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Christmas Events Calendar: Check Out Family-Friendly Opportunities in Our Area This Season

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS HOLIDAY CALENDAR IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY. IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT NOT LISTED PLEASE EMAIL FULL DETAILS AND PHOTO/GRAPHIC TO EDITORSARAH@YAHOO.COM. For current updates, visit our website at elmoreautauganews.com.

NOW THROUGH DEC. 31

A Storybook Walk through Historic Wetumpka

Public · Hosted by Main Street Wetumpka

Begins at 10 a.m. all month.

Main Street Wetumpka at 114 Company Street, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

As part of the Wetumpka Chamber’s “A Downtown Dickens Christmas” and the City’s “Christmas on the Coosa,” this month-long storybook walk will invite visitors to stroll through downtown while reading each page of “The Legend of the Christmas Tree” displayed at downtown businesses and paired perfectly with decorated Christmas trees. Maps to come!

NOW THROUGH JAN. 4

Autauga Creek Christmas Tree Trail

Public · Hosted by Family Support Center and City of Prattville, Alabama Government

Daily, Dec 5, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020

Visit the Creekwalk in Prattville for a display of trees made possible by area businesses and organizations! This was a fundraiser for the Family Support Center.

DEC. 13 – 15

2019 Living Christmas Walk

Public · Hosted by WEBC Living Christmas Walk

Friday, December 13 – 15, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Goose Pond Park Clanton, AL

Presented by West End Baptist Church

WEBC Living Christmas Walk

The Living Christmas Walk is a live telling of the Christmas Story! We take you back through Jesus’s Birth, Death and Resurrection to tell of His Love!

DEC. 13

Christmas Concert

Public · Hosted by City of Prattville at the Doster Center

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Doster Center located at 424 S Northington St, Prattville, Alabama 36067

On December 13 enjoy a Christmas Concert featuring the Community Chorus and the Prattville Pops. This annual concert will delight the entire family with Christmas songs from films and Broadway and sing-a-longs. The concert will be held at Doster Community Center on South Northington in Prattville. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0850.

DEC. 13

Parents Night Out (for kids) at Alabama Wildlife Federation

December 13th @ 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Need to do some last-minute shopping for Christmas or wrap some presents? Let us watch the kids! They’ll have a blast while you get some shopping done. We will make Christmas crafts, enjoy an exciting live animal encounter, have a chick fil a dinner, watch a movie, and much more! Click here for details.

Registration: $25 per child

DEC. 14

Front Porch Grill to Host Breakfast with Santa Dec. 14 from 7 to 10 a.m.; Will Benefit Operation Blue Santa. Mark your calendars! There will be FREE pancakes for kids 12 and Under. There will be a GREAT TIME for kids newborn to 100! We are also taking new, unwrapped toy donations for the Millbrook Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa!

Operation Blue Santa is a program started about five years ago by Lt. Don Pugh at the Millbrook Police Department. Through an application process, families are chosen to help with Christmas gifts for children in our area. All of this is done through donations of unwrapped toys, or monetary donations. You can drop new, unwrapped toys off at the Police Department in the lobby, or at the Front Porch Grill. Other locations will be noted along the way, as well, so stay tuned. 

DEC. 14

The Town of Eclectic will host A Walk Through Candy Land downtown Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be games, shopping, vendors, food and much more.

The Parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Elmore County High School. Come out and join them for a celebration of Christmas, Family and Friends. For more information, call (334) 201-0092 or (334) 451-1249.

DEC. 14

The Nutcracker Ballet

Public · Hosted by C.J.’s Dance Factory home of The Prattville Ballet

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM

C.J.’s Dance Factory home of The Prattville Ballet

Martin Courthouse Theatre 145 S Court St, Prattville, Alabama 36067

Tickets www.tututix.com

Let your family’s holiday spirit soar with this festive holiday ballet. The Nutcracker Ballet – “Kingdom of the Sweets” begins with a magical storybook presentation which will leave you with cherished memories for years to come.

The “Kingdom of the Sweets” performance also features Prattville Ballet dancers in Candyland, where international good will ambassadors from China, Spain, Russia, Arabia, Flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy come together to dance and celebrate the heroin’s victory of good over evil. The Nutcracker Ballet celebrates the power of human imagination and puts artistic life into fanciful childish dreams set to classical music of Tchaikovsky!

Available School performances: December 9th and 10th. Would love to make an appointment. Hope to hear from you soon.

Cell: 334.467.8603

ballerinasrule@msn.com

DEC. 14

Elmore County 4-H Baking Series- Christmas Cookies

Public · Hosted by Elmore County 4-H

Elmore County 4-H located at 340 Queen Ann Rd, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Baking Series- December 14th. Call for registration information at 567-6301.

Everyone is Welcome- Please let us know if you have food allergies or special accommodations.

Cost is $5 – Preregistration is a must.  Limited seating- first come/first serve

DEC. 14

Christmas on the Coosa

Public · Hosted by Wetumpka Christmas on the Coosa and City of Wetumpka, AL Government

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

212 S Main St, Wetumpka, AL 36092-2748, United States

Join us for this year’s Christmas on the Coosa celebration. We will begin the morning with our annual Character Breakfast of two sessions. The first session begins at 7:30 am and the second session begins at 9am. Soon to follow will be our Arts & Crafts vendors and food vendors which will be an all-day setup. The parade will begin at 2pm and the wake boarding show will begin at 4pm. At last, Santa will ski across the Coosa River at 6pm. We will end our night with the anticipated fireworks show. This is a special time in Wetumpka, you don’t want to miss it. For more info, call 334-567-5147.

