Montgomery's Holiday Experience Trail

Looking for exciting things to do for the holidays in Montgomery? Look no further than Montgomery's Holiday Experience Trail, where loads of festivities and attractions await. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this curated trail offers an abundance of holiday-themed activities to delightful Santa encounters, unique shopping opportunities, and captivating live music and entertainment. Join us on this festive journey as we explore the myriad things to do during the holiday season in Montgomery, creating cherished memories along the way.

Holiday Trail Festive Experiences

Miracle at Hilltop

Miracle at Hilltop


It’s time to get in the Christmas spirits! Hilltop Public House has been selected as Alabama’s third Miracle Pop-Up bar. Miracle at Hilltop is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive environment. With kitschy and extravagant holiday decorations, professionally developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best holiday party, Miracle at Hilltop promises an unforgettable Holiday experience.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

NOV. 16 - Dec 24

ASF returns to a full production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on the Festival Stage. When miserly Ebenezer Scrooge receives an unwanted visit from the ghost of his former business partner on Christmas Eve, an overnight voyage of epic proportions begins. Journey with Scrooge as he learns from his ghosts (and Bob, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchits) a heartwarming lesson in forgiveness and the change we can make around us. This play is a joyful Christmas tradition for the entire family!


ASF Insights | November 18 | 12:45pm | Patrons Lobby
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the work on stage and the art of theatre.

Holidays at Montgomery Whitewater

Holidays at Montgomery Whitewater

Dec 9 - 23

Montgomery Whitewater is ringing in the Holiday Season with festivities planned for the entire family! Santa and his elves will kick off the merriment on December 9th, and trust us, you won’t want to miss his unique arrival! Throughout the month, we will spread Holiday Cheer with face painting, crafts, and hands-on children’s activities in our Christmas Village, family holiday-themed movie nights, cookie decorating with Santa, live holiday music and performances, and more!

Don’t let the chilly weather stop you from getting outside! Enjoy a warm drink around one of our new firepits as you gather with friends and take in the sparkling lights. You will never forget a holiday season spent with Montgomery Whitewater!

Zoo Festival of Lights

Zoo Festival of Lights

DEC. 1 - 25, 6PM - 9PM

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland displaying thousands of sparkling and twinkling lights and festive decorations at Christmas Lights Festival.  Take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a brisk train ride. Safely visit Santa and the Christmas Tree Village at the Mann Museum, enjoy the live entertainment at the Overlook Cafe, and no winter's night would be complete without some warming hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies from the Overlook Cafe. Make plans to swing by the Zoo and Museum Gift Shops for last minute gift purchases, souvenirs, and to participate in the Zoo Animal Angel Tree, helping conservation efforts at the Zoo and around the world.    

Christmas Lights Festival has been a River Region, holiday tradition and mainstay for generations. Enjoy strolling about the Zoo enjoying the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Swing by to visit Santa and get in those last minute Christmas wishes. Purchase a membership, legacy brick paver, or animal adoption for that hard to buy for person on your gift list. Or take advantage of the awesome sales in the Gift Shop for that animal lover at home.   

Holidays on the Harriott II

DEC. 2, 8, 9, 15 - 6:30 PM

Come enjoy a fun festive night on our beautiful Harriott II riverboat. Cruise along the Alabama River and celebrate the happiest time of year!

This cruise includes beautiful holiday-decorated decks, live entertainment, a cash bar, and dinner.

Holiday dinner menu: 10 oz T-Bone Steak, 2 Shrimp Skewers, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Water Chestnut, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Salad, Roll and Chocolate Lava Cake for Dessert. Non-alcoholic beverages are also included.

Cruises rain or shine.

*Patio (Ride Only) options NOT available for this cruise.

No refunds or exchanges.

Mistletoe & Mimosas

Mistletoe & Mimosas

DEC. 16

The Shoppes at Eastchase + South Boutique invites you to join us for some {extra} holiday cheer at Mistletoe & Mimosas on Saturday, December 16th from 11 AM-2 PM at South Boutique! 

Sips + samples, photo booth, pop-ups, shopping, giveaways + MORE! Grab your girls for a day of festive fun at The Shoppes + South Boutique!

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays at BB Kings

DEC. 24 - 25

This Christmas Eve & Christmas Day after you get the family settled, join us for a Holiday Party with Good Music, Drinks & Food! Dee Hill & Jeremy Flyy are bringing the heat! Make plans Today!