7 holiday performances to catch in the Rocket City

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Huntsville Ballet puts on one of the most popular holiday performances of the year with The Nutcracker. (Huntsville Ballet Company)

As the song cheerfully says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” As the holiday season is in full swing, Christmas music and holiday decorations are all over town.

And with the holiday season also comes some fantastic holiday performances in the Huntsville area — whether it’s dance, live music or drama — and we have a guide to some of the best in town:

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‘Holiday Postcards From Other Lands’ – Huntsville Master Chorale

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Huntsville Master Chorale performs Christmas music from a variety of countries in this production! (Huntsville Master Chorale via Facebook)

You are invited to celebrate the holiday season with “Holiday Postcards from Around the World” concert offered by the Huntsville Master Chorale. The performance features carols from Africa, Sweden, France, Latin American and more!

  • What: Holiday Postcards from Around the World
  • When: Dec. 2 (7PM); Dec. 4 (3PM)
  • Where: Faith Presbyterian Church (Dec. 2); Monte Sano Methodist Church (Dec. 4)
  • Get tickets

‘A Christmas Carol’ – Fantasy Playhouse

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Catch “A Christmas Carol” by Fantasy Playhouse Dec. 2-11. (Fantasy Playhouse via Facebook)

One of Huntsville’s most beloved family holiday performances returns to the Fantasy Playhouse stage for the 33rd year! Take a trip in time through the past, present, and future with the miserly Mr. Scrooge, three Christmas Spirits, and all the whimsical characters of London town.

  • What: A Christmas Carol
  • When: Dec. 2 (7PM); Dec. 3 (1PM & 6PM); Dec. 4 (1PM & 6PM); Dec. 8 (5PM); Dec. 9 (7PM); Dec. 10 (1PM & 6PM); Dec. 11 (1PM & 6PM)
  • Where: Von Braun Center Playhouse
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‘The Nutcracker’ – Huntsville Ballet Company

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The Nutcracker opens Dec. 9 at Mark C. Smith Music Hall. (Huntsville Ballet)

The Huntsville Ballet Company celebrates the season with its 54th annual production of “The Nutcracker “with special guests, The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.

  • What: The Nutcracker
  • When: Dec. 9 (7:30PM); Dec. 10 (2PM & 7:30PM); Dec. 11 (1PM)
  • Where: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • Get tickets

‘Christmas Time: Reimagined’ – Dream Theatre

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Catch “Christmas Time – Reimagined” at Dream Theatre Dec. 9-11. (Dream Theatre via Facebook)

In this 2022 reimagined telling of the Christmas Time story, you will laugh, sing along, and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas in this touching live performance.

  • What: Christmas Time: Reimagined
  • When: Dec. 9 (7PM); Dec. 10 (2PM & 7PM); Dec. 11 (2PM)
  • Where: Dream Theatre
  • Get tickets

‘A Very Electric Christmas’ – Broadway Theatre League

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Catch “A Very Electric Christmas” Dec. 16. (Broadway Theatre League)

Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come!

  • What: A Very Electric Christmas
  • When: Dec. 16 (9AM; 12:30PM; 7PM)
  • Where: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • Get tickets

Rocket City Trombone Christmas – Stovehouse

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Catch the 4th Annual Rocket City Trombone Christmas Dec. 17 at Stovehouse. (Stovehouse)

Trombonists from many cities across several states gather at Stovehouse to put on this free performance! This is the 4th annual event and has become larger each year!

  • What: Rocket City Trombone Christmas
  • When: Dec. 17 (12PM)
  • Where: Stovehouse

‘Sanders Family Christmas’ – Burritt on the Mountain

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One of the most entertaining holiday performances in Huntsville is back: The Sanders Family Christmas! (Arts Huntsville)

The Sanders Family is back at Burritt this December. Southern Rogue Theatre Company and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this hilarious musical favorite to the community.

  • What: Sanders Family Christmas
  • When: Dec. 14-17 (7PM); Dec. 18 (2PM)
  • Where: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Get tickets

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Michael Seale
Michael Seale
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