Area Events

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  • Toy, Canned Food & Coat Drive

Where: Drop-offs can be made at any 1st Cash Express location, Life South, Boaz Fire or Albertville Rec Center
For more information- 888-899-0399. If you are in need of help, contact- Pat Potts 256-582-4700

  • Let It Snow Exhibit

When: Opens Saturday, Nov. 21st – January 31st
Where: Mary G Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in Gadsden
Ticket info: 256-543-2787 Indoor winter wonderland with snow activities

  • Festival of Trees

When:  Starts Saturday, Nov. 21st
Where: Downtown Gadsden
See 34 Christmas Trees decorated by local school children. For more information: 256-543-2787

  • $5 Jewelry Sale

When: Monday, Nov. 23rd; 7 am – 6 pm & Tuesday, Nov 24th; 7 am – 4 pm
Where: Marshall Medical Center North Arab Auxiliary
All proceeds will go to Marshall Medical Center North Auxiliary

  • Turkey Shoot

When: Tuesday, Nov. 24th; 5:30 pm
Where: Baseball Fields at Sardis City Park
Registration at 5 pm, shot starts at 5:30 pm. Meat shots, money shots and more. Hosted by the Sardis Band Boosters.

  • Red Cross Thanksgiving Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, Nov 25th, Friday, Nov. 27th & Saturday, Nov. 28th from 1 pm – 7 pm
Where: Premiere Cinema’s in the Gadsden Mall
All donors will receive a free movie ticket and gift.

  • Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, Nov 26th; 11 am – 1 pm
Albertville United Methodist Church
Dinner is open and everyone is welcome. Meals can be pre-ordered or delivered, 256-878-4651

  • Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 26th; 10:30 am – 2 pm
Gadsden Convention Hall, 344 South 1st Street. No cost, transportation provided to convention hall. 256-546-4357

  • Painter Turkey Shoot

When: Thursday, Nov. 26th; 8 am
Where: off Hwy 75 in Painter

  • Cookies With Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 5th; 9 am – 11 am
Where: Albertville Train Depo
Bring your cameras to capture these special moments as children register for toy giveaways, receive coloring books and cookies, and visit Santa. Free event.

  • Lights of Love

When: Tuesday, Dec 8th; Hospitality Hour 5:30 pm & Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:30 pm
Where: Hospice of Marshall County
For more information: or 256-891-7724

  • Coat, Hat, Scarf Drive

When: Through Dec. 9th
Where: Drop off at various locations, 256-878-3821
Donations of gently used, hats, coats, scarves and gloves for those in need. Sponsored by the Albertville Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Board of the Albertville Chamber of Commerce.

  • State of the City Luncheon

When: Wednesday, Dec 9th; 12 (noon) – 1 pm
Where: Sebastien’s on Main in Albertville
Featuring Albertville Mayor, Tracy Honea. Cost per person is $20. Please RSVP by December 3,2015 by calling the Chamber at (256)878-3821 or emailing

  • 31st Annual Christmas in the Park

When: Friday, Dec 11th; 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Fort Payne City Park
Christmas Music, free popcorn, roasted peanuts, cocoa, hot apple cider and more. Free and fun for all ages.

  • Brunch with Santa/ Happy Birthday Jesus Party

When: Saturday, Dec 12th; 10:30 am – 12 (noon)
Where: Trading Post Cowboy Church in Woodville
Breakfast, games, winter wagon sleigh rides, cookie decorating, visit from Santa and more! More information: 256-565-9566, 256-574-9672 or 256-783-8576

  •  “Nuncrackers” Performance

When: Dec. 11th – 20th
Where:Bean-Brown Theatre on Shelton State’s Martin Campus
Presented by Theatre Tuscaloosa. 205-391-2277 for more information

  • Free Gift Wrapping

When: Now through Dec. 24th, during normal business hours
Where: Boaz Chamber of Commerce
Please provide a box if needed and present a Boaz receipt for free gift wrapping.

  • Coat-A-Kid

When: Now through Dec. 2015
Where: Drop offs at the Marshall Medical Food Service Dept & the Boaz Chamber of Commerce between 8 am – 5 pm
Drop off new or gently used coats at the following locations. Coats will be given away starting Dec. 10th at the Boaz Chamber of Commerce.

