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Win Tickets to the Santa Train

Win Tickets to the Santa Train

This one is sure to be a little train lover’s dream! You can read our full review here, but it needs to be said what a magical holiday event this can be. The good people at the North AL Railroad Museum make it special for families, and Santa even gives each child a special gift. It’s a great opportunity for parents, grandparents, or a special Auntie to take the kids on a fun outing and get some great photos.

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How To Win Santa Train Tickets

The North Alabama Railroad Museum is giving away a family 4-pack of First Class tickets (2 adults, 2 children) for Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite part of our Holiday Guide – we want to know what’s the most useful to you! We’ll draw a winner Wednesday morning, November 18th.


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To Buy Santa Train Tickets

Don’t want to wait? You can buy Santa Train tickets for any of the following dates & times. But hurry – these DO sell out quickly!


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  • Saturday, December 5th: 10, 11 A.M., 1, 2, 3 P.M.
  • Sunday, December 6th: 1, 2, 3 P.M.

Link to buy tickets online here.


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  • We love the Holiday Lights, parades and more section. We love just going and seeing the lights for Christmas and you have shown us places we have never ventured too. Thank you.

  • We love the neighborhood light display section of the Holiday Guide!! Thanks!

  • The Holiday Lights Section! Thanks for keeping us informed of things to do and places to go during the Christmas season!

  • The neighborhood light guide!!! Also all the times/dates of the events help us to keep up!

  • My favorite thing is how on one website I can see all the fun things my family can do together for the holidays. It makes it so much easier to plan our holidays!

  • We love Rocket City Mom’s Holiday guide! We moved here in July of 2015 and we constantly refer to RCM for the events and activities here. When I learned about the Holiday guide I freaked out! Haha. Knowing all the fun holiday activities here, makes us feel at home for the Holidays πŸ™‚ We have plans to go to as many as possible! Thank you RCM!

  • We just moved here and the Holiday guide has been so helpful for us in setting new traditions and finding fun ways to celebrate the holidays:)

  • I appreciate the holiday happening guide and neighborhood light display guide.

  • I liked the parade and holiday light guide. I’ll be checking back for the best lighted. neighborhood.

  • We love having one place to go to for all the events, times, website links, and reviews. It helps in planning fun outings for our family and gives us new ideas for celebrating the holidays. Thanks for all you do! PS the giveaways aren’t bad either! πŸ˜‰

  • My favorite part of the guide is toss-up. We love the activities for the whole family. It gives us great ideas of things to do that our child, and visiting family will enjoy together.

    The volunteering and giving opportunities is up there as well. It is great to be able to give back, help-out, and instill these virtues with our child and have her grow up helping others.

  • Love the holiday lights and parades section. SO easy to plan activities for the family… Thank you for the work you put into this to make life easier on us working moms (and all moms!)! πŸ˜‰

  • I love the holiday lights section. Also the activities listed are always family favorites.

  • We would love to win tickets to go on the Santa train ride. I have never be on a train but have always wanted to do that. It will mean so much to win…Thanks so much. I have found a lot of useful information in holiday guide…glad it all in one place.

  • I love everything about this guide to fun! Without it we would be lost and would have missed out on so much! I love surprising my children with fun activities I get on here! Thank y’all so much!

  • I love the santa sightings. My 5-year-old can’t get enough (my 1.5 year old is terrified, unfortunately, but she will come around!)

  • Everything about the Holiday Guide is useful!! I love being able to go to one website to find out what’s going on around town for the holidays.

  • I love the holiday parades and tree lightings section and the holiday activities guide. I am always looking for fun things to do with the grandkids to enjoy the season and I can find it all right here!

  • I have heard so many delightful and exciting stories from friends who have visited Huntsville’s Christmas activities. I would love to go and experience it with my children so we can start our own chritstmas memories at the Santa Train in the rocket city.

  • This is our 2nd Christmas here. Last year we were learning the area. This guide helps us to know where to go for fun activities in the Huntsville area. RCM is so useful to new people in the area! I love your site.

  • My family (husband, 4 year old girl, 11 month boy) moved to Huntsville this July. We had never even visited this region and were clueless about what to do, where to do it, and when things happened. I speak honestly when I say that I have used your site EVERY WEEK to find out what is going on. I’ve also communicated via twitter with your team to get specific info! This has helped us become part of the community! We are so looking forward to doing lot’s of fun things over the festive season. With many things to choose I’d say my most favorite part of the Holiday guide is the fact that it is set up so I can share things I find easily with my husband so we can jointly review and plan. Also of course; my daughter loves trains and santa so we would love to win tickets for the Santa train πŸ˜€

  • Love all of it! Especially the holiday activities section for the whole family. We love keeping with our annual traditions and making new memories! Thank you!

