Huntsville Weekend Roundup December 22-24

I’m kind of in shock when I see the date – it’s only a few days until Christmas Day! If you’re like me there are cookies to bake, gifts to wrap, batteries to buy, and halls to deck. I do plan on taking a break this weekend and actually spending TIME with my family, something that is infinitely more important than the hustle and bustle anyway. So here are some awesome free and/or cheap Huntsville events to enjoy with your kids during the season!

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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 – Saturday 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! Just hurry – Santa leaves his Village on the 23rd! Read our review before you go!

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Open Gym Time

Thursday – Saturday
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym | More Info

Kids under the age of 6 years can run & jump to their hearts content six days a week. A Saturday gym is also available for kids ages 6-11 at 9:30 AM. Read our review.

Star of Wonder

Cost: $3-5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Missed it last weekend? You’ve got another chance! Each year kids can explore several possibilities of the Christmas Star, including comets, meteors, novae and other phenomena. #iheartHsv

Cocoa for a Cause

Saturday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Hall Family Light Show | More Info

Free hot chocolate and cookies will be given out with a donation to Kids to Love! Come see this popular family light show up close.

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Worth the Money

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.

Preschool Picasso Tree

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $20
Spirited Art | More Info

A “Mommy and me” class for our littlest artists! Children create a Christmas tree masterpiece with the assistance of an adult that include story time and a snack.

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Skate with Santa at Iceplex

Saturday from 2-4PM
Cost: $12
Huntsville Iceplex| More Info

Come skate with Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus and build a snowman with Santa’s Elves.


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