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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

Trash Panda Christmas Spectacular

Drive through Huntsville Botanical Garden Galaxy of Lights. In 2020, Galaxy was voted #2 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Take a free stroll through Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park East and West.

Go ice skating in the park at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

See the Rocket City Christmas Light Show at Trash Panda's Toyota Field.

Visit Jolly Old St Nick in his Snowglobe with 10 Nights of Santa at EarlyWorks Children's Museum.

Hope on a train at the North Alabama Railroad Museum for a Santa Train Ride.

- 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 Havoc Masks

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. On Friday December 17th, join the Havoc and rock your ugliest Christmas sweater for their costume contest! Fans in the nice sections will win special Christmas giveaways! The next night on December 18th, A holiday classic comes to the Von Braun Center as Charlie Brown and friends come to celebrate the wonders of Christmas!

Strike a Holiday Pose!

Huntsville Bridge Street Tree 2018

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 

Living Christmas Tree
Photo Credit: Randall Belk (2018)

Living Christmas Tree 

The Living Christmas Tree returns in person this year! The 2021 tree will feature the musical group Act of Congress and the Adonai School of Ballet, as well as a tree of singers and a full orchestra. The tree performances are Thursday, December 16 - Sunday, December 19 with two performances on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket to enter.  They will be available to order online beginning at 8am on Monday, November 29.​

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!