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.
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!
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
Big Spring Park
200 Church Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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
Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
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
930 Old Monrovia Road NW
Huntsville, AL 35806
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.
2620 Clinton Ave W
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
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
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park
100 Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35613
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.
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.
Family time is the best time, spend it wisely and create memories to last a lifetime.