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Nights of Santa at Earlyworks Offers Socially Distant Option in December

Nights of Santa at Earlyworks Offers Socially Distant Option in December

  • December 13-23, 2021
  • $12/person, kids under 1 year free
  • Buy tickets online in advance at
Ten Nights of Santa Earlyworks Huntsville Alabama

Ten Nights of Santa was so popular last year, Earlyworks Museum is bringing them back, and even adding to this holiday event just for kids!  Amidst the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic the organizers of Santa’s Village, a North Alabama holiday tradition, have decided to reimagine and relocate the family experience again this year. The 2021 edition will be called “Nights of Santa” and will be held indoors December 13-23 at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum. The new location will allow organizers to uphold safe capacity limits, social distancing and sanitizing protocols.

The Nights of Santa Story

The reimagined program will offer several safety inspired twists, including Santa visiting with children while being protected by “Santa’s Magic Snow Globe.” Due to an accidental spill of “magic elf dust” at the North Pole, Santa has been confined in a “magic snow globe.” However, the jolly old elf is determined that his confinement will not impact his ability and desire to meet with children and spread Christmas cheer.

No visit to Santa would be complete without meeting his North Pole elves. Additional family-friendly activities adding to the whimsical fun include nightly snowfalls, making holiday crafts, a holiday themed experiment in the all-new Tinker Lab, mingling with costumed characters like the Grinch and Olaf, decorating a fresh made gingerbread cookie, mailing your letters to Santa and shopping in Santa’s gift shop.

A limited number of tickets for the event will be offered online and will adhere to EarlyWorks and ADPH safety protocols. This will be a timed entry, limited capacity event to ensure the safety of all involved. Tickets will sell out fast!

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“Nights of Santa got great reviews last year from the visitors who loved the new indoor concept… best of all no long lines for Santa and no rain, only snow,” commented Bart Williams, Executive Director of the EarlyWorks Museum. “Last year we sold out every night and expect to do the same this year so don’t wait to book your tickets,” concludes Williams.

Keeping Families Safe During the Season

Holding the multi-night event inside the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum will not only provide a safe environment, but will also allow visitors to enjoy all that the museum has to offer, including the special hands-on exhibit entitled Toys: The Inside Story. The exhibit will offer visitors the opportunity to learn how toys work including a look inside some favorites at the gears, cams and pulleys exhibit. Also included this year visitors can experience other activities such as the Lego River water table, holiday inspired craft making in the STEM Learning Lab, the Pirate Ship and the Video Game History room, which includes trying their hand at playing a vintage pinball machine and the arcade game version of Donkey Kong.

Guests are encouraged to wear a face mask and maintain appropriate social distancing when possible.

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Ten Nights of Santa Details

When: December 13 – 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM on weeknights, 3:00 PM on Sat. & Sun.
Where: Earlyworks Children’s Museum (map)
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers; children under 1 year are free and do not require a ticket
Purchase Tickets Online
Arrive within 5 minutes of your ticket time, please do not arrive before your designated time. Tickets are non-refundable, but ticket dates can be changed for a $5 administrative fee by calling 256-564-8100 or emailing
Parking: Parking is available in the parking garages or along the street. As a reminder, parking meters are free after 5 p.m. and on the weekends.

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