I don’t like cold and I don’t like snow. I know…BAH HUMBUG. I’m scared to tempt fate (oh La Nina) and say, the only place to get snow in Huntsville this year is….Santa’s Village at Alabama Constitution Village. In years past, I’ve been delighted to enjoy snow in little more than a hoodie, sipping hot chocolate, enjoying all of the wonderments of one of Huntsville most delightful seasonal events. I’m going to hope it’s a hoodie year again, but, if not, you’ll see me scarved and gloved with the family enjoying the wonderment of this wonderful Huntsville tradition.Santa’s village is a magical mixture of entertainment, arts and crafts, seasonal snacks, and the jolly man himself! This spirited event takes place in Constitution Village where the homes from the 1900’s lend a quaint backdrop for this seasonal event. During your visit, you can see Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and, BRNG YOUR LIST, because Santa will be available take his annual requests (think he’ll tire of hearing about Angry Bird what nots?) Enjoy craft projects in the Toymaker’s Workshop, musical entertainment on the Tinsel Tunes Stage, and nightly snow shows. And, this year (please, a drum roll, because everyone knows I love nothing more than a chance to shop) Santa’s Village is including an Arts Marketplace!!! Have I mentioned the hot chocolate (I did) and the gingerbread cookie decorating (yes, there is more)? This is a MUST do to get in the holiday spirit. You will enjoy it as much as the children will.
Now in it’s 10th year, this event is hosted by the EarlyWorks Museum Complex and the Alabama Consitution Village Foundation. Santa’s Village raises funds for the ACV Foundation thus serving students at EarlyWorks Museum.
Santa’s Village was named Alabama Event of the Year by the State of Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Top Twenty Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
UPDATED FOR 2012
When: November 23 – December 23, 2012 at Alabama Constitution Village
Where: 109 Gates Avenue
How Much: $5 per person. Tickets go on sale November 15.
More Info: www.earlyworks.com/santasvillage
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