Here are just some of the fun holiday entertainment offerings during the fall and holidays in Madison County :
ANDERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The ASO Family Halloween features the orchestra musicians and the maestro dressed in their Halloween finest . Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes . A kids ’ parade will include prizes for the cutest and scariest costumes . 7:30 p . m ., Saturday , Oct . 30 .
A Symphony Christmas , the ASO ’ s annual Christmas concert , provides a yearly combination of joy , tradition and renewed energy . This year , the orchestra will be joined by the group “ Communion .” As always , the orchestra will perform some of its Christmas favorites , including the annual Christmas Carol Sing with concertgoers . 7:30 p . m . Saturday , Dec . 11 .
Tickets : Call 765-644-2111 or visit Andersonsymphony . org .
ANDERSON YOUNG BALLET THEATRE
The ballet ’ s annual performances of the Nutcracker are truly a highlight of the holidays in Madison County . The AYBT will have four shows of the Nutcracker at the Paramount . A Community Night performance is set for 6:30 p . m . Thursday , Dec . 16 . The others performances will be at 7:30 p . m . Friday-Saturday , Dec . 17-18 , and a special matinee at 2:30 p . m . Sunday , Dec . 19 . Ticket : $ 10 , Dec . 16 ; $ 15 and $ 20 , Dec . 17-19 . Online at andersonparamount . org , 642-1234 , or at the Paramount , 1124 Meridian St ., Box office , open 10 a . m . -5 p . m . Tuesday-Friday .
FESTIVAL OF TREES
It you love Christmas trees , you ’ ll love the Festival of Trees at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Anderson . The annual FOT gala is set for 6 p . m . Saturday , Nov . 20 . Beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be up for auction , with proceeds benefitting the Paramount . The trees