Celebrate the season with a night of festive carols and symphony favorites performed by the Madison City Youth Orchestra. Songs will include Dona Nobis Pacem, Ode to Joy, Four Seasons, Around the World at Christmas Time and many more. This concert is free and open to the public. The Madison City Youth Orchestra was established […]
The definitive guide to family-friendly holiday fun in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County (and sometimes even further). Do you need Santa photos? We’ve got ’em. Do you like holiday parades, Christmas pageants, tree lightings? We’ve got those too. Along with holiday concerts, sing-a-longs, light shows and more. PLUS, plenty of options for active holiday play because sometimes the kids need to run some energy off. Finally, we’ve listed many of our favorite charities and hope you’ll consider carving out a little time for giving back too.
The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to teach children about the joy of giving as well as receiving.
Here you’ll find parades, pageants, plays, tree lightings and the like. Some of these events are free and some require tickets, but they are all sure to put you in the Holiday mood.
I have a runner in my family. She is about 30″ tall. She has a limited but rapidly developing vocabulary which occasionally includes the words “no” and “stop” but these seem to fly out of her head whenever she is excited OR when she is outside. This makes walking on the sidewalk in our neighborhood particularly […]
Is everyone settled into their new school routine? Our home has slowly but surely gotten back into the groove but we sure do enjoy our lazy weekends. In fact, writing up these Weekend Roundups often causes me to feel guilty if we do just lay around the house since after writing up all the awesome […]
Summer is all about relaxing and enjoying life and there is nothing quite like live music to help you do just that. Luckily for us, the Tennessee Valley has a ton of options and almost all of them are free. Whatever kind of music and atmosphere you’re looking for you are likely to find it […]
Looking for a way to get out of the house with the kids but stay in the air conditioning and not spend a fortune? Look no further than the free and cheap movies offered by various local theaters. We do our best to keep this list up to date but encourage you to call the […]
Three years almost to the day of the devastating storms that hit Alabama in 2011 we are once again preparing for severe weather. As often as they occur, it can be tempting to get complacent about tornados but since that experience in 2011 there are few in this part of the country that don’t get […]
I can always tell when spring has really and truly arrived in the Rocket City because writing the Weekend Roundup suddenly becomes a Sophie’s Choice event. While we do our best to spread the love around when it comes to free events and our picks each week, when there is this much going on all we […]
As we mosey on into Spring Break it quiets down just a little around town. Fear not, we’ve got five (5) solid picks for FREE family fun and a couple bonus picks too. Plus, there is still more to do on our Event Calendar so be sure to check it as well. Procrastination got you down? It’s […]
It’s a a super-packed holiday weekend (Valentine’s and President’s Day!) and after an extra two three days off because of snow, I’m guessing many of you are looking to get out of the house. No? Just me? That’s what I thought. We’ve rounded up plenty of out of the house fun and four out of […]
Get out your bullet journals and mark this down! Learning Expo 2014 is this Saturday from 10AM-3PM at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Saturn V Hall (inside the Davidson Center). Why, you might ask, should you bother to venture from your warm bed on a Saturday morning? You’re a busy parent, you’ve got other stuff […]
If you’re trying to catch a glimpse of the jolly white headed man in the red suit, rumor has it he and his friends will be at these events. For even more holiday information including seasonal concerts, plays, attractions and more please visit our Holiday Happenings Guide. “Host of Christmas Past” in Fayetteville Every year […]
For the third year in a row, Rocket City Mom is celebrating the season and our family-friendly city by giving away tickets to local holiday events and attractions for 12 days starting November 1 and ending December 12. Check our calendar for exact days. This is known as our 12 Days of Giveaways. We know, it’s […]
I’m a big old scaredy cat and while I’m not ashamed one bit of that fact, it’s important to know so you read this review fully informed. If your idea of a good time at Halloween is terrifying chills and really creepy, scary fun then DO NOT GO TO BOOtanica. The only thing “scary” about […]
For more than 20 years Burritt on the Mountain celebrated the rich Native American heritage of the Southeast with the Indian Heritage Festival every October. But in a city as diverse and culturally rich as Huntsville they recognized that limiting the festival to one culture was problematic and so they decided to branch out. Now […]
Ready or not… here it comes! Some schools in the Tennessee Valley start up as early as next week, while others have a few more weeks of summer left to enjoy. Whatever your school schedule, we’ve made it easy for you to work in some quality family time before the homework starts to pile up. […]
Tick, tick, tick… if you listen closely you can hear those precious minutes of summer slipping away before the start of a new school year. So make the most of it and get out and enjoy some time with your family! Every Thursday we corral all the fun, FREE, family-friendly events for you in one […]
Is it hot enough for ya? No matter how long I live in the South, I’ll never quite get used to walking outside my lovely air-conditioned home straight into a sauna. If I did, I’d probably just give up ever trying to fight the frizz 🙂 If you’re looking to get out of the house […]