Christmas Toy & Winter Coat Drive

Christmas Toy & Winter Coat Drive

Help up spread some Christmas cheer to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or a new winter coat for a child age 6 to 18 and play for FREE in our arcade! Have some fun & experience the spirit of giving to a child in need. Every member of your family can bring a toy or coat & you can all play together! We ask that you bring items with a retail value of at least $10 each.

LuLaRoe Holiday Bazaar

LuLaRoe Holiday Bazaar

Come spend your afternoon Christmas shopping with 40 local LuLaRoe Retailers and get those last minute items checked off your list! When you’re finshed shopping, we can even wrap those gifts for you for just a small donation to Christmas charities. While you are shopping, the kiddos can even enjoy some time chatting with Santa and even have their picture made with him FREE of charge! We hope to see you there!!

Kid’s & Family Painting Class, Manger Scene

Kid’s & Family Painting Class, Manger Scene

Canvas:  11”x14” canvas

Time:  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 ish

Doors Open:  1:45 p.m.  (please arrive at least 15 minutes early to choose your seat)

Age:  5 and up

Additional Information: Templates are pre-traced and paint is pre-mixed to help our smallest painters.

Aprons are provided, but please dress children in paint friendly clothing.

Living Christmas Tree

Living Christmas Tree

A spectacle of sight and sound, over 150 singers, a 50 piece orchestra and thousands of lights bring a 39-foot Christmas tree to life. Experience this celebration sure to be a highlight of your Christmas observance. Tickets will be available beginning November 27.

PRESENTATIONS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7:30 pm
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7:30 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 11:00 am  “A Tree for the Children”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 4:30 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 3:00 pm “Abridged presentation with highlights from this year’s Tree”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 5:30 pm

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Living Christmas Tree

Living Christmas Tree

A spectacle of sight and sound, over 150 singers, a 50 piece orchestra and thousands of lights bring a 39-foot Christmas tree to life. Experience this celebration sure to be a highlight of your Christmas observance. Tickets will be available beginning November 27.

PRESENTATIONS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7:30 pm
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7:30 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 11:00 am  “A Tree for the Children”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 4:30 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 3:00 pm “Abridged presentation with highlights from this year’s Tree”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 5:30 pm

How The Grinch Found Christmas

How The Grinch Found Christmas

Come join us for a Holiday classic made new. This Grinchy Christmas Play will be full of Who-ish fun and delight…and it’s FREE!!!

Two show times:

Sat, Dec 16th @ 6pm & Sun, Dec 17th @ 6pm (potluck Who-feast following the Sun night performance)

Isom’s Chapel, 16230 Mooresville Rd, Athens, AL 35613

Sanders Family Christmas

Sanders Family Christmas

The Sanders Family is back in Sanders Family Christmas. Renaissance Theatre and Burritt on the Mountain pair together to bring this traditional favorite to the community. Conceived by Alan Bailey and penned by Connie Ray, this famous sequel of Smoke on the Mountain returns to the Old Country Church at Burritt on the Mountain on December 13th – 17th, 2017.

We’ll return to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, on Christmas Eve of 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders to the Baptist Church to sing and witness, thereby getting the congregation into the down-home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders’ own, ship off to World War II. The congregation will hear more than two-dozen Christmas carols, many of them vintage hymns, and hilarious yuletide stories from the more or less devout Sanders family members. The play is set in a church which makes the Old Country Church the perfect venue.

Showtimes are:
Wednesday, Dec 13 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, Dec 14 @ 7:00pm
Friday, Dec 15 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Dec 16 @ 2:30pm
Saturday, Dec 16 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 1:30pm

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Support Group

You’re invited! Breastfeeding support impacts breastfeeding success. If you’re an expectant or new mom dedicated to breastfeeding, join us for our weekly support group meetings.

  • Ongoing support from Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Answers to questions and solutions to common problems
  • Weight checks with infant scales
  • Celebrate with other new moms who are also meeting their goals

For more information, call (256) 508-9009 or (256) 457-0403. The group meets in the Madison Hospital Wellness Center classroom.

Chatterbox Book Club

Chatterbox Book Club

The Chatterbox Book Club is a book club is specifically for home schooled youth ages 12 and older. We meet every week to discuss the latest part of a book we are all reading, and then do an activity based on the book. Join the fun!

