If you're looking for something to get you out of the house this holiday season, there are plenty of options. From Carrie Underwood to Rhymin' Richie, these are the hot country entertainment events for December 2012.

Albany Area Country Entertainment for December 2012
(Click on the date for more information about each event)

Saturday, December 1- Country Dance Night at Spare Time Clifton Park Bowl. 8:30-11:30

Saturday, December 1- GNA's Night at the North Pole at the Best Western.

Sunday, December 2- Benefit Breakfast for Bob Mulheren at the Stillwater Community Center. 8-11:30am

Tuesday, December 4- Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes at the Times Union Center.

Saturday, December 8- Country Dance Workshop at the Ballroom on Sunset Dr. Latham with Kevin Richards, Tony Marcantonio, and Duke Alexander. 5:30-10

Thursday, December 13- Bud Light Country Night at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Grand Prize Daytona 500 Giveaway! 7-11

Friday, December 14- Martina McBride Christmas Show at the Palace Theater in Albany.

Saturday, December 15- Country Christmas Dance at Shenendehowa Community Center, Clifton Commons. 6:30-10

Thursday, December 20- Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits at Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

Saturday, December 22- Country Dance and Elvis Christmas Party at Michael's Banquet House. Drew Polsun, The Patch It Up Band, and the Elvis Christmas Show.

Monday, December 31- A Rockin' Country New Years Eve at the Wolf Road Marriott with Kevin Richards and Richie Phillips.

*Every Tuesday- Country Line Dance Lessons at Spare Time Clifton Park Bowl, 7-9pm.

*Every Tuesday- Beginner Country Line Dance Lessons at the Ballroom on Sunset Dr. in Latham, 7:15-9:15.

*Every Wednesday- Intermediate/Advanced Country Line Dance Lessons at the Shenendehowa Community Center, Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7-9pm.