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Huntsville Weekend Roundup December 6-8

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Huntsville Weekend Roundup December 6-8

WHOA. There’s a huge weekend ahead in the Tennessee Valley! Be sure to check our huge Holiday Happenings Guide so you don’t miss something important! Our full Event Calendar also has more activities happening in Huntsville this weekend is you don’t see anything below that suits your fancy.

Finally, check in with our Giveaways for the Holidays that we host every year for our most devoted RCM Readers. And our list of Winter Break Camps. You’ll be glad you did!

Free & Cheap Events

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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.

Christmas Now & Then

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $5-7
Calvary Assembly Church | More Info

Two words: breakdancing Frosty! This popular show in Decatur has been running for 20 years. Read our review before you go.

Make a Christmas Countdown Calendar

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Home Depot | More Info

Make a merry memory this weekend and a fun countdown calendar to take home.

Huntsville Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert

Saturday at 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Thurber Arts Center | More Info

The HYO performs a selection of pops and holiday music for the community.


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Madison Community Orchestra Holiday Concert

Saturday at 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison UMC | More Info

Enjoy a merry mix of songs & styles to stir your seasonal spirit!

Annual Lighting of the Soldier’s Tree

Saturday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Library Downtown | More Info

Enjoy music and food at the library and make Christmas cards to send to deployed troops after the tree lighting.

Christmas Parades This Weekend

Saturday at various times
Cost: FREE

Everybody loves a parade, and there are plenty to choose from this weekend! Click the orange titles for details about each one.

Santa Sightings

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE
Various locations

There are a couple of great opportunities around Huntsville & North Alabama to meet up with Santa for free this weekend!

#ShopLocal at These Holiday Markets

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE

 

PSSSST!!! You’ll find even more free events in our full Event Calendar!

Worth the Money

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Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights

Friday, Nov. 23 – 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.

Candlelight Christmas at Burritt

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $30-50
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info & tickets

Burritt comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas. Cabins are decorated with historic ambiance and the sounds of traditional music fill the air throughout the park. String cranberries and popcorn, make paper punch ornaments, create handmade cards and ice cookies to kickoff the holiday season.

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Huntsville Ballet & Huntsville Symphony Orchestra’s “The Nutcracker”

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $14-20
VBC Concert Hall | More Info & tickets

Huntsville Ballet & the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra come together again for a unique performance of this holiday favorite. Save a few bucks on the ticket price with this coupon.


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Santa’s Village North Pole Express

Daily now – Dec. 23 from 5-9 PM
Cost: $7 per person, kids under 2 FREE
Huntsville Historic Depot | More Info

All ages will delight in visiting Santa’s NEW house at the Depot! Meet reindeer and the North Pole elves, play in the snow, enjoy musical entertainment and more at the Village Santa calls home. Save a buck on the ticket price with this coupon.

See Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Friday at 7PM | Saturday at 1PM & 5PM | Sunday at 1PM & 5PM
Cost: Adults $20 Children $15
VBC Playhouse | More Info

This Huntsville Holiday tradition performed by Fantasy Playhouse is back with a fresh interpretation of the Dickens’ classic! Read our review before you go, and use the Holiday Magic Pass for $2 off!

North Star Limited Train Ride

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $35
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

This night-time train ride along the rails, features snacks and special treats for all guests. All children riding the train are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Each child and their families will have a one-on-one visit with Santa, so bring your list!

Holiday Movies Under the Stars

Saturday from 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $8-10
USSRC Intuitive Planetarium | More Info

Each Saturday in December to can experience a “drive-in” holiday movie series in the INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Today’s flick is Elf!

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