Santa Sightings in Huntsville and North Alabama

If you’re trying to catch a glimpse of the jolly white headed man in the red suit, rumor has it he and his friends will be at these events. No more searching all over to figure out where to find Santa in Huntsville and North Alabama! Many of these events are the perfect setting to get a picture with Santa and we recommend hitting up a couple in case your little ones aren’t cooperative on the first attempt. It happens.

For more holiday fun including all the places to hear holiday music, watch holiday plays, cavort with holiday cheerfulness and just plain get in the holiday spirit visit the main page of our comprehensive 2023 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by the Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Santa Sighting in November

Holiday on the Farm 🎅

Time: Sat 18th @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free – $12
Location: Haven Farms
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Come and experience the beauty of the season with Haven Farms! There will be lots of opportunities for you to create, consume and cuddle! Check out the food trucks, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and don't forget to take a ride on the Critter Express and stop to say "Hi" to Santa!


Christmas at the Corner 🎅

Date/Time: November 24-26
Cost: Free – $10
Location: Heritage Corner Farm
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Activities include visits with Santa, Sleigh Bell Rides, lots of photo ops, S'mookies, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Cookie Decorating, Christmas Crafts, and more!


Winter Park 🎄

Date/Time: November 30-January 1
Cost: Free
Location: Orion Amphitheater
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Celebrating its second year, Winter Park will feature a variety of seasonal activities including an ice-skating rink inside the amphitheater, meet and greets with Santa Claus in his workshop, curling under The Dome, festive performances, train rides, holiday movies, and carolers as well as a variety of food and beverage offerings such as popcorn roasting and s’mores kit


Date/Time: November 24-26
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Santa Sighting in December

Christmas at the Corner 🎅

Date/Time: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-23
Cost: Free – $10
Location: Heritage Corner Farm
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Activities include visits with Santa, Sleigh Bell Rides, lots of photo ops, S'mookies, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Cookie Decorating, Christmas Crafts, and more!


See Santa at Ditto 🎅

Date/Time: December 2 & 14
Cost: Free
Location: Ditto Landing
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Don't miss the December VIP all the way from the North Pole!


Pups & Peeps with Santa 🎅

Time: Tue 28th @ 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Hays Farm Clubhouse
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Bring your PUPS (dogs...obviously!) and your PEEPS (kids, friends, whoever!) to come get FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA!


Selfies with Santa 🎅

Time: Sat 2nd @ 10:30 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Big Spring Park
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Please join the KEYFINDERS Group for this free public event! The annual Selfies with Santa event returns to the downtown Tinsel Trail at Big Spring Park. Santa will be onsite for complimentary professional photos by Jeff White. Come stroll the festive tinsel train and visit with Santa to kick off your holiday season. When: December…


Bring the Kiddos to See Santa! 🎅

Time: Sat 9th @ 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Southern Trends
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There will be an awesome backdrop to snap some pictures, and Santa will have goodie bags for the kids!


Candlelight Christmas 🎅

Date/Time: December 1-2
Cost: $55 – $75
Location: Burritt on the Mountain
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Join for a touch of Christmas past at Burritt on the Mountain’s annual favorite Candlelight Christmas. Burritt comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas.


North Alabama Railroad Museum train in the snow

North Star Limited 🎅

Date/Time: December 1,2,8,9
Cost: $35
Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
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The North Star Limited is a night-time ride along the rails, featuring snacks and special treats for all guests


North Alabama Railroad Santa Train

Santa Train 🎅

Date/Time: December 2 & 9
Cost: $20 – $30
Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
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Riding the rails with Santa Claus at the North Alabama Railroad Museum is an annual Huntsville Tradition!


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Polar Express Christmas Trees and Wassail Fest 🎄

Time: Fri 1st @ 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Madison
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Join the community for an evening of Holiday spirit during the Polar Express Christmas Trees and Wassail Fest on Main Street. Downtown Merchants will  provide samples of their best Wassail recipes, while you vote for your favorite. Lights, music, hot chocolate, and Santa!


Christmas on the Farm 🎅

Time: Sat 9th @ 9:00 AM
Cost: $10
Location: Next Step Farms
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Experience the elves including Jingles the Chief Elf, photos with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Seasonal Stories with friends, Crafts, a Slei-Hayride and a Live Nativity Scene!


Nights of Santa 🎅

Date/Time: December 12-23
Cost: Free – $12
Location: EarlyWorks Family of Museums
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Nights of Santa is set to return to EarlyWorks Children’s Museum in December, bringing with it all the magic of the holiday season. From Tuesday, December 12 through Saturday, December 23, 2023, children are invited to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy an immersive holiday experience in downtown Huntsville.


Where is YOUR favorite place to see Santa in Huntsville? Leave a comment below to help out other North Alabama families!

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