If you are looking to get that festive feeling stirred up? Huntsville has plenty of day and nighttime holiday events to make even a Scrooge get a little holiday cheer. Huntsville was recently named one of best Christmas towns in America. These are events that happen the entire holiday season!
Free, outdoors, and socially distant, explore both sides of Big Spring Park starting on November 27, The Tinsel Trail returns with an annual display of 300 live Christmas trees decorated by local business, groups and families. Whether you like odd and unique or traditional, white lights or colored, there are plenty of trees to enjoy as you meander around the park. Lit daily from dusk to midnight, the trees will be up until January 3.
If you love holiday lights and can’t get enough, the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s 25th annual Galaxy of Lights display is up November 13 through January 2. With more than 200 displays and 2.5 miles, it is open 5:15 p,m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $25 - $30 per passenger car and be sure to order your tickets online. Learn more insider tips here.
One of Huntsville's favorite holiday traditions, Santa's Village, is turning into Ten Nights of Santa inside the EarlyWorks Children's Museum. Starting December 13 - 23 each night at 5:00 p.m., guests can see Santa's magic wonderland and even the head elf himself. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 for those over 1-year-old.
Rocket City Christmas Spectacular
Drive through the magical “Santa’s Mountain” themed light show around Toyota Field to experience a spectacular synchronization of music and lights. Tickets can be purchased online in advance here, or on the day of the event – credit cards and mobile pay are encouraged. In addition, you can park and enter the winter wonderland within the stadium at no additional cost. Inside the ballpark will feature numerous holiday activities for all ages, including hot chocolate stations, cookie decorating, s’mores making, character visits, shopping, and more! The winter wonderland will be open during all Christmas Spectacular hours. Learn More.
Next to the Huntsville Museum of Art and a quick stroll away from the Tinsel Trail, you can skate on real ice outdoors each evening from November 20 until January 10. There are some special day time hours as well. Check the Huntsville Museum of Art web site for all the details and pricing. Don’t have skates? No problem, they have you covered.
Holiday Magic Pass!