  • Enchanted Garden of Lights

When: Through January 2nd, 6 pm – 9 pm nightly
Where: Rock City
More information can be found at

  • Farm City Week Farm Tours

When: Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Where: Leaving Belk Parking lot in Guntersville @ 7:30 am
Limited bus seating. Free to attend, must preregister, lunch provided. Participating farms include: Sumners Farm & Maggie Valley Berry Patch & Gardens. 256-582-2009 to register.

  • Hospice of Marshall County- Shepherd’s Cove Early Bird Breakfast

When: Thursday, Nov. 19th; 7:30 am
Where: Community Room of Hospice of Marshall County – Shepherd’s Cove located at 408 Martling Road in Albertville.
The event is an excellent opportunity for chamber members and non-members alike, to enjoy a light breakfast and network with representatives from other businesses.

  • DeKalb County Special Services Center Auction

When: Nov. 20th; 8 am -4 pm
Where: DeKalb County Special Services Center Campus-Fyffe

  • Free Gift Wrapping

When: Starts Nov. 20th Ends: December 23rd
Where: Albertville Chamber of Commerce
For purchases made in city of Albertville. Bring receipts.

  • 5th Annual Merry Market

When: November 21st; 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Tom Bevill Center in Rainsville
Over 30 vendors for holiday shopping, promoting local business owners.

  • Native American Heritage Weekend

When: Saturday, Nov. 21st; 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
Native American Pottery Workshop Join expert potter, Tammy Beane, to learn how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. We’ll provide the clay as well as bone needles and paddles to make designs on your pots.  Fee: $5 pp. Call 256-782-5697 or email for more details

  • Women’s Ministry of Robertson Chapel United Methodist Church Bazaar

When: Saturday, Nov. 21st; 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Robertson Chapel, 812 George Wallace Street, Rainsville
Ministry will  be selling crafts, homemade goods and more. 256-899-7931

  • Turkey Shoot -Sardis Band Boosters

When: Tuesday, Nov 24th; 5 pm
Where: The Baseball Fields at Sardis Park
Registration at 5 pm, shooting starts at 5:30 pm. $5 per shot donation. Supports the Sardis High School Band. 256-504-1729 or 256-506-4867 for more info

  • Blow Your Own Ornament

When: Saturday, Nov. 28th; 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 30 minutes of DeSoto State Park)
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist.   Fee: $38.00 per ornament.  5 years and up. Custom reservations can be made for groups anytime. Call 256.523.3188 or email for details

  • Holiday Shopping Fair

When: Thursday, Dec. 3rd; 10 am – 12 (noon)
Where: Student Center @ Northeast Alabama Community College
256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 ext 2248 for more information

  • Lighting of Albertville Christmas Tree

When: Thursday, Dec 3rd; 5 pm
Where: Rotary Centennial Park Gazebo in downtown Albertville

  • “Every Christmas Play Ever Told” (And Then Some) – Whole Backstage 

When: Dec. 4th – 7th & 10th – 13th
Where: Whole Backstage in Guntersville
Tickets go on sale Nov. 16th @  am 256-582-7469

  • A Cheery Canyon Christmas

When: Saturday, Dec. 5th
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)
An enchanting day full of holiday programs such as winter wildlife feeding, sustainable giving, Christmas arts & crafts, secret Santa gift shop, photos made with SANTA, storytelling and more.  Most programs are free. Call 256-782-5697 or email for more details.

  • Mt.Zion Ministries 1st Annual Craft Festival

When: December 4th-5th, 9 am-7 pm
Where: 40999 State HWY 75 South, Altoona, AL 35952
As of now 15 Vendors will be there and still accepting Vendor applications. Admission for adults $2, kids free.

  • Cookies with Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 5th, 9 am – 11 am
Where: At the historic Depot in downtown Albertville.
Sponsored by the Albertville Chamber of Commerce

  • Open House in Historic Downtown Boaz

When: Saturday, December 5th,  9 am – 5 pm.
Where: Downtown Boaz
Merchants will offer special sales and register for give a-ways.

  • Albertville Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House

When: Tuesday, Dec. 8th; 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Albertville Chamber, 316 East Sand Mountain Drive
Enjoy refreshments and spread holiday cheer.

  • Dinner With Santa

When: Thursday, Dec. 15th; 5 pm
Where:Big Rock Grill at Rock City in Lookout Mountain, GA for more information