Holiday Magic 


Galaxy of Lights  

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Galaxy of Lights

Join the tradition of this winter light extravaganza with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Enjoy the lights in a variety of ways, including Walking Nights, Dog Nights, the Galaxy of Lights 5K and Holiday Dash 3K, and Bike the Lights!

November 23 - December 31 (closed on Thanksgiving and November 26-27 for 5K and 3K Holiday Dash)


Santa's Village 

Historic Huntsville Depot

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 23 - 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.
December 8, 2018


Downtown Huntsville Tinsel Trail

Big Spring International Park

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 23 -  January 2


Skating in the Park

Skating in the Park logoHuntsville 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 16 - January 6


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 figgy pudding will warm you up. 

November 30 and December 1


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.

 December 1
 Time: 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 pm

 December 8
 Time: 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 pm


Join us for our Annual Christmas Parades

Christmas treeHuntsville's Annual Christmas Parade will be Tuesday,  December 4th 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.

ornament Madison's Annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 8, 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 7, 8, and 9 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and "A Christmas Carol" November 30 - December 2 and December 7-9 at the Von Braun Center or visit theatres like Merrimack Hall or Renaissance Theatre.

green ornament Savor a delicious meal with family and friends at one of our area's exclusive restaurants. Pause to listen to a children's choir at one of our many shopping centers.

Holiday ornament Visit area attractions like the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville Museum of Art, and more to tour special exhibitions.




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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Moon Landing Reenactments
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Relive the thrilling mission of Apollo 11 in a reenactment of the moon...

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Oct 22

To celebrate the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will highlight...

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Burritt on the Mountain's Tuesdays @ 2
Oct 22

Join Burritt staff members each Tuesday afternoon at 2 for a special treat...

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