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.
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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
- Enchanted Forest – Decatur
- Christmas in the Park – Arab Historic Village
Christmas Now & Then
Make a Christmas Countdown Calendar
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
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
Thurber Arts Center | More Info
The HYO performs a selection of pops and holiday music for the community.
Madison Community Orchestra Holiday Concert
Saturday at 6:30 PM
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
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
Everybody loves a parade, and there are plenty to choose from this weekend! Click the orange titles for details about each one.
- Monroeville Christmas Parade – Saturday at 10 AM
- Trinity Christmas Parade – Saturday at 10 AM
- Priceville Christmas Parade – Saturday at 2 PM
- Guntersville Christmas Parade – Friday at 6 PM
Friday – Sunday
There are a couple of great opportunities around Huntsville & North Alabama to meet up with Santa for free this weekend!
- Santa at Beignet Cafe – Saturday at 10 AM
- CASA’s Breakfast with Santa – Saturday at 8 AM
- Cookies & Cocoa with Santa – Sunday at 1:30 PM
#ShopLocal at These Holiday Markets
Friday – Sunday
- NEACA Craft Holiday Show – Friday-Sunday at the VBC
- Christkindlmarket Huntsville – Friday – Sunday
- Advent Market – Saturday at Summit Crossing
- Simply Christmas Arts & Crafts Market – Saturday at Monte Sano UMC
- Yule Y’all – Saturday at Lowe Mill
- Winter Crafts Show – Saturday at Athens Library
- Nerdy Noel – This most geek-tastic market happens at Straight to Ale
- Greene Street Holiday Market – Sunday from 1-4 PM
PSSSST!!! You’ll find even more free events in our full Event Calendar!
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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
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.
Huntsville Ballet & Huntsville Symphony Orchestra’s “The Nutcracker”
Thursday – Sunday
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.
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
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
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!
- RCM’s Giveaways for the Holidays
- 2019 Huntsville Gift Guide
- Marvel Universe Live! is Coming to the VBC
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