Thanksgiving Weekend Roundup

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.

Big thanks to the Galaxy of Lights for supporting this year’s Guide!

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!

Free & Cheap Events


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!


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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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: $5
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.


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Christmas In the Park in Arab

Friday
Cost: FREE
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
Various locations

We are all about the #ShopLocal love here at RCM. Hit up these makers & merchants and you’re guaranteed to find some unique gifts!

Worth the Money


Turkey Jump Open Play

Friday from 10AM-3PM or 4-6PM
Cost: $10
Pump It Up | More Info

Kids can have a jumping good time during Thanksgiving Break! Parents are always free.


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Freedom From Black Friday

Friday from 10AM – 10PM
Cost: $8
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
Cost: $35
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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