10 Things To Do With Family During Christmas Week

Keep your family entertained during the happiest time of the year.

You’ve opened presents and eaten the roast beast, told everyone how much you love them, remembered the real reason for the season, caught up with family gossip and wished everyone a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Now what?

Maybe you’re like us and need a few more ideas of things to do while enjoying extended time with family.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty to do keep the season bright instead of turning everyone into a Scrooge!

If Christmas day means a little down time for your family,
why not grab lunch at The Scene
and then see the latest flick at Cinemark.
They are both open all day 12/25.

Tinsel Trail is open until December 31

The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor.

Date: November 23 at 5pm thru December 31, open from dusk to midnight daily
No admission charged

Location:
Big Spring Park
200 Church Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Skating in the Park is open until January 6

Join us for the opening day of Skating in the Park, Nov 16th. We’ll have goodies and more! Be some of the first people to skate on the ice this season!

Date: November 16 thru January 6

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Thursday: 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 8 p.m.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS TBD

ADMISSION & RENTAL
$15 Ages ten and up
$10 Ages nine and under
$13 Groups of 10 or more
$5 Scooter rental
$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES

Location:
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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Galaxy of Lights is open until December 31

See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart.

Driving Nights -November 23 – December 31*
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (last admission)
Passenger Car: $25/car (up to 10 people)

Many nights are discounted to $20.
Click here for ticket information

Location:
Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

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Play games at Stars and Strikes is open Christmas Eve and After Christmas

Work out a little family competition bowling, playing laser tag or seeing who scores the biggest in the arcade.

Mon – Christmas Eve 10am-6pm
Closed Christmas Day
Wed -Thurs 10AM – Midnight
Fri 10AM – 2AM
Sat 9AM – 2AM
Sun 9AM – Midnight

Location:
930 Old Monrovia Road NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Watch the Havoc Play, Friday and Saturday

Create family traditions with the Havoc, on Friday Night at 7pm, and again Saturday at 1pm, watch the Havoc play the Peoria Rivermen!

Location:
Von Braun Center Propst Arena
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Get tickets!

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Visit Campus 805, hours vary by venue and date

Not only does Campus 805 have several bars specializing in local brews, but you can take arts classes at Spirited Art, throw an axe, (just not at your brother) at Civil Axe Throwing, get in a few swings at X-Golf and fill up at several restaurants.

See the entire Campus Directory.

Daily hours vary by venue and day, so call ahead just to check. You can also check their Facebook site.

Location:
2620 Clinton Ave W
Huntsville, Alabama 35805

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Athens North Pole Stroll is open until December 28

Big Spring Memorial Park becomes the backdrop for beautifully and whimsically decorated Christmas trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses, churches, agencies, and families.

Come stroll the lane and enjoy the glistening lights or pause and peer at the ornaments that tell a story. Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful’s wonderful “Tired Family” will return amidst a new setting for this year’s event too. Santa may even make an appearance!

Date: open daily December 1 thru 28
No admission charge

Location:
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park
100 Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35613

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Practice your swing at Top Golf

Extreme golfing experience!

Sun: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Dec 24: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Dec 25: CLOSED
Wed – Thurs: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 2:00am
Location:
6100 Topgolf Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Get in some sippin time with our Brewery Guide, hours vary by venue

Check out one of our local breweries and taste hometown brews. This guide features 16 locations.

Brewery Guide

Learn about the Alabama Craft Beer Trail

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Get outside and go hiking, tour downtown or try an unusual restaurant.
Click on these lists for even more ideas that will make your
Christmas holidays memorable.

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Family time is the best time, spend it wisely and create memories to last a lifetime.