What’s Happening In The Shoals From November Through December

By  | October 23, 2021 | Filed under: News

THE SHOALS-There will be a lot of fun and and events for everyone in the family from now until the end of the year in the Shoals.  the Colbert County Tourism has given us a list of some of the must see and do things happening here in the Shoals:

October 1- November 12, 2021 – From These Threads: Cotton Culture, Tennessee Valley Museum of
Art, 511 N Water St, Tuscumbia. Dozens of beautiful quilts will be on display at the TVMA for this
exhibition. Cotton in the South has a long, rich, and complicated past. From These Threads: Cotton
Culture will offer visitors the opportunity to travel through some of the history of cotton, its
production, and its use in the creation of quilts over the past 190 years. The exhibit will feature
historical quilts dating from the 1830s through contemporary pieces created by today’s quilt artists.
The quilts are drawn from private collections in the area. Information: 256-383-0533 or

October 6-30, 2021 – “Cold Weather Comforts”, Belle Mont, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia. “Cold
Weather Comforts” is an exhibit of antique and vintage quilts and oil lamps. The exhibit may be
viewed October 6-30 during regular business hours. Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm. Special
programming will be on Fridays at 1:00. Social distancing, with masks indoors,
encouraged. Information: 256-381-5052 or www.bellemontmansion.org.

October 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2021 – “Cold Weather Comforts” Programs, Belle Mont, 1569 Cooks Lane,
Tuscumbia. A “show and tell” discussion of quilts led by Glenn Rikard, on the courtyard of Belle Mont,
will be held each Friday in October at 1pm. Individuals are invited to bring quilts from their personal
collections to share. (In case of inclement weather, the courtyard program will be cancelled.) The
program, a quilt and oil lamp exhibit, and museum tours are all included in the regular admission
rates. Social distancing, with masks indoors, encouraged. Information: 256-381-5052
or www.bellemontmansion.org

October  23, 2021 – The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ritz Theatre, 111 W Third St, Sheffield. An
interactive screening of the spooky classic The Nightmare Before Christmas! Watch Jack Skellington
and his Halloweentown buddies make Christmas creepy, all while you boo, scream, and use fun
props along with the film. This event is perfect for all ages of fans of the film. Doors 6:30pm, Show
7pm. General Admission/ Tickets online: www.tennesseevalleyarts.org

October 23-24, 2021 – Alabama Renaissance Faire, Wilson Park, downtown Florence. Take a step
back in time at Alabama’s official Renaissance Faire in “Renaissance City.” Wilson Park is transformed into Fountain-on-the-Green for an entire weekend, with vendors, demonstrators and performers on location. Free: Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Information: www.alarenfaire.org

October 30, 2021 – Magical Masquerade, Rogers Hall, UNA Campus, Florence. (A special event
fundraiser benefitting the Shoals Symphony Orchestra) Join the SSO for magical night of music and
mystery! Spooky, delicious appetizers and tasty libations included. 21 and older only please. Begins
at 7 pm. Tickets: www.shoalssymphony.org

November 2021

November 7, 2021 – Shoals Symphony presents One Thousand and One Nights, Norton Auditorium,
UNA Campus, Florence. Rimsky-Korsakov tells the Arabian Nights tale of the cruel Sultan Shahryar.
After One Thousand and One Nights the Sultan has fallen for the one in which the masterpiece is
named, Scheherazade. Show begins at 3 pm. Tickets: www.shoalssymphony.org

November 11, 2021 – Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony, 201 N Main Street, Tuscumbia. Enjoy the
parade in historic downtown Tuscumbia and honor all veterans, past & present, serving our great
nation around the world. Contact: Colbert County Commission 256-386-8500.

November 16, 2021 – Remembering a Legend: A Tribute to Roger Hawkins, Shoals Theatre, 123 N
Seminary St, Florence. Concert, featuring Muscle Shoals legends on stage, sharing stories and
admiration of the late Roger Hawkins. Special guests include drummers and musicians from across
the country. Sponsored by Modern Drummer Magazine. Masks required. Doors Open 6pm, Show
7pm. Tickets available on etix.com

November 20, 2021 – Christmas in the Country, LaGrange College Site Park, 1491 LaGrange College
Road, Leighton. Take a walk back in time and experience Christmas of yesteryear. Pioneer log
cabins will be decorated inside and out for self-guided tours. Other activities include Annual Bake
Sale, arts and crafts vendors, hay rides, and visits with Santa. Saturday’s free event is 10am – 4pm.
Information: 256-446-9324 or louiselenz9324@gmail.com

November 27- December 23, 2021 – Winter Art Market, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N
Water St, Tuscumbia. 35+ local and regional fine artists, selling works various works such as paintings,
pottery, jewelry, baskets, scarves & more. A wide range of price points will be available, to help you
find one-of-a-kind treasures. Information: 256-383-0533 or www.tennesseevalleyarts.org

Mark Your Calendars

December 3, 2021-January 3, 2022 – Shoals Tinsel Trail, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy
72W, Tuscumbia. Local businesses and organizations decorate trees in an array of themes. Be sure to
vote for your favorite. The best overall tree will have their charity of choice as the recipient of the
proceeds. This is a wonderful free family event! Information: www.ShoalsTinselTrail.com

December 5, 2021 – Shoals Symphony presents Peace, Joy, Love, Norton Auditorium, UNA Campus,
Florence. Embrace the holiday season with Joy, Love, Peace as the Shoals Symphony Orchestra is
joined by special guest vocalist CJ Greer. Enjoy bringing your family back together as the Shoals
Symphony Orchestra fills Norton Auditorium with the sound of holiday classics to ring in the most
wonderful time of the year! Show begins at 3 pm. Tickets: www.shoalssymphony.org

December 11, 2021 – 11th Annual “Dickens Christmas, Ya’ll” – Downtown Tuscumbia is transformed
by this holiday festival reminiscent of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” There are carriage rides,
falling snow, trolley tours, high tea, and music among other activities to enjoy throughout the day.
Admission is charged for some events. Information: 256-383-9797, tuscumbiaretaildevelopment@gmail.com

December 11, 2020 – Christmas at Ivy Green, 300 North Commons W, Tuscumbia. Beautiful live
holiday decorations adorn the historic birthplace and home of America’s First Lady of Courage,
Helen Keller. Sponsored by the Council of Local Garden Clubs. Sat. 8:30 am – 4 pm; 256-383-4066


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