Who’s ready for a fun-filled weekend in Huntsville? As always, we listed our favorite things to do with your family below. Keep an eye on the weather though, and double check events before you head out.
Be sure to check our HUGE Holiday Happenings Guide so you don’t miss something important! Our full Event Calendar also has more activities happening in Huntsville this weekend is you don’t see anything below that suits your fancy. Finally, check in with our Giveaways for the Holidays that we host every year for our most devoted RCM Readers. You’ll be glad you did!
Free & Cheap
Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
Huntsville Senior Center | More Info
Clever, affordable, and downright unique items can be found at this local craft show.
Lights Up! Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday from 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Bridge Street Town Centre | More Info
Help welcome Santa to Bridge Street! Live music starts at 4:30, followed by the tree lighting and fireworks. Rain or shine!
Christmas Comes to Cullman
Friday from 6-10 PM Rescheduled due to rain
Downtown Athens | More Info
This annual parade and tree lighting features a one-of-a-kind German Christmas pyramid!
Weekend Farmers Markets – Last Chance!
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Hughes Road, Madison | More Info
It’s the last market of the harvest season, just in time for your Thanksgiving table. Nab local produce, bread, meat, eggs, and hand-made items. River City Families should check out the Decatur Farmers Market.
Kris Kringle Market
Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Bob Jones High School | More Info
The Madison Arts Council’s annual market will feature artisans and craftsmen from across North Alabama, an Olde World Santa, lantern-making workshops & activities for kids, and food vendors. New location this year!
Saturday at 10:30 AM
Madison Library | More Info
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra brings their fun-filled program just for kids to Madison this weekend – kids can get their musical passport stamped and make some music of their own.
Ability Craft Fair
Saturday from Noon – 4 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Lowe Mill A&E | More Info
This annual holiday craft fair features items and art made by local people who have disabilities. It’s a great place to pick up a unique gift!
The True Story of Cinderella
Sunday at 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE admission
St. Thomas Episcopal Church | More Info
This silly opera version of the Cinderella story is a fun new experience and a great way to introduce little ones to opera. (It’s in English too!)
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Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights
All Weekend, then through Tuesday
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Your family’s favorite holiday attractions in the South continues their Walking Nights this weekend! Read our review, then get your tickets in advance before the limited supply runs out!
Skating in the Park
Friday at 4-10 PM
Behind the Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
ICE returns to Huntsville! Lace up your skates at this outdoor ice skating rink — our very own version of “Rocket-fella” Center. Meet the Snow Sisters and watch the mayor cut the ribbon to open the rink! Skating in the Park is open Nov. 15 – Jan. 12, 2020.
Last Chance to See A Christmas Story
Friday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
“You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here – he exploding furnace, the school bully, the cold lamppost, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, the infamous Leg Lamp, and more!
Santa’s Village Dog Nights!
Sunday & Monday, from 5-8 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Historic Huntsville Depot | More Info
NEW this year! Dogs will get to enjoy walking and sniffing around this magical wonderland… you will also want to have their picture made with Santa. Tickets are limited!
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