FRI Peace on Earth Gala at von Braun Center Concert Hall. Presented by UAH Departments of Music and Theatre. Features the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Ballet and Four Star Jazz Orchestra. Open to the public, though reserved tickets are encouraged. 7:30pm.
FRI A Celtic Christmas presented by Huntsville Community Chorus. Features music by Slip Jig and The Chorus' 175 voice choir. 7:30pm.
FRI Snow Day at Merrimack Hall. Experience the childlike wonder of a snow day! Presented by Project UP, Dance Your Dreams and Johnny Stallings Arts Program. 7pm.
FRI (local music) Nick Robey at Copper Top, Oakwood Ave. Huntsville.
FRI/SAT/SUN The Nutcracker at the Lee Lyric Theatre. Presented by Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre. Shows 12/6 7:30pm; 12/7 2pm &7:30pm; 12/8 2pm.
FRI/SAT (local music) King Bee at Humphrey's, downtown Huntsville.
FRI/SAT/SUN/MON The Nutcracker On Ice at Benton H. Wilcoxon Ice Complex. Presented by Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy. Shows 12/6-7 at 7pm and 12/7-8 at 2pm.
FRI/SAT Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain. Enjoy hundreds of luminaries, music, ornament making, and visits with Santa. 4:30-9pm.
SAT Huntsville Christmas Parade in downtown Huntsville. Begins at Huntsville Railroad Authority on Clinton Ave, travels through the downtown Square and ends at the corner of Adams and Lowe. Begins 12pm.
SAT Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 75th Anniversary Celebration at Wheeler Refuge, Decatur AL. Enjoy bird watching, guided tours, balloon rides, archery, children's activites and more. Hosted by Friends of Wheeler Refuge. Open to the public. 9am-5pm.
SAT (local music) The Dirty Scavengers, Economy Cartel at Copper Top, Oakwood Ave. Huntsville.
SAT (local music) Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, The Soft Revenge at Flying Monkey Arts Theatre, Lowe Mill, Huntsville. Part of the Alabama Rising music series.