In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Christmas Pictures with Santa

Say cheese..or rather, say eggnog and cookies because the man himself, “Santa” will be posing for the cameras with you and sometimes with your furry best friends too! Your Christmas photo album isn’t complete without big Santa grins and elf hats.

9th Annual Tree Lighting, Games, Crafts and Santa's Visit at Providence

Games, activities and pictures with Santa free with a new unwrapped toy for Toys-for-Tots. Our Village of Providence businesses will have crafts and game tents set up for your enjoyment.
Event starts at 4:00 p.m. Santa arrives at 4:00 p.m. Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.
Help bring Christmas to local children in need. Drop a new unwrapped toy off at any participating Village of Providence business before Wednesday, December 7th. Or bring a toy with you when you come to see Santa. If you bring a toy to the event you can receive a discount coupon good at participating Village businesses.
No outside food or drink at this event. Please visit one of our local restaurants for all your food and beverage needs.
Date: November 23, 4-7pm
No admission charge
The Village of Providence
7 Town Center Dr
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Santa’s Wonderland comes to Cabelas

Featuring free photos with Santa, this holiday season Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will provide more than one million free 4×6 studio-quality photos.
Beginning with Santa’s arrival on November 10 through Christmas Eve, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s transforms its retail locations into festive Christmas villages and provides free photos with Santa and free family activities with crafts, games and holiday magic for the entire family.

Date: November 10th  at 5pm
November 11 thru December 1st, weekdays, 5-8pm, Saturdays 10am-8pm, Sundays 12n-5pm
November 22, 10-5pm
November 23, 10-8pm
December 2-23, weekdays and Saturdays 10-8pm, Sundays 10-5pm
December 24, 10-5pm
No fee for photos


Cabela’s Huntsville Location
7090 Cabela Dr, Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 517-7200

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Santa Paws

Bring in your pets for a very special photo with St. Nick! Pictures with Santa and pets are from 6-9pm on the lower level in center court at the Hyde Homes Santa set. We can’t wait to see all the priceless pet photos with families.
Date: November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 6-9pm

Parkway Place Mall
2801 Memorial Pky SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Santa at Bridgestreet

Santa is back at Bridge Street Town Centre! Visit our website for a full list of days and times.
Date: November 13 thru December 24th various dates and times. Visit Website for details.
Bridge Street Town Center
365 The Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Santa Land

Join Santa, Mrs, Claus, The Grinch, Frosty and Rudolph as we kick off Santa Land’s 2018 Season! Join us at 6:00pm for Lights, Holiday Music, Photos with Santa and Cookie Decorating and be sure to see Comet the singing reindeer New for 2018! Something for young and old alike as Santa Welcomes you into his Castle with over 100 decorated trees inside and thousands of lights outside!
The first 50 people Friday night recieved a special gift to take home! Come make us apart of your Christmas Holiday!
***** Be sure to invite your friends and ask them to invite their friends and share our event for your chance at a $100.00 Walmart Gift Card!
Date: November 16, 6pm thru Christmas Eve (end date varies each year, check back)
Adults- $10.00 Kids- $5.00 ( includes a craft ornament to take home for the Tree)2 and Under FREE
Photos with Santa start at $10.99
Santa Land
9835 Hwy 72
Rogersville, AL 35652

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Santa's Village - NEW LOCATION

From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas “Eve Eve” (December 23rd), the Historic Huntsville Depot in downtown Huntsville will transform into a winter wonderland where families can:
Visit with Santa Claus (and get a free photo opportunity!)
See live reindeer
Decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen (she also reads stories)
Run through an “ice maze”
Watch local groups’ Christmas-themed performances
Make your own ornament
See “snow” falling every 20mins.
Date: November 23 thru December 23, 5-9pm daily
Tickets: $7/Person Kids under 2 are free
Purchase at the door or in advance at
The Historic Depot and Roundhouse
320 Church St
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Suppers with Santa

The EarlyWorks Society is again hosting our annual Suppers with Santa event. Each year the Society transforms the Grand Hall of the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum into a winter wonderland where children and their families can dine and be visited at their table by Santa. For a fun-filled evening, choose one of four nights from November 26th-29th. In addition to a delicious family friendly meal, there will be live entertainment and many photo opportunities. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to capture their children’s magic moments.
Date: November 26 thru 29
Tickets are $15/person; children under 1 year of age are free (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
EarlyWorks Children’s Museum
404 Madison Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas

