You’ve got enough to do cooking and getting the kids ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. Maybe you have friends or family coming into town. Maybe you’re looking for something to do to keep everyone happy. Here’s what’s free and/or cheap and going on Thanksgiving weekend in Huntsville.
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. You’ll be glad you did!
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Take a Hike Before the Turkey
Thursday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Land Trust of North AL | More Info
This annual family-friendly tradition is perfect for pre-turkey activities!
24th Annual Turkey Trot
Thursday at 8:00 AM
Cost: FREE – $25
UAH Spragins Hall | More Info
The Turkey Trot is a family fun run that benefits Crisis Services of North Alabama. Walkers and strollers are welcome! The Tiny Tot Turkey Trot for ages 5 and under is at 9AM, no registration necessary.
Tree Lighting in Providence
Friday from 4-7 PM
Village of Providence | More Info
Kids’ eyes will be all aglow at this tree lighting that features games, activities and pictures with Santa.
Tinsel Trail Opens
Friday from 5PM – Midnight
Big Spring Park East | More Info
Over 300 trees decorate the park for the holiday season from dusk until midnight each night. See Big Spring Park turn into a sparkling wonderland! Help shatter a world record at the Grand Opening!
Santa’s Village Opens
Friday from 5-9 PM
Alabama Constitution Village | More Info
All ages will delight in visiting the Santa’s house, meeting reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa himself! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa calls home.
Christmas In the Park in Arab
Arab Historic Village | More Info
It’s Opening Night at this annual holiday tradition that features more than 1 million lights and new displays. This historic village transforms into a winter wonderland complete with Santa’s Toy Shop.
Crafts Fairs & Markets
Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
We are all about the #ShopLocal love here at RCM. Hit up these makers & merchants and you’re guaranteed to find some unique gifts!
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Turkey Jump Open Play
Friday from 10AM-3PM or 4-6PM
Pump It Up | More Info
Kids can have a jumping good time during Thanksgiving Break! Parents are always free.
Freedom From Black Friday
Friday from 10AM – 10PM
Rocket City Arcade | More Info
Break free from the crowd on Black Friday with some classic gaming with your friends & family. Enjoy an All-You-Can-Play Arcade Pass at a discount!
Handcrafted Holidays – Make Your Own Ornaments
Saturday at 1:00 PM
Designbyhart Pottery Studio | More Info
Need something special and unique for a family member from the kids? This ornament workshop is PERFECT.
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