Holidays on the River: Through Jan. 15, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music, visits from Santa and more, this event offers something for the entire family. For more information, visit holidaysontheriver.com or Holidays on the River on Facebook.
The ACT Presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”: Dec. 18, Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa. Journey to the magical land of Narnia with The Actor’s Charitable Theatre, and enjoy this live production of C.S. Lewis’ classic, timeless tale. Tickets: $12-20. For more information, visit theact.info.
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s Annual TSO Christmas Celebration: Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, University of Alabama School of Music, Tuscaloosa. The TSO is once again partnering with the Alabama Choir School and the Prentice Concert Chorale for this annual event, featuring classical and contemporary holiday favorites that bring the Christmas spirit to life. For more information, including tickets, call (205) 752-5515 or visit tsoonline.org.
“The Cistern” Book Signing: Tuesday, December 19, 4-6 p.m. Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, Tuscaloosa. James N. (Jim) Ezell will be signing his new adventure/crime novel “The Cistern.” It is set primarily in Tuscaloosa, Vestavia Hills, and fictional Tombigbee County in the Alabama Black Belt. It is the first in a planned series of five novels involving a young couple who are University of Alabama professors.
Christmas Cow Party with Moosie at CHOM: Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Sing songs and carols, and enjoy Christmas stories and holiday tales with Riverboat John, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
New Year’s Celebration for Kids at CHOM: Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-Noon Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate the new year with DJ Chuckie, party horns, and a balloon drop (promptly at 11 a.m.). For more information, visit chomonline.org.
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