SHEFFIELD - Celebrate the holidays at the Ritz Theatre this December with Christmas at The Ritz! This series gets underway with two magical family events December 3-4 based on the Christmas classic, The Polar Express. Each Polar Express event will start at 6pm with festive family fun at the Ritz Theatre complex which will be decked out for the season! Tickets are $18 each and are available now at TennesseeValleyArts.org or by calling 256-383-0533. Participants will get to ride a trolley with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and make an ornament to hang on the Ritz’ Christmas tree. Then at 7pm everyone will watch The Polar Express on The Ritz’s big screen.

This event is all about creating Christmas magic for families, according to Burt Helton, board chair at the Tennessee Valley Art Association, which runs the Ritz Theatre. “Christmas is all about kids and how their eyes light up at the excitement of the holidays,” said Helton. “We want to provide an immersive experience for children to make Christmas even more magical.”

Christmas at the Ritz will continue Dec. 13-17 with a week of holiday classics at 7pm each night.

Tickets for these films are $10 each, or $25 for a week-long pass that will grant entry to all five films. Tickets are available online, by calling 256-383-0533, or at the door.

To learn more about the Tennessee Valley Art Association, which runs the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art and the Ritz Theatre, visit tennesseevalleyarts.org.

Christmas at the Ritz Schedule

Monday, December 13: It’s a Wonderful Life

Tuesday, December 14: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Wednesday, December 15: The Muppet, Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 16: A Christmas Story

Friday, December 17: Elf