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Bridge Street Hosting New Holiday Events for Families

  • 2020 Christmas & Holiday fun starts November 27.
  • Features a laser light show, Santa visits, & kid's characters!
  • New Covid-19 guidelines in place for the season.

For my 4-year-old the holidays are all about Santa, hot chocolate, and snow. For me it’s more about the music, Christmas lights, and snow. There is one place each holiday season that provides almost everything on both our lists – snow in Alabama is still rare enough to be a novelty. Bridge Street Town Center lights its giant Christmas tree each year around mid-November and if you aren’t already in the holiday mood by then, these FREE family-friendly events will get you there.

While there is no official tree-lighting event this year, the giant tree is already lit up and there are some new holiday activities to enjoy at Bridge Street. You can even make an outing of it – our group typically meets up at Barnes & Noble and then heads out towards the big Christmas tree. You can experience all these activities below by walking that route. (TIP: get there early to avoid parking hassles and as an added bonus, plenty of time to enjoy a little Starbucks)

2020 Christmas & Holiday Fun at Bridge Street

Laser Light Show!

Bridge Street is welcoming the holidays with a bang and a gorgeous laser light show display! We’ve heard it’s going to be pretty spectacular.
Dates: November 27 – December 20
Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM | Sundays at 6PM and 7PM

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Magical Holiday Snowglobe

New this holiday season, Bridge Street is bringing holiday characters to visit with you and your family through a magical holiday snow globe. Come socially distance in the open air environment and safely view and interact with characters like Ice Princesses, Elves and more through a life size snow globe.
When: Fridays from 5-7 PM starting Nov. 27 | See the character lineup here.

Letters to Santa

Drop your holiday wish list in Santa’s Mailbox in front of the Bridge Street management office, near Red Robin. Santa’s helpers will collect these letters and ensure a personalized letter from Santa himself! No postage required, just remember to include a return address.
When: November 27 – December 15

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Santa at Bridge Street

Santa will be at Bridge Street throughout the season spreading holiday magic and taking photos in our open-air environment, near the giant Christmas tree. While visits will look a little different this year, the magic of the Santa experience will remain the same. Physical interaction with Santa is not permitted, visitors must remain six feet apart from Santa at all times. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times during Santa visit; only permitted to remove mask when “saying cheese” for the photo. (Masks not required for children 2 & under). Individuals will remain six feet apart from groups who are not part of their household, while waiting in line to see Santa.
When: November 27 – December 25 | See times here.
Where: Christmas Tree by the movie theater

Victorian Carolers ©Wyndham Entertainment in previous years.

Bridge Street Holiday 2020 Details

What: Tree lighting, laser light show, musical entertainment, children’s character visits, and Santa
When: Friday, November 27 – December 25
Where: Throughout Bridge Street Town Center; Christmas Tree and main stage are near Monaco Theater.
How Much: FREE
Bridge Street Website

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  • For me, the holidays aren’t here without music, cold weather, a brightly lit tree, and good smells in the kitchen!

  • Decorating the tree with my family while fun Christmas music plays. We act crazy and dance around while we decorate. So fun!

  • Going back to my home in MO, with my kids, spending time with my entire family and letting all the grandmas and grandpas have mutch needed time with their grandkids.

  • That look of awe my daughter gets when she sees the lights, Santa, and all of the holiday activities

  • Cooking the stuff you only make once or twice a year and getting everyone together to enjoy it!

  • I love spending time with family, cooking, and decorating. We will be bundled up and ready for the tree lighting!

  • Christmas music is the absolute best (and Target Black Friday commercials!). One of my aunts made everyone Christmas song books, from my Grandparents all the way down to my youngest cousin (none of the great-grandbabies – there are already 16 of them in 7 years! have their own book, YET!) has their own. When we get together for our Christmas party, we spend about 3 hours singing every christmas song imaginable…and my dad, his siblings, and my grandparents all sing harmony – it is BEAUTIFUL! Just writing about it is making me tear up! My grandfather sings a special song that he has sung for as long as I can remember and it makes me cry every single year bc his voice is just so beautiful! When we were younger, all of the grandkids brought the musical instrument that they were currently studying and we all played one song together. It was quite a sight(and thankfully no one ever recorded it), as we would have keyboards, saxophones, a flute, drums, a violin, a sousaphone, a tuba, a trumpet, clarinets, and of course, an accordion! That for me (even though it is always after Christmas) makes the holidays!

  • Family makes the holiday season special to us. We also have traditions, like doing the walk through at the Galaxy of Lights.

  • It’s this feeling I can’t really describe. I guess it just comes from all the things I know are coming — time with family, lights/decorations, yummy baked treats, crisp weather…I love it all.

  • Putting up the tree really gets me Christmas spirit. It really signals the start of the Christmas season.

  • I love the music and the feeling of togetherness! It’s especially wonderful to relive the magic of Christmas through my children.

  • I love the holidays, and it’s even better now that we have little ones. My daughter seems to have grown fond of the jolly old man also known as Santa. We haven’t had a freak-out moment with him yet. We can’t wait to go on the train ride this year! We didn’t get to go last year because of events that were already planned but are very excited to share this experience with our daughter. We have been anticipating this holiday season for awhile, especially with the addition to our family who is scheduled to arrive on the 18th of December. It’ll be a fun, at times crazy, but memorable Christmas and holiday season 🙂

  • Getting the whole family together and heading out West to Gramma & Papa’s house. The joy in the kid’s eyes when we are all together is the most precious part.

  • Getting a real live Christmas tree. Never had one until two years ago when my husband bought and cut Down the tree… I love the smell of them… Makes me think of our Christmases together.

  • We love the whole season! Putting up the tree, making cookies, buying and wrapping presents, and especially midnight mass on Christmas Eve to celebrate Jesus’ birthday!

  • Spending time with my children – seeing the holidays through their eyes makes the holidays special to me

  • I love the music, trimming the tree, and buying that perfect gift that you just know the recipient is going to love.

  • Getting together with family that we don’t see often enough!! Seeing everyone growing up! I have been very into cooking lately and am excited to try and share new recipes!! I love traditions!!

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