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Holiday Magic 

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Galaxy of Lights  

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Galaxy of Lights - Kadie Pangburn

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!

Walking Nights: November 15 -18 & 21- 26 (5:30- 8:00 pm)
Driving Nights: November 29 - January 4 (5:30- 9:00 pm) *closed on December 2-3 for 5K and 3K Holiday Dash


Galaxy of Lights 5k: December 2 (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Galaxy of Lights 3k Fun Run: December 3 (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Galaxy of Lights Dog Nights: November 18 and 25 (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Bike the Lights: November 19 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)


Santa's Village 

Historic Huntsville Depot

Santa's Village - Depot - Kadie Pangburn

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 29 - December 23 (5:00- 8:00 pm nightly)


Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour & Luminaries

Twickenham Historic District

Spirit of Christmas Past - Luminaries Tour

The Twickenham District will be aglow with luminaries, trees & front doors glistening with holiday decorations. Harrison Brothers Hardware will offer extended hours with an open house throughout the evening.
December 14


Downtown Huntsville Tinsel Trail

Big Spring International Park

Tinsel Trail - Kadie Pangburn

A festive display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville decorated by individuals, non-profits and corporations.  Located in Big Spring Park. 

Opens November 29


Skating in the Park

Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring International Park

Skating in the Park - Kadie Pangburn

Grab your friends, family and skates then head downtown to enjoy outdoor ice skating behind the Museum. Admission charged and  rental skates available.  

November 15 - January 12


Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas

Burritt on the Mountain 

Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas

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. 

December 6 and 7 (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Burritt's Holiday Magic Dinners: December 12-14

Enjoy a holiday dinner in the upscale atmosphere of the Burritt Mansion or the family style warmth of the cabins in the Historic Park.


Christkindlmarket Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville Historic Square


Voted the #1 Christmas Market in Alabama, this German-inspired Christmas Market has been extended to be a weekend-long family event, from Friday, Dec. 6th to Sunday, Dec. 8th. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend as you take in the scents, sights, and sounds of a Bavarian Christmas.

Christkindmarket Huntsville will feature over 50 local, and regional, Christmas craft vendors. German street food, specialty holiday drinks at one of the shops around the square and daily live entertainment.

December 6-8

Friday and Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Santa Train Ride

North Alabama Railroad Museum 

Santa Train Ride

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 2
 Time: 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 pm

 December 9
 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 3rd 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 14, 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...

Huntsville Ballet Nutcracker

Revisit holidays past with classic performances such as "The Nutcracker" December 13-15 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and "A Christmas Carol"  December 6-8 and 13-15 at the Von Braun Center or visit local theatre, Merrimack Hall. Shop until drop at Lowe Mill A&E's Yule Y'all Christmas Market on December 7.

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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