. A spectacle of sight and sound the tree features over 150 singers, a 50 piece orchestra and literally thousands of lights! It is a very special experience of worship and celebration for the entire family. For more info, call (256) 428-9422.

60. December 18, 2010: Jeff Whitlow & The Old Barn Band Country Christmas Show

Admission charged.  7 pm at VBC Playhouse.  special guests Doug McDonald and Don Gallardio.  All seats are reserved. Tables of 4 are $80 while they last.  All other seats are $15.   Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000


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