*Post updated for 2020.
So your family is coming to spend Christmas break in Huntsville and you’re wondering what on Earth am I going to do with all these people to keep them happy and entertained?
Not to worry. Here’s some great ideas that will have you and your family enjoying Huntsville and each other all break long!
Have a Very Huntsville Holiday
Drive through Huntsville Botanical Garden Galaxy of Lights. They are celebrating 25 years!
Take a free stroll through Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park East and West.
See the Rocket City Christmas Spectacular at Trash Panda's Toyota Field.
Visit Jolly Old St Nick in his Snowglobe with 10 Nights of Santa at EarlyWorks Children's Museum.
- These are the must-do’s that you and the fam should do every year. They’re a Huntsville tradition!
Make sure to save some money with our Holiday Magic Pass!
Chuck a Puck
Huntsville is your No. 1 destination for some great southern hockey action from our professional hockey team, the Huntsville Havoc and collegiate hockey action with the UAH Chargers.
The Havoc will take on Knoxville at home on Saturday, December 26th, 2020. Single-game tickets will go on sale December 5th. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Von Braun Center Box Office or Ticketmaster.com only.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating capacity will be limited to 37%. The Havoc will follow the advice and guidelines provided to us by government agencies and medical experts and we will abide by the restrictions the VBC has in place during the season.
In order to encourage social distancing, seating in the VBC Propst Arena will be sold in ‘Pods.’ Each Pod will include various numbers of seats ranging from a single seat to pods with up to 6 seats. When purchasing tickets in a Pod, the ticket buyer will be required to purchase ALL seats in that Pod. For example, a Pod of four seats can only be sold as four seats. A ticket buyer will not be able to purchase only 2 of the 4 seats in that Pod.
Strike a Holiday Pose!
The larger-than-life lighted reindeer and festive Christmas tree at Bridge Street Town Centre make the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos, whether you're trying to capture the perfect family pose for your Christmas card or brighten up your Instagram. You might even run into St. Nick himself! New in 2020, they are doing a light show most weekend nights. Speaking of Instagram, tag your photos #iHeartHsv!
Sing Along with a Living Christmas Tree Virtually
Photo Credit: Randall Belk (2018)
Virtual Living Christmas Tree - December 17 - 20
This year watch a pre-produced spectacle of sight and sound, with more than 150 singers, a 50-piece orchestra and thousands of lights that will bring a 39-foot Christmas tree to life. Experience this celebration online through television, social media, and livestream. Special guest artists Lisle Gwynn Garrity, Committed, and the North Alabama Dance Center will participate this year.
How do you and your family spend the holidays in Huntsville? Tell us in the comments! And have a merry Huntsville holiday from all of us here at the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau!