There is so much holiday fun going on in the Tennessee Valley right now, and your family can get in on it all just by tuning into the Weekend Roundup! Our Holiday Happenings Guide and full Event Calendar are great tools to help you plan. Plus… GIVEAWAYS!
Have you made arrangements for school break yet? There’s still time to RSVP for a Winter Break Camp the kids will love!
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Go Light Hunting
Now through the season!
Cost: FREE, plus gas
Various locations | More Info
Gas up the car, bundle up the kids, and go looking for Christmas lights all over Huntsville. We made it super easy with our master list with a MAP!
Find Your Local Holiday Scene
Now – Dec. 31
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.
- Tinsel Trail – Big Spring Park, Huntsville
- Christmas Card Lane – Downtown Madison
- North Poll Stroll – Downtown Athens
- Holiday Lane – New Market
- Christmas in the Park – Arab Historic Village
Now – December 23 from 5-9 PM
Constitution Village | More Info
All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Read our review before you go, and save on this event by using the Huntsville Holiday Magic Pass!
The Living Christmas Tree
Thursday – Sunday
Cost: FREE, tickets required
First Baptist Church Huntsville | More Info
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. Tickets are now only available by pickup at the church or by calling (256) 428-9422.
Teen Holiday Party
Friday at 1:30 PM
Cost: FREE, bring a Dirty Santa gift to swap
Downtown Huntsville Library | More Info
Teens can celebrate the end of finals with music, food, and a fun gift swap!
Winter Concert in Madison
Friday at 7:00 PM
Madison United Methodist Church | More Info
Enjoy classical holiday favorites from the Madison City Community Orchestra with your family!
Baby Keepsake Drop-In
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
Make holiday fingerprint keepsakes for babies and toddlers. No RSVP necessary, but supplies will be limited.
5th Annual Lighting of Soldiers Tree
Saturday at 2:30
Downtown Library Auditorium | More Info
Your family is invited to enjoy music, art, singalongs, DIY Christmas Cards to a soldier, and refreshments.
How the Grinch Found Christmas
Isom’s Chapel | More Info
Come see a holiday classic made new. This Grinchy Christmas Play will be full of Who-ish fun and delight! This is a church production.
Star of Wonder
Saturday at 7:30 PM
VBAS Planetarium | More Info
Magi from the East: Gaspar and Melchior crash this VBAS show with gifts for the young ones and treats for all others. Each year kids can explore several possibilities of the Christmas Star, including comets, meteors, novae and other phenomena. #iheartHsv
Community Hanukkah Menorah Lighting
Sunday at 6:30 PM
Big Spring Park East | More Info
Temple B’nai Sholom invites the community to celebrate Chanukah by joining us in the lighting the Chanukah menorah near the fountain.
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Sanders Family Christmas
Now – Sunday
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
The congregation of the Old Country Church 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.
Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights
Now – Dec. 31st
Cost: $25 per car
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Galaxy of Lights is an award-winning holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Put it on your Must List.
Polar Express Day
Saturday from 10Am – 2PM
Hardin Center for Cultural Arts | More Info
Experience the Festival of Trees, play in the (indoor) snow, watch “The Polar Express” movie, create a special craft, and take one ride on our miniature train – it’s a great day trip from Huntsville!
Super Hero Theme Night
Friday from 5 – Midnight
Cost: 1/2 off with Havoc ticket!
Huntsville Museum of Art Rink | More Info
Come dressed in your best super hero costume for a chance to win some great prizes!
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