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!

Tinsel Trail

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.

Galaxy of Lights

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 from 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.

Santa's Village's Nights of Santa

Huntsville Earlyworks Santa's Village Santa

 One of Huntsville's favorite holiday traditions, Santa's Village, has turned into EarlyWorks Children's Museum's Night's of Santa. Dates for 2021 will be announced soon, but each night starting at 5:00 p.m., guests can see Santa's magic wonderland and even the head elf himself. Tickets must be purchased in advance those over 1-year-old.

Rocket City Christmas Light Show

Trash Panda 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, 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. 

Trash Panda 2020

Skating in the Park

Skating in the Park at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama via iHeartHsv.com

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!

Don't forget that you can always save money with our Holiday Magic Pass. We keep an up to date event calendar for all things related to winter, holidays, and more online at huntsville.org/events.

Letters to Santa Earlyworks Santa's Village 2019




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