January Fun in Alabama

It’s officially snowbird season, and that means you may be heading south in your RV this month. Alabama may not already be on your travel radar, but with so many exciting events happening throughout the month of January, there’s no doubt you should consider Alabama for a stopover or as your winter snowbird destination.

Wild Cave Tour Fort Payne

From Jan. 9, 2015 through March 16, 2018, visitors of Fort Payne can take a Wild Cave Tour through Manitou Cave. This nearly three-hour long adventure involves exploring the caves well beyond where usual tours go. Climb through tight tunnels and winding turns safely with this guided tour from True Adventure Sports. Tickets are $34.50 per person, and true adventurers agree the fee is worth every penny.

21st Annual Alabama Dance Festival

Nothing beats the winter blues like the Alabama Dance Festival in Birmingham. This unique and ultra-fun event is filled with affordable (and sometimes free) dance classes, showcases and performances at numerous locations throughout the city from Jan. 12 to Jan. 21. Find out more information about the schedule of events and ticket prices at AlabamaDanceFestival.org.

Always Patsy Cline

Country music is a part of every visit to Alabama, and there’s no better place to get your country music fix than at Always Patsy Cline the musical. This award-winning show will take viewers on a roller coaster ride of music and memories from the life of one of country music’s favorite females. The show will take place numerous nights between Jan. 13 and Feb. 8, 2018, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.

Stop By Madison RV This Month

The Madison RV Supercenter is your one-stop RV shop in Alabama for everything from RV sales and service to parts, accessories and more. We can help you kick off 2018 with a bang with a brand-new RV for a price that will blow you away. Let us help you make this year the best RV travel year yet.

Celebrate the Holidays in Alabama

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means there’s tons to do here in Alabama. From the Gulf Coast to Montgomery and every small town in between, you’re guaranteed to find an array of December events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Events

 

Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes

Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quite like the annual Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes. Downtown Eufaula features a breathtaking tour of some of the South’s most elegant homes decorated for the holidays.

A Chili Country Christmas

The cooler temperatures of the holiday season make a hot bowl of chili taste better. Fire up your RV and cruise to Brundidge on Dec. 16, for the annual Chili Country Christmas dinner. A chili dinner with all of your favorite fixin’s will be accompanied by fiddle players, banjos, and storytelling across the stage of the We Piddle Around Theater. Tickets to this unforgettable holiday show are $20 per person.

Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

Enjoy the holidays in the warmth and sunshine of Gulf Shores for the annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. This family-friendly event takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway Canal and can be seen from both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Recipe

Holiday Ham

  • Ham – preferably not spiral cut
  • 1 can of Coca Cola
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 can of pineapple rings
  • 15 to 20 whole cloves
  • Toothpicks

Rinse the ham. Line the roasting pan with heavy-duty foil to make it easier to clean when you’re done cooking. Set the ham in the roasting pan. Pour the Coke in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the ham with brown sugar. Arrange the pineapple rings on the ham, covering the top and sides. Hold them in place with the toothpicks. Poke the cloves into the ham, spacing them evenly over the top and sides of the ham. Cover the ham with foil, but vent it slightly at the top.

Bake on 285 for about 20 to30 minutes per pound. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer about two hours before you expect it to be done. If you over cook the ham, it will be dry. When the thermometer reads165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the ham from the oven and let it set (covered) for 20 to 30 minutes.

If you are using a grill, light one burner on a three-burner grill or two burners on a four-burner grill. Adjust the flame so that the temperature stays at 285 degrees. Place the ham on the unlit side of the grill. If you place it on the lit side, it will burn.

Visit Madison RV Supercenter

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Madison RV Supercenter when you’re traveling throughout the country in your RV this holiday season.