Weekend Roundup November 4-6

It’s a much quieter weekend in Huntsville, but we think it’s definitely the quiet before the holiday storm. Speaking of holidays…

Get out your schedules and start mapping them out – our annual Holiday Happenings Guide is ready for you to peruse!

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Thanks to Covenant Classical Schools for making this year’s guide possible!

Free & Cheap


Under the Christmas Tree

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $5-8 to shop | kids under 18 free
VBC South Hall | More Info

THE shopping event of the season – you can buy for family, friends, teachers, pets, and the mailman! In addition to all kinds of Christmas decorating ideas and more than 100 specialty merchants from 9 states, the 32nd Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market will include Breakfast with Santa, Photos with Santa, holiday art activities, gingerbread decorating parties, Elf University, and even a special Harry Potter Christmas event! (Special events have an additional fee.)


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Local Fall Festivals

Friday – Saturday
Cost: FREE

School Fall Fests were one of my favorite things as a kid and there are still a few happening this weekend!

Build a Toy Helicopter

Saturday from 9-Noon
Cost: FREE, online RSVP required
Home Depot | More Info

You can help make a toy helicopter with your kid – a great project to prepare for Veteran’s Day! These hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5-12 and include a Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Tree Planting Festival

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
John Hunt Park | More Info

Come get a free tree to plant at your home and help Operation Green Team plant a tree in John Hunt Park. They’ll have some fun learning activities for children as well as free popcorn, cotton candy and hot chocolate.


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Free Play Basketball

Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Showers Rec Center | More Info

Have fun with other kids your age and your parent/guardian! For kids ages 12 and under. Enjoy basketball free play with the whole family – no membership needed.

Worth the Money


Fall Color Train Ride

Saturday at 10 AM and 1 PM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

The Mercury & Chase Railroad has track that winds in and out of beautiful North Alabama scenery. Make sure your cameras are ready – you don’t want to miss the colors from their large, picture windows! Still not sure? Read our Parent Review.


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Shop ‘Til You Drop

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
Various locations below

The theme this weekend is definitely all about shopping. Get a jump on the gift-giving season and hit up one of these local markets.

Nutcracker Tea

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $10
Alabama Youth Ballet Studios | More Info

Make a keepsake craft, meet Nutcrackers dancers, and hear the story of The Nutcracker at this Mommy & Me Nutcracker Tea. The tea party will conclude with a mini presentation of show excerpts performed by members of the Alabama Youth Ballet. This is a great event if you have a little one that loves ballet, but might not be ready to sit through an entire show.

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