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Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt

Big Spring Park 420 Church St NW, Huntsville

We know parents are always looking for ways to get their family out of the house and enjoy something fun together (that's the entire reason we exist!) and during a global pandemic finding that fun got a lot harder. That's why we created the Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt. We teamed up with a fabulous…

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Science of Guinness World Records

U.S. Space & Rocket Center 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville

Discover the world’s great record holders and what it took to cement their names in the history books at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s latest traveling exhibition, The Science of Guinness World Records. From the world’s longest moustache (14 feet!), to the most drum beats in 60 seconds (over 2,100 beats … or 35…

$17 – $25
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Letters to Santa

Bridge Street 340 Bridge Street, Huntsville

Looking for a direct connection to the North Pole? 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.

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North Poll Stroll

Athens Big Spring Memorial Park 100 N. Beaty Street, Athens

Athens-Limestone County Tourism is proud to host the return of their grand Christmas fundraiser with the help of our community sponsors.  As whispers of Winter's chill fill the air,  Big Spring Memorial Park in the Historic Beaty District of Athens Alabama is filled with cheer and whimsy as area organizations, churches, schools, businesses, non-profits, individuals…

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Christmas Card Lane

Downtown Madison Madison

Christmas Card Lane is an outdoor, life-size card exhibit located in the heart of Madison, AL. You’ll find whimsical, traditional, and religious themes amongst the more than thirty designs on display.

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Santa at Cabela’s

Cabela's Huntsville 7090 Cabela Drive, Huntsville

Santa will return to Cabela's Huntsville for photos nearly every day until Christmas! It's free to see Santa and get a 4x6 photo and free digital download to share on social media, while other photo packages are available for purchase.

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Redstone Family & MWR Holiday Market

Redstone Arsenal MWR Activity Field Gate 10 Redstone Arsenal , Redstone Arsenal

Ring in the holiday season by making plans to join Family and MWR for the first ever Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Redstone Arsenal. Find the perfect gift for family members and friends with 80 vendors selling their handmade crafts, treats, and more.

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Santa at Parkway Place Mall

Parkway Place Mall 2801 Memorial Parkway South, Huntsville

Great news: The big guy WILL be coming to Parkway Place Mall for the 2021 holiday season! Santa will arrive on  November 19 and remain through Christmas Eve to hear Christmas wishes and take socially distanced pictures with children. Visit free, photo packages vary in price.

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Visit Santa at Bridge Street

Bridge Street Town Centre 365 The Bridge Street, Huntsville

Santa will be at Bridge Street throughout the season spreading holiday magic and taking photos in the open-air environment, near the giant Christmas tree. Be sure to mail your letter while you're there!

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Skating in the Park

HMA- West Patio, Big Spring Park 300 Church Street, Huntsville

Skating in the Park returns! Get ready to lace up your skates at Huntsville’s first outdoor ice skating rink — our very own version of “Rocket-fella” Center. Following the grand opening on November 19, the rink will remain open until Monday, January 17. Find Skating in the Park on social media for the latest event updates and weather-related closings or delays.

$5 – $15
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The Green Street Market Holiday Market

The Greene Street Market at Nativity 208 Eustis Avenue, Huntsville

Don't miss the Greene Street Market Annual Holiday Farmers & Gift Markets just in time for the holidays! Shop for all your holiday meal needs and gifts while supporting local farmers and makers.

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Fantasy Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol

Von Braun Center Playhouse 700 Monroe St SW , Huntsville

On Christmas Eve, solitary businessman Ebenezer Scrooge receives a haunting visit from the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, in this classic Dickens’ tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take Scrooge on a supernatural journey to show him what truly matters. Enjoy one of the greatest ghost stories of all time with your family this Christmas season as performed by Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theatre! Suitable for ages 6 and up.

