Huntsville Weekend Roundup December 15-17

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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Free & Cheap Fun


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
Cost: FREE
Various locations

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.

Santa’s Village

Now – December 23 from 5-9 PM
Cost: $5
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!


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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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
Downtown Library Auditorium | More Info

Your family is invited to enjoy music, art, singalongs, DIY Christmas Cards to a soldier, and refreshments.


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How the Grinch Found Christmas

Saturday
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: $3-5
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
Cost: FREE
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.

Worth the Money


Sanders Family Christmas

Now – Sunday
Cost: $20
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.


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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
Cost: $12
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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