We meet every Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope Public Library. For more information, contact aporter@hmcpl.org.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Breastfeeding Mothers Group

Breastfeeding Mothers Group

Free weekly meetings give breastfeeding mothers the opportunity to learn from each other by sharing their experiences. You will benefit from the unique fellowship, support and encouragement that can only be given by other breastfeeding moms and you may even walk away with new ideas and breastfeeding techniques to try. A certified lactation consultant will also be available to answer questions and weigh your baby. For more information call Breastfeeding Support Services at (256) 265-7285.

Location is in Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children ground floor classroom. Support group meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. as well as the 1st Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Tuesdays @ 2 at Burritt on the Mountain

Tuesdays @ 2 at Burritt on the Mountain

Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 in the Historic Park for a hands-on look at skills needed to live on a farm during the 1800s. Topics subject to change without notice; call (256) 536-2882 for more information. Included with general admission or membership.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Coloring Between the Lines – Black Breastfeeding Meet-up

Coloring Between the Lines – Black Breastfeeding Meet-up

Feeding your baby can bring many questions, uncertainty, and lack of support. We are here to support you as you feed your babies. Please join us as we support, encourage and educate mothers and babies of color with successful tools to navigate feeding. All levels of breast or bottle feeding are welcomed. Our co-host Danica, is a certified lactation counselor and doula in Huntsville/Madison area. Our other co-host Sabrina. This mom of 2 is an advocate for breastfeeding, cloth diapers, and baby wearing in Madison Co. with 3 plus years of breastfeeding and bottle feeding under her belt. We look forward to meeting with you.

Snacks ‘n Strokes (Pre-K Students)

Snacks ‘n Strokes (Pre-K Students)

Join us for Snacks ‘n Stokes, a children’s art education class!

Classes take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month:

August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

Pre-K Class: 10:30-11:30 am (maximum of 10 students)
School-aged Class: 3:30-5 pm (maximum of 15 students)

The class is $15 per child and includes supplies, snacks, and Imagination Place admission. Please pre-register by calling (256) 543-2787, ext. 0 or email hollyguinn@culturalarts.org.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Snacks ‘n Strokes (Elementary Students)

Snacks ‘n Strokes (Elementary Students)

Join us for Snacks ‘n Stokes, a children’s art education class!

Classes take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month:

August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

Pre-K Class: 10:30-11:30 am (maximum of 10 students)
School-aged Class: 3:30-5 pm (maximum of 15 students)

The class is $15 per child and includes supplies, snacks, and Imagination Place admission. Please pre-register by calling (256) 543-2787, ext. 0 or email hollyguinn@culturalarts.org.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

The Hope of Christmas

The Hope of Christmas

Join us for hot chocolate, the arts, and the celebration of the hope of Christmas! 12/20 at 6pm. Featuring special guests Adonai School of Ballet and Fine Arts and Unleash’s Performing Group: The Tribe! FREE event! Consider making a donation of diapers when you attend in partnership with Rocket City Mom and The Great Diaper Drive for families in need in North Alabama.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Moving to Music at Imagination Place

Moving to Music at Imagination Place

Thursdays is “Moving to Music” day at Imagination Place! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Bring your children and enjoy the fun! FREE with regular admission and FREE for Hardin Center members.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall presented by PNC features a holiday light show on the side of City Hall, above Tinsel Trail, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December (also the week leading up to Christmas for kids out on break!) from 5 to 10 pm.

The light show by the supremely talented LED-Orange Projection Mapping is FREE, as is Tinsel Trail thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come be amazed at how the side of a building can transform and add to the winter wonder of Big Spring Park!

Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Support Group

You’re invited! Breastfeeding support impacts breastfeeding success. If you’re an expectant or new mom dedicated to breastfeeding, join us for our weekly support group meetings.

  • Ongoing support from Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Answers to questions and solutions to common problems
  • Weight checks with infant scales
  • Celebrate with other new moms who are also meeting their goals

For more information, call (256) 508-9009 or (256) 457-0403. The group meets in the Madison Hospital Wellness Center classroom.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall presented by PNC features a holiday light show on the side of City Hall, above Tinsel Trail, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December (also the week leading up to Christmas for kids out on break!) from 5 to 10 pm.

