5 ways to celebrate the holidays in Tuscaloosa, including the Tinsel Trail

Ttown Tinsel
The Tinsel Trail celebrates the Tuscaloosa community every holiday season. Photo via TTown Tinsel on Facebook

There’s nothing better than the holidays in Tuscaloosa. After a season of home games, Title Town puts all of its legendary spirit into the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a festive performance or a tinsel-studded trail, there are no shortage of ways to celebrate this season. We chose our favorite holiday happenings around town.

1. T-Town Tinsel Trail

Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail
The Tinsel Trail is back and better than ever this year. Photo via TTown Tinsel on Facebook

Almost 200 Christmas trees are aglow in the heart of Tuscaloosa this month. Each one of the trail’s mesmerizing trees is sponsored by a local business or organization. They’re decorated with creative themes ranging from a Snoopy Christmas to Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” Truly, each tree is a work of art.

The Tinsel Trail moved from the Riverwalk to Government Plaza this holiday season in an effort to attract more visitors to T-Town. Check out the plaza’s ice skating rink to make it a perfect winter night!

2. The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition. Photo via Tuscaloosa Community Dancers on Facebook

The Tuscaloosa Community Dancers are celebrating their 50th season of The Nutcracker this year at the Bama Theatre. The iconic ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays while supporting local talent. Not to mention, The Bama Theatre is a beautiful and welcoming venue.

Buy tickets here.

3. Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s yearly holiday concert is a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. Photo via Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra on Facebook

I don’t know about you, but I love some classical holiday tunes. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will play its own renditions of Christmas classics to ring in the holiday season. Their pieces will ring through the Moody School of Music on Monday, December 13. You can purchase tickets for the concert here.

4. West Alabama Christmas Parade

West Alabama Christmas Parade
This year’s West Alabama Christmas Parade will be a *super* way to ring in the holidays. Photo via Tuscaloosa PARA on Facebook

The West Alabama Christmas Parade will spread holiday cheer through downtown Tuscaloosa on Monday, December 6. Businesses and organizations from throughout the community are preparing floats for the festivities. This year’s theme is “Super Heroes Celebrate,” so it’s sure to be a favorite for all the Marvel fans young and old.

  • When: Monday, December 6 at 6:30 PM
  • Where: Starts at the corner of Greensboro Avenue and 11th Street

5. Krampusknacht Holiday Market

The Comic Strip Tuscaloosa
Head to The Comic Strip to buy gifts for your favorite graphic novel fan. Photo via The Comic Strip on Facebook

The Krampusnacht Holiday Market is the perfect way to celebrate local artists and get your gifts early. The traditional market at The Comic Strip in Tuscaloosa will feature local artists and storewide sales.

How are you celebrating the holidays in Tuscaloosa? Tag @thebamabuzz and spread some cheer!

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Libby Foster
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