25 Things to Do This Holiday Season in Huntsville with Kids

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 25 ways to do just that!

How many can you check off before the end of 2017?


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  1. Drive through the most spectacular light show in the Southeast.
  2. Watch the next Star Wars at the spaciest place on Earth.
  3. Hunt for Santa across Huntsville & North Alabama.
  4. Decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Village.
  5. Pretend you’re at “Rocketfeller Center” and go Skating in Big Spring Park.
  6. Then pick out your favorite tree at the Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park.
  7. Or channel your inner Griswold and cut down your own tree at a nearby Christmas tree farm.
  8. Lift your voice and sing along (or just listen) at a holiday concert.
  9. Send out a wish for Peace on Earth.
  10. Visit the Ghost of Christmas Past at “A Christmas Carol“.
  11. Have your pick of The Nutcracker performances here and here.
  12. Frolic in the snow at the Festival of Trees in Gadsden.
  13. Write a letter to Santa – and get one back!
  14. Experience a real Candlelight Christmas with Santa on the mountaintop then hang with the hilarious Sander’s Family.
  15. Take a stroll down Madison’s Christmas Card Lane.
  16. Bask in the glory of a Living Christmas Tree – this year with special guests!
  17. Help light the giant tree at the Village of Providence.
  18. Find the perfect gift at a local holiday market then DON’T cook dinner.
  19. Make a sparkly sequined snow globe ornament with your kids… or maybe something a bit more elaborate.
  20. Everybody loves a Winter parade (there are six!).
  21. Discover that giving is better than receiving.
  22. Get your holiday geek on by channeling your inner Time Lord and retro game for a good cause.
  23. Stroll through the North Pole in downtown Athens.
  24. Jump your jingles out during the school break.
  25. Download the Explore Huntsville app for more holiday fun on the go!


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