DEC. 14

West Elmore Heritage Celebration at Robinson Springs UMC in Millbrook

Public · Hosted by The West Elmore County Historical Society and Robinson Springs United Methodist Church

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9 AM – 3 PM

Robinson Springs United Methodist Church, 5980 Main St, Millbrook, Alabama 36054

Come See a Historical Display of Local points of interest.

DEC. 14

Breakfast with Santa at SweetCreek Farm Market Saturday at 7:30 a.m. SweetCreek is located at 85 Meriwether Road in Pike Road, Alabama. Pancake breakfast with Santa followed by a hayride. Includes Crafts and Cookies! THEN….Breakfast with Mrs. Claus at 9 a.m. There is a $10 charge for breakfast at this event.

DEC. 15

Jingle Jam is coming to Real Life Church, sponsored by the Real Life Children’s Ministry Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to Noon. The church is located at 1834 I-65 Service Road E, in Millbrook. Put away the stress and say hello to JOY as you and your family join Real Life Church for Jingle Jam — Unboxed, the Christmas party BIG enough for the whole family! Join us at 9am or 10:30am

As families we will sing, dance, play games, and meet funny and exciting hosts, all while unboxing the gift of JOY found in a relationship with Jesus.

You DO NOT want to miss this! Jingle Jam—where kids bring their parents to church.

Come early to decorate cookies and get some hot cocoa!

DEC. 15

MILLBROOK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) – The community is invited to a Christmas Cantata at Millbrook Presbyterian Church (“KING OF LOVE”) in the church sanctuary on Sunday, December 15, at 5:30pm; refreshments to follow in the church’s Trinity Chapel.  Nursery is provided.  The church is located at 3480 Main St.  Contact the church office (285-4031) for more information and/or directions.

DEC. 17

A Main Street Christmas

Public · Hosted by City of Prattville, Alabama Government and Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM

City of Prattville, Alabama Government

Enjoy the lights and decorations, visit with Santa, and have fun while you shop Downtown Prattville for gifts for all the special people on your Christmas list. There will be caroling, free carriage rides, hot chocolate, and more. For more information, call the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0850.

DEC. 18

Come to the Autauga County Probate Office in downtown Prattville from 1-5 p.m. to have Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Claus and the Grinch! FREE! This is to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day!

DEC. 20

@ 9:30 a.m. – noon

Christmas Field day at Alabama Nature Center!

This date is open to the public, but spots are filling up fast!

Christmas Field Day at Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook! Come join Santa for a fun-filled day of outdoor Christmas activities! Enjoy a sleigh ride, campfire story time, make a festive craft, a nature activity, and take a photo with Santa after telling him about your holiday wishes! Outdoor activities will be moved indoors in case of bad weather.

For more information, visit PUBLIC: Christmas at ANC | Events | AWF

DEC. 21

Artists Market

Public · Hosted by City of Prattville, Alabama Government and Prattauga Art Guild

Dec 21 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Prattauga Art Guild

342 S Chestnut St, Prattville, Alabama 36067

The Prattauga Art Guild will the final Artists Market this year on Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Here is your last chance this year to see and purchase amazing artwork from local artists.  Local artists will gather to sell their artwork in the beautiful art garden by the Creek Walk at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces for your collection or for those on your gift list! For more information, call (334) 595-0850.

DEC. 21

Vida Christmas Parade

Public · Hosted by Vida Community Center

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Vida Community Center

1943 County Road 19 N, Prattville, Alabama 36067

We will start lining up the floats, vehicles and horses at 1:30 so please arrive between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.   Parade will start at 2:00pm sharp.   There is no entrance fee to be in the parade.  Following the parade there will be a reception for all parade participants. All donations accepted.

DEC. 22 AND 24

Ridge Church Offers Multiple Candlelight Services for Christmas Season in Wetumpka

HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT SERVICES

Hosted by Ridge Church, 1251 Coosa River Parkway, Wetumpka. All are welcome!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22nd | 9:00AM + 10:30AM

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24th | 5:00PM

DEC. 24

MILLBROOK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) – The community is invited to a Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service at Millbrook Presbyterian Church in the church sanctuary on Tuesday, December 24, at 5:30pm.  Nursery is provided.  The church is located at 3480 Main St.  Contact the church office (285-4031) for more information and/or directions. 

DEC. 24

Christmas Eve Services

Public · Hosted by Prattville First United Methodist Church

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 4 PM – 12 AM

Prattville First United Methodist Church

100 East 4th St, Prattville, Alabama 36067

Join us on December 24th for our Christmas Eve services! We have multiple services going on, so we hope you can join us for at least one!! We will have a 4 p.m. Family Service, where children are invited to wear a nativity costume: shepherd, angel, Mary, Joseph, Wise one, or stable animal. Come and Go communion will be in the Sanctuary from 5:30-6:15 p.m. We will end the night with 2 candlelight services- at 7 and 11:00 pm. We invite you all to join us, bring your friends and family, and let’s have a wonderful night of worship.

DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve Party w/ Jeff and the Johnsons

Public · Hosted by Thirsty Turtle in Millbrook

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 PM – 1 AM

Thirsty Turtle located at 4884 Main St, Millbrook, Alabama 36054

Ring in the New Year on the pond! We will have food and prizes to give away, along with a balloon drop and champagne at midnight. Jeff and the Johnsons will be hammering down on stage with one of the best local shows around!