$16 – $21

Lessons & Carols During Advent at Asbury

Asbury Church 980 Hughes Road, Madison

Lessons & Carols is coming back at Asbury for two service times on December 5 at 3pm & 6pm. Delight in this musical celebration of Advent told through a collection of scripture and a variety of songs led by all of Asbury’s music groups from our Traditional, Contemporary, and Harvest worship teams. Plus, make your…

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23rd Rocket City TUBACHRISTMAS

Covenant Presbyterian Church 301 Drake Ave SE, Huntsville

This 48th annual Tuba Christmas Concert features local tuba, euphonium, and baritone players as they perform holiday favorites - it's truly awesome! Tuba Christmas concerts will be performed throughout the world on this day. This concert is free and open to the public.

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Madison City Community Orchestra Winter Concert

Madison United Methodist Church 127 Church St, Madison

MCCO’s winter concert is happening this year! At our concert, we will hold our annual silent auction fundraiser. This year some of the sections of the orchestra are contributing baskets towards the auction. There will even be a Conductor’s “basket” with some surprises in it. So save the date and come help us kick off the festivities of the holidays.

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Jingle Jam and Christmas Tree Lighting

Cove Church 366 Old Highway 431, Hampton Cove

The Cove Church invites you to join them for Jingle Jam, a party big enough for the whole family! The fun begins at 4 pm with songs and games that will make you laugh until your sides hurt. The Kids Cove team will share the Christmas story in a way that will engage even the…

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Rocket City Christmas Light Show

Toyota Field - Rocket City Trash Pandas 319 Contec Rd, Madison

Hundreds of thousands of lights will be on display for all to safely enjoy this holiday season. Guests can drive through the magical safari themed light show, where visitors will be able to simply tune into their vehicle’s radio and experience a spectacular synchronization of music and lights. Following the light show, wander into the Winter Wonderland for a whole host of holiday activities! This will include huts for hot chocolate plus cookie and ornament decorating, fire pits to make s’mores and character visits.

$30
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Go Christmas Light hunting!

North Alabama AL

Load up the car and take your family on a self-driving Christmas light hunt! Rocket City Mom's 2021 handy map of all the best local light displays will help. You can plot out your route in advance or use the GoogleMaps app while you're driving - it will navigate you to each display. We even list out all the BIG displays set to music that we know about!

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Tinsel Trail

Big Spring Park 420 Church St NW, Huntsville

A local favorite, Huntsville's Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the month of December. An anticipated 300 will trees decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. The Tinsel Trail is open to the public daily until midnight. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

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Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Temple B'nai Sholom 103 Lincoln Street Southeast, Huntsville

To culminate the eight-day festivities of Hanukkah, Temple B’nai Sholom will be hosting an outdoor public menorah lighting. This event will be held on the eighth night of Hanukkah and feature live music, as well as the full lighting of the menorah.

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Galaxy of Lights: Driving Nights

Huntsville Botanical Garden 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville

Celebrate the 26-year tradition that is Galaxy of Lights. Explore 2.5 miles of magnificent light displays weaving together holiday themes, classic characters, and scenes from our natural world.

$20 – $35
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Christmas Now & Then

Calvary Assembly Church 1413 Glenn St SW, Decatur

Join Calvary Assembly Church this year for "Christmas Now and Then: Home for Christmas"! Experience the magic of Now and the majesty of Then as we go through the halls of a high school about to start Christmas Break to the streets of Bethlehem and nativity!

$5
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Fantasy Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol

Von Braun Center Playhouse 700 Monroe St SW , Huntsville

On Christmas Eve, solitary businessman Ebenezer Scrooge receives a haunting visit from the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, in this classic Dickens’ tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take Scrooge on a supernatural journey to show him what truly matters. Enjoy one of the greatest ghost stories of all time with your family this Christmas season as performed by Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theatre! Suitable for ages 6 and up.

$16 – $21
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Christmas On Main in Madison

Downtown Madison Madison

Please join the City of Madison and the Madison Station Historic Preservation Society as they celebrate the 2021 Holiday Season. Trees will be displayed along Main Street in beautiful, historic Downtown Madison. Whether using the tree to express your own creativity or to promote a business, it is a wonderful way to add charm to the holiday! See the beautiful trees then drive through Christmas Card Lane in downtown Madison. Trees will be displayed from December 2 - January 3, 2022 from dark until midnight.

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