Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents Shout for Joy, Winds and Voice with Chamber Orchestra: Nov. 20, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual chamber orchestra concert features Eric Yates on trumpet and soprano Susan Williams; conducted by Adam Flatt. For more information, and tickets, visit tsoonline.org or call (205) 752-5515.
Holidays on the River: Nov.22 through Jan. 15, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, downtown Tuscaloosa. The annual Holidays on the River ice rink and winter village is now open. Enjoy ice skating, music, movie nights, and more. Enjoy the Tinsel Trail along the Riverwalk, too. For a complete schedule of events, and to purchase ice skating tickets, visit holidaysontheriver.com.
Santa Arrives at Midtown Village: Nov. 24, 1 to 4 p.m. Midtown Village Green, Tuscaloosa. Santa is taking time out from his incredibly busy schedule to visit Midtown Village. Enjoy holiday entertainment, and let the kids write letters to Santa and drop them in his mailbox. Bring your cameras for this free event!
College Colors Day at CHOM: Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Wear your team’s colors, and enjoy playing finger flick football. Design a jersey for your favorite team, and kick a field goal. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
The Iron Bowl – Alabama vs. Auburn 2017: Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m. Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn University campus. The game will be televised on CBS.
Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Fall Concert: Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa. The TYO is sponsored by the University of Alabama Community Music School, an outreach program of Arts and Sciences. Each year, approximately 50 young musicians throughout West Alabama participate. For more information, visit cms.music.ua.edu.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.
Shelton State Christmas Tree Lighting: Nov. 28, 1 p.m. Martin Campus Atrium, Shelton State Community College. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting, featuring the Shelton Singers, kicks off the holiday. Enjoy a performance of sacred and secular holiday pieces, as well as an audience sing-along.
Candyland Breakfasts and Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at CHOM: Dec. 2, Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, including specific times, visit chomonline.org.
Free Christmas Play: Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Northport Civic Center. The Calico Street troupe will feature "The Christmas Story" with costumed actors, dancers, special lighting and music, all on a 36-foot stage. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
5th Street Vintage Market: Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4150 5th Street, Northport. The Vintage Market is a great place to find unusual and unique treasures, from vintage books, clothes, and jewelry to handmade items, vinyl records, and more. For more information, visit 5thstreetvintagemarket.com.