The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau has...
Galaxy of Lights
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Join the tradition of this winter light extravaganza with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. November 11 - December 31
Walking Nights: November 11-14 and 18-22, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Member Adults $6.00, Children (3+) $3.00, Dogs $1.00
Non-Member Adults $7.00, Children (3+) $4.00, Dogs $1.00
Galaxy Run Nights: November 28 and 29
Galaxy of Lights 5K Run
Monday, November 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprint through the Garden while enjoying Galaxy of Lights displays twinkling around you! Race begins at 6:30 p.m. Due to the construction of the new visitors center this years course will not be certified.
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Galaxy of Lights 3K Holiday Dash
Tuesday, November 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
You can run, jog, skip or walk the 1.8 mile trail. The run will not be timed but will be full of great light displays, fun holiday music and prizes from our many generous sponsors. [ Read more. ]
Driving Nights - Thanksgiving through December 31, 2016
Get details on pricing & admission here.
Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. Please have cash or a check for admission!
Alabama Constitution Village
Young and young-at-heart will delight in visiting Santa & Mrs. Claus's 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 25 - December 23, 5 - 9 pm
Spirit of 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. ]
Downtown Huntsville - Tinsel Trail
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.
November 25 - TBD
Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring International Park
Grab your friends, family and skates then head downtown to enjoy outdoor ice skating behind the Museum. Admission charged and rental skates available.
November 18 - January 3
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 2 and 3
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 ]
Time: 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 pm
Time: 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Christmas Parades
Huntsville's Annual Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 1st 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.
Madison's Annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 10, starting at 5:30 pm. The Parade route will begin at Hughes Road and Plaza Drive and will continue to downtown Madison.
Catch a Show, Enjoy a Meal, and More...
Revisit holidays past with classic performances such as "The Nutcracker" December 9, 10, 11 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and "A Christmas Carol" December 2-4 and 9-11 at the Von Braun Center or visit theatres like Merrimack Hall or Renaissance Theatre.