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30 Things to Do This Christmas in Huntsville & North Alabama

30 Things to Do This Christmas in Huntsville & North Alabama

Christmas in Huntsville and the holiday season comes around just once a year, and parents everywhere are looking for ways to make lasting memories with their kids and families. Behold – our annual Must List includes 30 ways to do just that!

How many can you check off before the end of 2021?

  1. Drive through the most spectacular light show in the Southeast.
  2. Hunt for Santa across Huntsville & North Alabama.
  3. See Santa’s life-sized snowglobe at Earlyworks Nights of Santa.
  4. Discover that giving is better than receiving.
  5. Drive up the mountain to an old-timey Christmas show with the Sanders Family.
  6. Pick out your favorite tree at the Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park.
  7. Channel your inner Griswold and cut down a tree at a local Christmas tree farm.
  8. Take a night trip to see Christmas at the Falls in Gadsden.
  9. Help haunt Scrooge at a special performance of A Christmas Carol.
  10. Find the perfect gift at a local holiday market. #ShopLocal
  11. Lift your voice and sing along (or just listen) at a Christmas holiday concert.
  12. See a giant Christmas tree made of singing people!
  13. Look out for falling rubber chickens at Madison’s Christmas Capers.
  14. Find out when your city’s Christmas Parade is happening & take the kids!
  15. Learn about the Christmas Star at the world’s biggest space museum.
  16. Go light hunting with this local map of Christmas light displays.
  17. Start a new holiday tradition at the Rocket City Christmas Light Show.
  18. Get a letter from Santa while supporting a local nonprofit’s important work.
  19. Explore some natural history and fun holiday kid’s crafts.
  20. Pretend you’re at “Rocketfeller Center” and go Skating in Big Spring Park.
  21. Make a sparkly sequined ornament with your kids… or maybe this tree kids are allowed to play with.
  22. Watch a dazzling (and free!) Holiday Laser Light show.
  23. Take a stroll down Madison’s Christmas Card Lane.
  24. Take a ride on the North Pole Express or the Santa Train.
  25. Take a break with one of these Winter Break camps.
  26. Shop local & small for your entire list!
  27. Meet a spelunking Santa at Rickwood Caverns.
  28. Skate into the New Year a bit early at the Li’l Ball Drop.
  29. Pick a seasonal read-aloud book to read to your kids at bedtime.
  30. Download the Explore Huntsville app for more holiday fun on the go!

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