25 Things to Do This Christmas in Huntsville & North Alabama

Christmas in Huntsville and the holiday season comes around just once a year, and parents everywhere are looking for ways to make lasting memories with their kids and families. Behold – our annual Must List includes 25 ways to do just that!

How many can you check off before the end of 2018?

  1. Drive through the most spectacular light show in the Southeast.
  2. Hunt for Santa across Huntsville & North Alabama.
  3. Decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus in her NEW kitchen at Santa’s Village.
  4. Discover that giving is better than receiving.
  5. Pretend you’re at “Rocketfeller Center” and go Skating in Big Spring Park.
  6. Then pick out your favorite tree at the Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park.
  7. Or channel your inner Griswold and cut down a tree at a local Christmas tree farm.
  8. Lift your voice and sing along (or just listen) at a Christmas holiday concert.
  9. Help haunt Scrooge at “A Christmas Carol“.
  10. Get your Fort Battle on at this one-of-a-kind retro arcade.
  11. Sword-fight the Rat King via The Nutcracker performances here and here.
  12. Paint your Patronus with your teen.
  13. Write a letter to Santa – and get one back!
  14. Experience a real Candlelight Christmas on the mountaintop then hang with the hilarious Sander’s Family.
  15. Bask in the glory of a Living Christmas Tree – this year with special guests!
  16. Find the perfect gift at a local holiday market then DON’T cook dinner.
  17. Frolic in the snow every day at the Festival of Trees in Gadsden.
  18. Make a sparkly sequined snow globe ornament with your kids… or maybe this tree kids are allowed to play with.
  19. Everybody loves a Christmas parade – there are 13!
  20. Watch your favorite super heroes soar through the arena at the VBC.
  21. Stroll through the North Pole in downtown Athens.
  22. See a giant Christmas tree come to life and sing!
  23. Take a stroll down Madison’s Christmas Card Lane.
  24. Jump your jingles out during the school break.
  25. Download the Explore Huntsville app for more holiday fun on the go!


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