We are decking the halls, the walls and the stalls! Burritt on the Mountain invites everyone to Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas November 30st and December 1st from 5-9 p.m. The kids will love to see Kris Kringle in the Burritt Mansion from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. He has to get the reindeer to bed early as he has a busy month coming up!
The star-lit mountain will be mirrored by more than 600 candles, adding to the nostalgic feel of the holidays. Music will be heard throughout the mansion and the park; cider, cookies and tasty figgy pudding will keep us warm. Children will enjoy stringing cranberries and popcorn, making paper punch ornaments, creating handmade cards and icing cookies. Many who have come to Candlelight Christmas have felt there was no better way to start the holiday season in a festive non-commercial setting.
Date: November 30 and December 1, 5pm
Adults – $12
Children & Students – $8
Seniors(60+) & Military – $10
Children 2 and under – FREE
and $2 admission for members.
Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Dr SE
Huntsville, AL 35801

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North Star Limited Train Ride with Santa

Guests riding the North Star Limited experience a Christmas VIP experience! The North Star Limited is a night-time ride along the rails, featuring snacks and special treats for all our guests. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, which is unique to this ride. Each child and their families will have a one-on-one visit with Santa, where he or she can give Santa their Christmas wish-list. Santa will also have presents for the good boys and girls! If you’ve missed this ride in years past, don’t delay and purchase your tickets early!
Date: November 30 thru December 8, various times
Ticket Prices: $35 per person (all passengers require a ticket, regardless of age). 45 minute excursion.
North Alabama Railroad Museum
694 Chase Rd NE
Huntsville, AL 35811

Pet Photos with Santa

Bridge Street Town Centre and A New Leash on Life are inviting you to get a photo of you and/or your pet with Santa for a donation. Please bring a your own camera for photos. All proceeds will go to A New Leash on Life.
Date: December 1, 2-4pm
Bridge Street Town Center
365 The Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Christmas Village at Sharon Johnston Park

Take photos with Santa, decorate cookies, make a tree ornament, and more at Christmas Village at Sharon Johnston Park.
Date: December 1, 8 and 15, 2-6pm
No admission charge
Sharon Johnston Park
783 Coleman Road
New Market, AL 35761

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Jingle Bell Square

Join us for Jingle Bell Square in Downtown Scottsboro! The activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with our arts & crafts vendor fair. We will also have kid’s activities and food vendors! We will continue the fun with the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run at 4:00 p.m. and the Christmas Parade at 5:00 p.m.!
Enjoy the sights of the Jingle Bell Trail of Christmas trees and have your picture made with Santa! You can also ride in a horse and buggy around the square.
Date: December 8, 9am-8pm
No charge for admission
Downtown Scottsboro
E Laurel St
Scottsboro, AL 35768

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Breakfast with Santa

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at The Stricklin Hotel! A buffet breakfast will be catered by Big Bad Breakfast along with Christmas crafts, movies, and a visit from Santa himself! Get a free photo with Santa if you bring an unopened toy ($10 dontation without toy). Toys and donations will be given to God’s Garage Ministries.
Date: December 15th and 22nd, 9am
Tickets are $20 per person. Purchase tickets at The Stricklin Hotel. Ticket sales end one week in advance of event. Children under the age of 1 are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds. Ticket sales are cash only.

The Stricklin Hotel
317 North Court Street
Florence, AL 35630

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PJ Party with Santa

​It’s time to welcome Santa to the Tennessee Valley! Keep the kids in their Christmas PJ’s, and head to Parkway Place for a morning of fun holiday activities! |
Kids can enjoy milk and fresh chocolate chip cookies from Purity Dairy and Great American Cookies at Parkway Place Mall! There will be caroling, face painting with Hyde Homes, a Christmas Magic Show with Dr. Osborn, and letters to Santa with Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.
The first 300 children will receive a personalized ornament from the Ornament Workshop!
Date: November 10, 9-10am
No Admission charge
Parkway Place Mall
2801 Memorial Pky SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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