  • The holiday guide is so well laid out it is hard to choose one part I like best. I refer to it for all of our Christmas activities. My daughter absolutely loves looking at Christmas lights so if I had to pick one it would be the Neighborhood and Holidays lights section.

  • My friends always ask me how I find out about fun things to do with my son. I always say I wouldn’t have a clue without Rocket City Mom. I love getting the weekend round up email and I love the Holiday activities. I also love you add surrounding areas activities too.

  • I love everything about the Holiday Guide. This website is so useful for a family on a budget looking for fun things to do all year, but it’s super helpful during the Holidays! Thanks RCM for all you do!!!

  • Love the holiday activity, info section. Neighborhood light displays is a great way to find the best displays.

  • My favorite part of the holiday guide is the light section. My toddlers will really be able to enjoy the lights this year for the first time! I hope to be able to take the boys on the train to see Santa this year!

  • I love your posts about inexpensive and free things to do during the holiday season. We have always enjoyed being able to make the most of holiday fun without breaking the bank. Thank you for all your hard work!

  • The activity calendar is fantastic! Easy one-stop to find all the fun things going on around the area!
    Thank you!

  • My absolute favorite is the neighborhood light guide. And I cannot wait to put it to use this year! The entire holiday guide is amazing though and we use every section to plan our Christmas season.

  • Bridgestreet tree lighting, even though we almost missed it this year!!

  • My two boys and I love everything Christmas, the lights, the magic, the spirit, and giving. Your holiday guide allows us to find everything to do in one place. As a whole family we love seeing all the lights and displays, especially The Living Christmas Tree and Galaxy of Lights. The boys love all the ways to get in touch with Santa, of course. Thank you for organizing holiday chaos! Merry Christmas!

  • My favorite part of the holiday guide is a one stop place to find all the Santa sightings!

  • I love that I can find all kinds of things to do all in one place. And there are things to do on all kinds of budgets.

  • Love knowing whats going on for the holidays and we love seeing all the lights around the area. And my kids are absolutely in love with anything Christmas! ☺

  • My favorite parts are holiday activities for whole family, Santa sightings, and I’ll want to see best neighborhood light displays

  • I love the neighborhood lights guide. We saw some great neighborhood light displays last year.

  • It’s nice to have all the info on the kid and family fun events in one place and it’s kept up to date!

  • Our favorite part is the neighborhood lights guide. My little one loves looking at all the lights and this is a great help! He loves trains and would love to ride the Santa Train!

  • We love the holiday lights display, holiday crafts, and all of the Santa sightings. ?

  • I love the holidays and spending time with the children making the most out of this time a year. Rocket city mom is my go to for all the fun events and activities here in huntsville madison..thanks

  • We like the weekend roundup so we can find fun affordable activities to do as a family!

  • Love the holiday lights section because my kids love for us to drive around at night and find Christmas lights!

  • We love the neighborhood light display section. We love to drive around and look at christmas lights πŸ™‚

  • the activity calendar help us plan our weekend of fun and adventure. Love the holiday lights!

  • Everything about the holiday guide is wonderful! We are making the neighborhoods lights guide a new tradition this year

  • I’m new to this experience. Been looking for activities around that the kids would love to engage in, so I was directed to this site. I’m looking forward to enjoying everything it has to offer when I’m done with school in a few weeks??

  • We love the music and pageants section! Love seeing what plays and concerts are coming up! We try to see them all!!!

  • My favorite part of the guide is how you categorize everything. It’s so easy to find parades and other events going on. Thanks for all you do!

  • Your holiday lights section is great, so is everything else. Thanks for all you do.

  • I love the entire Holiday guide but especially enjoy the holiday activities for families. Thanks for making it easier to create special memories.

  • The holiday guide is a wonderful reminder of all the spectacular activities that go on in the Rocket City. It takes the stress out of the holidays and makes one less thing I have to remember. Thank you for all your hard work.

  • We love everything, but the neighborhood lights section is our favorite!

  • We love the neighborhood lights and activities sections. Such a great resource to find things to do and places to go during the holidays!

  • We love that everything we want to know is available on your site. We love how easy it is to find information.

  • We love the neighborhood lights section! Driving around to see the lights is one of my favorite parts of the season.

  • I love the craft fair section! We love buying local gifts! Our town in amazing and it’s great to meet people here doing what they love!

  • I love the variety and reviews. I am still new to the area so I don’t know all of the places and things I can take my kids to. It’s especially helpful since I need to keep my tree year old son busy. He has been begging to ride a train so I will definitely have to take him to this.

  • We love the holiday lights and the parade info! Thank you rocket city mom!

  • The go to place for all i need to know about the best parades, when the Galaxy of Lights walking nights are, & all things Santa. I also found out about the Thornhill Christmas Tree Farm from it, thank you!

