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Shelton State Community College Announces 2021 Holiday Events

November 18, 2021 – Shelton State Community College will be closed Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. The College’s regular hours of operations will resume on Monday, November 29, and will include multiple events celebrating the upcoming holiday season.


The SSCC Music Department will host the College’s Annual Tree Lighting and Sing Along on Tuesday, November 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the Martin Campus Atrium. Sacred and secular holiday pieces will be performed, and the audience will participate in a sing-along. Admission is free and open to the public.


The Tree Lighting event will also highlight the College’s Here Comes Santa Claus annual giving campaign. Now in its eleventh year, Here Comes Santa Claus is sponsored by the Shelton State Ambassadors and allows students, faculty, staff, and community members to assist those in need. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 10. To learn how to help, contact Forrest Smith at


Shelton State’s Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Campus Atrium. Featuring the Shelton Singers and the Shelton State Jazz Ensemble, the concert is free and open to the public.


Theatre Tuscaloosa’s Girls’ Weekend will begin its run on Friday, December 10 and close on Sunday, December 19.  Times and prices vary. Visit for additional information.


The College will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, December 23 through Friday, December 31. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 3 with spring classes beginning on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.


For more information, contact SSCC Media and Communication at


A vital member of the Alabama Community College System, Shelton State Community College is committed to creating new opportunities for West Alabama.  “With a renewed focus on meeting the needs of its customers, the College offers innovative solutions and an enhanced approach to customized education, training, and community impact,” states President Brad Newman.  “Collectively, we will be excellent in each!”


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