The light show by the supremely talented LED-Orange Projection Mapping is FREE, as is Tinsel Trail thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come be amazed at how the side of a building can transform and add to the winter wonder of Big Spring Park!

Arab’s Christmas in the Park

Arab’s Christmas in the Park

Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 1 million lights and new displays, the park will be ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Arab Historic Village transforms into a winter wonderland complete with Santa’s Toy Shop and his elves and Santa himself! Arab Historic Village transforms into a winter wonderland complete with Santa’s Toy Shop and his elves and even Santa himself on Fridays and Saturdays. Children can sit in Santa’s lap and have their photo taken, decorate a cookie or write a letter to Santa. Children can also take home Reindeer food, made in the old Grist Mill, and there is live music at the Rice Church, located in the village.

Home Free – A Country Christmas

Home Free – A Country Christmas

A capella vocal sensations Home Free shot to fame after winning NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2013. Home Free’s 2017 a Country Christmas Tour follows the success of a 2016 Christmas tour and the acclaimed vocal group’s holiday album Full of (Even More) Cheer, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The 2017 Christmas tour will hit 20 cities and feature new production and new music!

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Open Gym at The Matrix, Ages 6-11

Open Gym at The Matrix, Ages 6-11

Open Gyms are a great way for athletes of all ages to get extra time in our facilities, working on a specific skill or just meeting their friends for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.   Grab your friends and come on down!

Artist Market at Flying Monkey Arts

Artist Market at Flying Monkey Arts

Local and homegrown since 2003, each Saturday you can stroll through our vibrant hall as Flying Monkey Artist Market vendors occupy the spaces between the diverse and eclectic studios of Flying Monkey resident artists on the second floor south of historic Lowe Mill A&E. Prepare to be amused, amazed, and delighted by Tennessee valley artists and craftsmen. Free to attend!

Local and regional visiting artists are invited to set up a display of their work for sale. Interested artists please contact Cheryl at Karma Rags or call 256-468-5319 for set-up times, fees and guidelines to be considered for artist market participation.

Preschool Picasso Christmas Tree

Preschool Picasso Christmas Tree

Reserve your seats in the ticket below for only $20!

Canvas: 11”x14” canvas

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Doors Open: 9:45 a.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early to choose your seat)

Age: 3-6

Additional Information: A “Mommy and me” class for our littlest artists! Children create a masterpiece with the assistance of an adult. Classes include story time and a snack. Please make sure your young Picasso (and you!) wears paint friendly clothes.

Open Gym at The Matrix, Ages 12+

Open Gym at The Matrix, Ages 12+

Open Gyms are a great way for athletes of all ages to get extra time in our facilities, working on a specific skill or just meeting their friends for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.   Grab your friends and come on down!

Step Back in Time at Burritt on the Mountain

Step Back in Time at Burritt on the Mountain

Join us in the Historic Park every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 for a demonstration of a historic skill. Add to your afternoon fun with a guided Historic Park tour at 2:30. These activities are included with membership or regular admission. Topics subject to change without notice due to weather or staffing constraints. For more information call 256-536-2882.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Another staple holiday event put on by Earlyworks, this one in conjunction with Constitution Village. If you buy a ticket to the Earlyworks Society’s Suppers with Santa, you get admission to Santa’s Village for free – but you can also just buy tickets for this delightful event on its own. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! In Santa’s Magic Garden, the magical garden will come to life right before your eyes. Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat. There’s lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home!

Save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall presented by PNC features a holiday light show on the side of City Hall, above Tinsel Trail, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December (also the week leading up to Christmas for kids out on break!) from 5 to 10 pm.

The light show by the supremely talented LED-Orange Projection Mapping is FREE, as is Tinsel Trail thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come be amazed at how the side of a building can transform and add to the winter wonder of Big Spring Park!

Tacky Christmas Sweater Theme Night at Skating in the Park

Tacky Christmas Sweater Theme Night at Skating in the Park

Come dressed in your best (or worst) tacky Christmas sweater for a chance to win some great prizes!

Heading to the Huntsville Havoc game that night? Come & skate after! Plus bring your ticket* from the Havoc game and receive 1/2 off admission.

