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Holiday Magic

Galaxy of Lights  
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Join the tradition of this winter light extravaganza with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays.  November 13 - January 2 

WGalaxy of Lightsalking Nights:
Walking Nights: November 13-16 and 20-24, 5:30-8  Admission: 
Member Adults $6.00, Children (3+) $3.00
Non-Member Adults $7.00, Children (3+) $4.00 


Dog Walking Nights:  November 16 and 23, 5:30-8 Dogs are $1.00 plus adults and children as listed above.
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Galaxy Run Nights: November 30 and December 1
Galaxy of Lights 5K Run 
Monday, November 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sprint through the Garden while enjoying Galaxy of Lights displays twinkling around you! Race begins at 6:30 p.m. Please note: Galaxy of Lights will be closed to the general public.

Galaxy of Lights 3K Holiday Dash
Tuesday, December 1  6:30 - 8 pm
You can run, jog, skip or walk the 1.7 mile trail. Santa will be present handing out candy canes and posing for photos. [ Read more. ]

There will be no driving on November 30 and December 1 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights.

Driving Nights  - Thanksgiving through January 2, 2016
There will be no driving on November 30 and December 1 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. 
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Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice.

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Santa's VIllage
Alabama Constitution Village

Santa Village LogoYoung and young-at-heart will delight in visiting Santa & Mrs. Claus' home, the reindeer in their stable and elves in their toy shop.  Create special memories for you and your family in the village Santa calls home.

November 27 - December 23, 5 - 9 pm

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Christmas Past Homes Tour & Luminaries
Twickenham Historic District

The Twickenham District will be aglow with luminaries, trees & front doors glistening with holiday decorations and carolers strolling along the way. [ Read more.  ]
December 12


Downtown Huntsville - Tinsel Trail

Big Spring International Park

Big Spring International Park

A festive display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville decorated by individuals, non-profits and corporations.  Located in Big Spring Park.  [ You can see a map of the 2015 Tinsel Trail here. ]

 November 27 -  January 4

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Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring International Park

Skating in The ParkGrab your friends, family and skates then head downtown to enjoy outdoor ice skating behind the Museum. Admission charged and  rental skates available.  

November 20 - January 4

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Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas
Burritt on the Mountain 

The star-lit mountain will be mirrored by more than 600 flickering candles, adding to the dreamy, nostalgic feel of Candlelight Christmas. You'll find music everywhere on the Mountain. Cider, cookies and tasty figgie pudding will warm you up. 

December 4 and 5

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Santa Train Ride
North Alabama Railroad Museum 

Ride with Santa, gifts for the children & candy canes for everyone. Take the museum's free walking tour. See historic railroad equipment & the Chase Depot. The train will operate rain or shine. [ Buy Tickets Online ] train ride is a shorter trip 35 minutes

December 5
Time: 10:00, 11:00 am, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm

December 6
Time: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm

December 12
Time: 10:00, 11:00 am, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm 



Join us for our Annual Christmas Parade

Huntsville's 38th Annual Christmas Parade will be Thursday,  December 17 starting at 
6:00 pm. Staging and line up at Lot K on Clinton Avenue. Proceeds left onto Monroe Street, right on Greene Street, left on Williams Avenue and right onto Adams Street.
[ Click here for a map ]

Ornament 1 Holiday Art

 Madison's Annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 12, starting at 5:30 pm. The Parade route will begin at Hughes Road and Plaza Drive and will continue to downtown Madison. 

Revisit holidays past with classic performances such as "The Nutcracker" December 11, 12, 13 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and "A Christmas Carol"   December 4-6 & 10-13 at the Von Braun Center or visit theatres like Merrimack Hall or Renaissance Theatre.

Ornament Holiday ArtSavor a delicious meal with family and friends at one of our area exclusive restaurants. Pause to listen to a children's choir at one of our many shopping centers.


Ornament 3 Holiday ArtVisit area attractions like the U.S. Space & Rocket Center,
Huntsville Museum of Art to tour special exhibitions.




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