Huntsville Weekend Roundup December 11-13
WHOA. There’s a huge weekend ahead in the Tennessee Valley! Our full Event Calendar has even more activities happening in Huntsville and beyond this weekend if you don’t see anything below that suits your fancy. Just be smart – don’t forget your mask and hand sanitizer if you choose to go out.
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No matter what corner of North Alabama you live, you can find free seasonal fun every night that includes gorgeous lit trees or festive decorations! Lights typically come on at dusk.
- Huntsville Tinsel Trail – Big Spring Park, Huntsville (Can you find the RCM Tree?)
- Christmas Card Lane & Polar Express on Main – Downtown Madison
- North Poll Stroll – Downtown Athens
- Enchanted Forest – Decatur
- Christmas in the Park – Arab Historic Village
- Ardmore Tinsel Trail – Downtown Ardmore
Huntsville Weekend Fun (at a safe distance)
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As we do every week we’ve curated what we think are your best bets for finding a little family fun (and joy) this Huntsville weekend below, but be sure to check out our full calendar if you don’t see anything you like here.
- FREE – Enjoy a Christmas double feature at the Cars Under the Stars drive-in movie! Details
- Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights continues this weekend – get your tickets in advance! Details
- FREE – Livestream Alabama Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker for free this year! Details
- All aboard the North Star Limited and the Santa Train at the North AL Railroad Museum! Details
- Head over to see the new Rocket City Spectacular light show at Toyota Field. Details
- Learn more about the real Star of Bethlehem at the INTUITIVE Planetarium. Details
- Spend the afternoon or evening at Skating In the Park downtown. Details
- FREE – Visit with The Grinch at Bridge Street’s Magical Holiday Snow Globe on Friday. Details
- FREE – Enjoy a Drive-Thru Nativity Experience this Friday & Saturday. Details
- Fantasy Playhouse performs A Christmas Carol in a truly unique way this weekend. Details
- FREE – It’s time for the annual Cullman Christmaskindl Markt. Details
- While you’re there, stop by Christmas in the Grotto. Details
- FREE – See a free Holiday Laser Light Show at Bridge Street Friday-Sunday . Details
- FREE – Take the kids Christmas Light Hunting with our handy list & map! Details
- FREE – Do nature activities outdoors at Bethel Springs Preserve’s Forest Friends event Saturday. Details
- FREE – Piper & Leaf have a new family farm and you’re invited to the Christmas Open House. Details
- We love all these ways to Shop Small & Local for your list this year. Details
- The River City is hosting the 1st annual Downtown Decatur Cookie Walk on Saturday. Details
- FREE – Rocket City Trombone Christmas is in Spring Park on Saturday! Details
- GHS Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever both live & virtually on Saturday. Details
- FREE – The annual Guntersville Christmas Parade is Saturday night. Details
- FREE – So is the New Hope Christmas Parade. Details
- FREE – Or watch one on the water at the Parade of Lights at Joe Wheeler State Park! Details
- FREE – Light Up the Night at the Bridge Street Grand Menorah Lighting Celebration. Details
- Earlyworks kicks off their socially-distant Ten Nights of Santa. Details
- The Princess Theatre is hosting a Christmas Movie series starting Sunday. Details
- Plan out a socially distant Holiday Cookie Exchange with friends. Details
So that’s what we know about. Did we miss something cool happening in the Huntsville area? Leave in the comments or send us a note at email@example.com. If you have a free/cheap family-friendly event you want added to our calendar feel free to submit anytime but keep in mind we have other jobs too so give us a few days heads up 🙂
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