  • My favorite part is the Santa Sightings! My son is getting to the “non believer” age & I want him to believe a little longer… I love you guys! This is my go to resource for fun stuff to do! Thank you for your hard work!

  • I love how your website puts all the Holiday Information into one place! I’ve lived in Huntsville my whole life and I’m always amazed and excited that I can still find new things for my family to do by reading your site. Keep up the good job!!

  • It is my go-to guide for holiday family activity planning! In fact, your website in general is where I look for family activities, places to eat with my family, as well as kids camps and activities….and so much more! It is such an outstanding resource for parents in Hsv area. I regularly share and recommend your website with friends and folks that are new to the area.

  • I love that I can always count on your website to steer me to a fun activity every time for my kids. When I feel this winter,rainy weather let us down,you guys come around and save our day and give us something fun to do! πŸ™‚ thank you so much!

  • This is a wonderful website! I’ve gotten information about many different options for my son to do. Such as mind gear labs, musicology, the little gym of Huntsville, ect. He’s very active and growing so fast, so I like to look up different things he can experience and learn. I got a ton of options on this website and a lot of information. The reviews are also very helpful too. The only thing missing are prices for some things, but you can always email or just call to get that information.

  • We moved here in late March and I’ve refereed to the spring,summer, and fall guides. The holiday guide is GREAT! I love finding out where all the lights are being displayed and holiday festivities.

  • The guide is very useful to understand what events would fit better into a child’s schedule that are geared to what age group. Great guide and so helpful. We love our traditio of supper with Santa.

  • Apparently I need to check out the neighborhood light guide, but being new here I love that I can come here to find details on all free, family Christmas events in the area. Thanks!

  • I’m excited for when the “best neighborhood light displays” link is active! My kids love Christmas lights, so this will be a fun & easy way for us to know exactly where to go to see the great ones in our area!! Thank you sooooo much!!!

  • I can’t wait for the neighborhood holiday light guide! We Love Christmas lights!! We’re new to the area so it’ll be great to know where all the good places are!

  • I love all that you offer on your site. Living in Marshall County, we can always find something wonderful to do in Huntsville/Madison County on the weekend. Thursday morning I always check your site to plan a family friendly budget activity that my entire family will enjoy over the weekend. My kids ages range from 5 to 14 years of age, and your site offer something for my entire family. Thank you for all you do.

  • We like to see where all the neighborhood light displays are. I like getting ideas for all the Holiday Events around Huntsville.

  • Favorite part of the Holiday guide is having it at your fingertips! With Thanksgiving/Christmas months, you want to make as many memories with your children as possible and being able to access so many links with events, helps a mom out! They are only little once!

  • We love knowing that we can always pull up the guide and find something fun to do on any particular day! Looking forward to the Christmas light section!

  • I love the holiday guide as it helps us make plans to do new family outings and experience things we may not have been aware of happening.

  • I like the Santa sightings and the activities because I’m always trying to find something different for the boys to experience and enjoy each yeat

  • I love the (soon to come) neighborhood lights section. One of my favorite memories as a kid is driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. These days it seems like not as many people decorate, so knowing where to take our boys so they can experience the same joy will be great!

  • I love that there are endless resources to everything in our community in one place! As a new “transplant” to the area it’s so nice to be able to go to one place to find everything I’ll need to know!

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    my son loves trains and we have never been able to take him to his. we would love to win the tickets and go. thank you

  • I love the neighborhood lights section! Such a great idea to make a list of where to go to see holiday lights! It is a family tradition of ours to go at least one night and drive around seeing lights πŸ™‚

  • The Weekend Roundup is where it’s at! I can see everything I need in one place rather than hunt and peck for something to do on our weekends.

  • I love that I can come to this site and find an accurate listing of events. Especially holiday events that’s affordable to do with not only my lil one, but also for the family. The Santa train is coming up and my lil one LOVES trains. Hoping to be aboard.

  • I love it all. The lights sections and the activities sections is great. It’s so good to have this wonderful resource for planning and just all the information in general. It really does offer something for everyone!!

  • Love the list of local events that I can look through and pick what works for my families ages and schedule.

  • I love the whole thing…how it’s a one-stop-shop for all things in the area for the Holidays!! I know I can go there to find something to do with my toddler πŸ™‚

  • I love the holiday activities for the family section. I can find a variety of activities that each of my family members can enjoy. This whole site is a wonderful resource. Thank you.

  • We have lived in Huntsville all of our lives and have yet to experience a train ride with Santa. I know my seven year old is already excited about the Christmas holiday and this would just tickle her. And me as well I am sure.

  • It is so helpful to have events listed in one place.It makes it much easier to plan outings with family and friends!

  • Having a Holiday Guide accessible at your fingertips to review activities for your family in one place is great! I appreciate it along with the weekend round ups…it has made planning activities with my children so much easier!!!

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