CAST presents “A Christmas Story” at McClellan Theatre. Seventeen children are portraying the familiar characters (both naughty and nice) in the story from the movie that has become a modern holiday classic. Showtimes and ticket info at 256-820-CAST or www.castalabama.com.
Prudence Hilburn presents “Easy Party Foods for the Holidays,” 2 p.m. at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County. Free.
Jacksonville Christmas parade. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie.
Thursday through Dec. 23
Christmas at the Falls, Noccalula Falls, Gadsden. From 5-9 p.m. each night, enjoy an incredible holiday display with millions of lights, train rides, petting zoo, pioneer village and activities for the kids. $5 for ages 6 and up; free for ages 5 and under.
Alexandria’s Christmas in the Valley at Alexandria Community Center. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy a parade and program, including items for sale (cookbooks, ornaments, etc.) from the Alexandria Variosa Club.
Oxford Arts Council presents “A Christmas Celebration” with Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oxford’s worship center. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at Quintard Mall Guest Services.
Children’s ornament making workshop with Martha Tucker, 10-11 a.m. at the Berman Museum of World History. Children ages 6-12 (each accompanied by at least one adult) will get to create ornaments to take home. $15 per child; includes hot chocolate and cookies, plus museum admission. Workshop is limited to 14 participants, so reserve now by calling David Ford at 256-237-6261.
Forestlawn Gardens & Mausoleum’s 18th annual luminary service. This candlelight remembrance service will feature thousands of candles, placed by the Anniston Civitan Club and the Calvary Baptist Church youth throughout the park as a tribute to those who are no longer with us. For more info, call 256-237-3611 or 256-236-9874, or visit www.annistoncivitan.net. Rain date is Dec. 8.