*Ticket must be the 12/23 game. Discount is good for half off one general admission to the rink per ticket

Arab’s Christmas in the Park

Arab’s Christmas in the Park

Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 1 million lights and new displays, the park will be ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Arab Historic Village transforms into a winter wonderland complete with Santa’s Toy Shop and his elves and Santa himself! Arab Historic Village transforms into a winter wonderland complete with Santa’s Toy Shop and his elves and even Santa himself on Fridays and Saturdays. Children can sit in Santa’s lap and have their photo taken, decorate a cookie or write a letter to Santa. Children can also take home Reindeer food, made in the old Grist Mill, and there is live music at the Rice Church, located in the village.

Cocoa for a Cause Light Show

Cocoa for a Cause Light Show

Join us December 23rd from 6:00-9:00 for Cocoa for a Cause! Free hot chocolate and cookies will be given out with a donation to Kids to Love!

Step Back in Time at Burritt on the Mountain

Step Back in Time at Burritt on the Mountain

Join us in the Historic Park every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 for a demonstration of a historic skill. Add to your afternoon fun with a guided Historic Park tour at 2:30. These activities are included with membership or regular admission. Topics subject to change without notice due to weather or staffing constraints. For more information call 256-536-2882.

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Support Group

You’re invited! Breastfeeding support impacts breastfeeding success. If you’re an expectant or new mom dedicated to breastfeeding, join us for our weekly support group meetings.

  • Ongoing support from Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Answers to questions and solutions to common problems
  • Weight checks with infant scales
  • Celebrate with other new moms who are also meeting their goals

For more information, call (256) 508-9009 or (256) 457-0403. The group meets in the Madison Hospital Wellness Center classroom.

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall presented by PNC features a holiday light show on the side of City Hall, above Tinsel Trail, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December (also the week leading up to Christmas for kids out on break!) from 5 to 10 pm.

The light show by the supremely talented LED-Orange Projection Mapping is FREE, as is Tinsel Trail thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come be amazed at how the side of a building can transform and add to the winter wonder of Big Spring Park!

Breastfeeding Mothers Group

Breastfeeding Mothers Group

Free weekly meetings give breastfeeding mothers the opportunity to learn from each other by sharing their experiences. You will benefit from the unique fellowship, support and encouragement that can only be given by other breastfeeding moms and you may even walk away with new ideas and breastfeeding techniques to try. A certified lactation consultant will also be available to answer questions and weigh your baby. For more information call Breastfeeding Support Services at (256) 265-7285.

Location is in Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children ground floor classroom. Support group meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. as well as the 1st Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Tuesdays @ 2 at Burritt on the Mountain

Tuesdays @ 2 at Burritt on the Mountain

Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 in the Historic Park for a hands-on look at skills needed to live on a farm during the 1800s. Topics subject to change without notice; call (256) 536-2882 for more information. Included with general admission or membership.

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall presented by PNC features a holiday light show on the side of City Hall, above Tinsel Trail, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December (also the week leading up to Christmas for kids out on break!) from 5 to 10 pm.

The light show by the supremely talented LED-Orange Projection Mapping is FREE, as is Tinsel Trail thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come be amazed at how the side of a building can transform and add to the winter wonder of Big Spring Park!

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall

Snowflakes on City Hall presented by PNC features a holiday light show on the side of City Hall, above Tinsel Trail, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December (also the week leading up to Christmas for kids out on break!) from 5 to 10 pm.

The light show by the supremely talented LED-Orange Projection Mapping is FREE, as is Tinsel Trail thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come be amazed at how the side of a building can transform and add to the winter wonder of Big Spring Park!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.

Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren’t!  We also have a Frequent Jumper pass that is $20 for 5 Open Gyms!  Basically, for our non-enrolled tumblers, that is buy 4, get 1 FREE!

Read our Rocket City Mom review of Whiz Kids Open Gym right here!

Moving to Music at Imagination Place

Moving to Music at Imagination Place

Thursdays is “Moving to Music” day at Imagination Place! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Bring your children and enjoy the fun! FREE with regular admission and FREE for Hardin Center members.

Tinsel Trail

Tinsel Trail

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.

North Pole Stroll

North Pole Stroll

Celebrating its third year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live Christmas trees at the Duck Pond (Big Spring Park) in downtown Athens during December. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, groups, and organizations, and can be enjoyed by the public daily during December. Bring your hot cocoa and take a stroll through Athens’s very own North Pole!

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