Weekend Roundup December 1-3

The holiday season is in full swing here in the Tennessee Valley – for the first time in forever I actually have my tree up before December 1st! (#holla) There’s so much going on this weekend that it’s hard to know where to start. So strap in, take notes, and down a shot of eggnog… it’s time for the first Huntsville Weekend Roundup in December 2017!

Be sure to 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!

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

Free & Cheap


Santa’s Village

Now – Dec. 23rd
Cost: $5
Alabama Constitution Village | More Info

All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa!

Charity Community Rummage Sale

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
The ARTery | More Info

Lots of collectables, furniture, household items, Christmas & home décor, clothes, electronics, and more can be found at this rummage sale for a good cause.

#ShopLocal at These Markets

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE

  • Holiday NEACA Craft Show – Find unique gifts from over 150 local crafters – there’s a reason why this annual craft show has been around for over 40 years in Huntsville.
  • Vintage Market Days – three-day event held several times a year in various communities.
  • Advent Market – Shop to support a great cause.
  • Simply Christmas – Creativity comes to the mountain at this popular annual artisan gift bazaar.
  • Sparkman Holiday Bazaar – Shop at this community flea market, craft, and vendor show. Santa sure will!
  • Yule Y’all Market – It’s the merriest time of year at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment!

Date Night With Mom

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Harrison Brothers Hardware | More Info

Hot cocoa and cookies will be served at this book signing event with a local mom and her son as they read from their book, Date Night With Mom.

Christmas Magic in Madison

Friday at 6:00 PM
Downtown Madison | More Info

Madison gets magical this weekend as Christmas Card Lane opens and decorated trees from the community light up Main Street.

Make a Gingerbread House

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, registration required
Home Depot | More Info

You and the kids can make a wooden gingerbread house for the holidays. Save your spot – these fill up fast!

Storytime & a Craft

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
SCHOOLCRAFT | More Info

Read the book, The Knights Before Christmas, make a Christmas ornaments, and play around with… a CATAPULT!

Meet SUPER Santa

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
The Deep Comics & Games | More Info

Come see Super Santa and all his super helpers and have your picture made for FREE!

Saturday with Santa

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Five Points Chiropractic | More Info

Come visit Santa and his elves and get a free photo with Santa! Cookies, cocoa, & giveaways are part of the fun.

Christmas Fest

Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
First Christian Church | More Info

Your family will enjoy hands-on crafts, free pictures with Santa, finger food, a live reading of the Christmas Story, and carols.

Christmas Village in New Market

Saturday from Noon – 5PM
Cost: $5, kids 3 and under FREE
Sharon Johnston Park | More Info

Pioneer Village turns into a Christmas Village with photos with Santa, DIY an ornaments, sugar cookies decorating and carriage rides.

Holidays in the Valley Benefit Concert

Saturday from 4-6 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Trinity United Methodist Church | More Info

From classical music to country to R&B, there is something for everyone at this benefit concert – there’s even a magician!

Holiday COncert

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Randolph School | More Info

The Huntsville Youth Orchestra performs a selection of light pops and holiday music at their annual recital & concert.

Rocket City Tuba Christmas

Sunday at 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Covenant Presbyterian Church | More Info

Tubas around the world (and here in Huntsville) will be heard playing the rich, brass tones of holiday music at this 20th annual event.

Worth the Money


Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights

Now – Dec. 31st
Cost: $25 per car
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Galaxy of Lights is an award-winning holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Put it on your Must List.

A Christmas Carol Opens

Friday-Sunday
Cost: Adults $20 Children $15
VBC Playhouse | More Info

This Huntsville Holiday tradition performed by Fantasy Playhouse is back with a fresh interpretation of the Dickens’ classic!

Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $2-12
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

The star-lit mountain will be mirrored by more than 600 candles, music will be heard throughout the mansion and the park, and treats served to the children.

The Nutcracker: A Yuletide Ballet

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $14-20
Lee High Main Stage Theater | More Info

Bring your whole family to enjoy a classic retelling of the Nutcracker Story by Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre. You wont want to miss this holiday tradition!

Mr. Grumpy’s Toy Shop

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $8-12
Academy Children’s Theatre | More Info

The holiday hit for all ages is a fun, festive, music extravaganza highlighting the spirit of the season with a heartwarming story of love and joy.

Peace On Earth: A Holiday Spectacular

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $10
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

UA Huntsville’s 5th annual celebration of the arts is headlined by American Idol winner and Alabama native Ruben Studdard!

A Huntsville Community Chorus Christmas

Saturday at 3:00 PM
Cost: Adults $17, kids 12 and under FREE
First Baptist Church | More Info

This annual holiday concert featuring the Children’s and Youth Chorales and the adult Symphonic Chorus promises to be a very special holiday matinee for all!

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