The winter school break is creeping up – have you made your childcare arrangements yet? Our Winter School Break Camp list can help! There are some flexible options available for Huntsville parents that need childcare, and sometimes you just need an afternoon to shop/wrap/cook, ya know? In addition to that we’ve rounded up our favorite free & family-friendly events in North Alabama below.
Our full Event Calendar also has more activities happening in Huntsville this weekend is 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.
- Santa Sightings in Huntsville
- Tree Lightings & Parades
- Special Holiday Events
- Live Christmas Music
- Holiday Shows & Performances
- Christmas Tree Farms
- Winter Break Camps for Kids
- Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs
Find Your Local Holiday Scene!
Every Night Now through December 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.
- 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)
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.
- First, check out this Holiday Magic Pass to save you a little $$$ on holiday fun. Details
- Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights continues this weekend – get your tickets in advance! Details
- FREE – Take the kids Christmas Light Hunting with our handy list & map! Details
- Let the kids Flip Out at The Matrix Gym this Friday evening. Details
- FREE – Why not teach the kids how to make dinner? Try out this Kids Cooking Class! 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
- Bake some cookies for local Covid healthcare workers. Details
- Learn more about the real Star of Bethlehem at the INTUITIVE Planetarium. Details
- Pick a place to Give Back this year. Details
- Spend the afternoon or evening at Skating In the Park downtown. Details
- FREE – Visit with The Ice Princesses at Bridge Street’s Magical Holiday Snow Globe. Details
- Lowe Mill’s Winter Solstice Market is a great opportunity to pick up some unique gifts. Details
- We love all these ways to Shop Small & Local for your list this year. Details
- FREE – Ever been to a reverse parade? Spectacle of Lights in Decatur is your chance this weekend! Details
- Prepare for the 2020 Huntsville Jolabokaflod. Details
- FREE – The Athens Library is hosting a drive-in showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol. Details
- Head to Cullman to see the uniquely festive Christmas in the Grotto. Details
- FREE – See a free Holiday Laser Light Show at Bridge Street Friday-Sunday . Details
- Have Dinner with Santa at Urban Cookhouse on Saturday. Details
- FREE – Hillchase Neighborhood in Madison will be aglow with luminaries Sunday night. Details
- FREE – Celebrate Hanukkah at a Community Menorah Lighting in Big Spring Park East. Details
- Earlyworks kicks off their socially-distant Ten Nights of Santa. Details
- A Holiday Dog Circus? Yes, please. Details
- The Princess Theatre is also hosting a Christmas Movie series on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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