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Weekend Roundup November 11-13

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Weekend Roundup November 11-13

Huntsville weekend

What a week! If you’re looking for some rest and quality time with your family, our Weekend Roundup is the place for you to find something fun to do in Huntsville that the kids will love. It’s kind of what we do best.

Please note what you see below isn’t all that’s happening – there are even more things happening listed in our full Event Calendar. And we compiled a separate list of ways to celebrate Veterans Day in Huntsville with kids this Friday.

Click for Holiday Fun!

Finally, I KNOW. I know. I know you’re probably not ready to be talking about Christmas and holiday things. It’s still shorts weather out there! But if you can push past that and embrace the iced peppermint mocha, you might be able to enjoy our annual Holiday Happenings Guide we worked so hard to create just for you. And then you might be able to enter to win something awesome during our 12 Days of Giveaways happening now through December 9th.

Free & Cheap

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Host of Christmas Past

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE, some added events have fees
Downtown Fayetville | More Info

Usually one of the first holiday events of the season, the small town of Fayetteville comes alive with this traditional event. This friendly small town offers free parking, great food, carriage rides, homemade snow, high tea, and nonstop entertainment. Of course, Santa will be present!

Free Day at Space & Rocket Center for Vets

Friday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE for Veterans
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Not only do active or retired military members with I.D. get into the USSRC free today, but their kids receive a 10% discount when they register to attend Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® Camp or Space Camp Robotics programs.


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Bridge Street Lights Up Friday from 6-8 PM

Cost: FREE
Bridge Street Town Center | More Info

Bridge Street Town Centre will light up like a winter wonderland to welcome Santa. The evening’s merriment features school choirs, strolling Victorian carolers and a special salute to the five branches of the military on this Veterans Day. The lighting of the 45-foot-tall Christmas tree is followed by a spectacular fireworks show from the lake choreographed to music.

Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights

Friday – Monday
Cost: $3-7
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Now’s your chance to stroll through the Garden and see the Galaxy of Lights close up! All sorts of wheels welcome – strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons can all navigate the path that winds through the light display. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit Santa and kick off the season!

Pajama Party with Santa

Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Parkway Place Mall | More Info

There will be cookies and milk, carolers from a Christmas Carol, face painters from the Fantasy Playhouse, Pillow cases specially pressed by local company Green Pea Press, Huntsville Havoc mascots, Chick-fil-a giveaways, Mice from the Nutcracker, and Santa will make his GRAND ENTRANCE with a special reading of a book!

Weekend Family Storytime

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

For every working parent who hates to miss library storytime during the weekday mornings, we can’t recommend this story hour with Ms. Theresa enough! Spend a fun morning choosing books and crafting with your kiddo every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

Worth the Money

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See a Show

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $16-20

There are a couple of great shows by local theater groups this weekend. Want to jump right into the holidays? This is a great way to do it.

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Saturday Scientist Workshop

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: $15-23
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

We love these kid-friendly STEM workshops for ages 6-9, and there are several to explore! If your little scientist loves hands-on experiments, this is where you should spend your morning. Read our review before you go.


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Parent’s Night Out at the YMCA

Saturday from 6-10 PM
Cost: $10, pre-registration needed
Various locations | More Info

Four hours of fun, games and a pizza dinner for children ages 4-1. You get a Date Night, and so do the kids. It’s a win-win! My kids love PNO at the Y and spots fill quickly, so get on that pre-registration!

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Not necessarily a rousing time for kids, but parents will revel in these deals!

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