The holidays are upon us here in the Rocket City! There are so many different options of things to do and see during this time of year in Huntsville. I have narrowed it down to the Top 5 things you must do in Huntsville this Holiday season.

Santa’s Village

Dates: November 23, 2018 – December 23, 2018

320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Google Map)



Santa’s Village is the top attraction for families with young children in Huntsville. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa as well as visit his workshop and even meet his reindeer! Located in the Historic Huntsville Depot the Village has many different activities and crafts to do and plenty of options to eat for everyone. Admission is $7 per person.

Skating in the Park

Dates: November 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019

300 Church St NW, HuntsvilleAL 35801 (Google Map)



Skating in the park is back in downtown Huntsville! This extremely cool opportunity is located directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art overlooking downtown. Bring your family and friends to experience Huntsville’s own version of skating in Central Park. The ice rink is open through January 9th, but check their website for the hours they are open. To see what is going on currently at the rink, check out the Live Cam. Admission is $15 for ages 10 & up and $10 for ages 9 and under.

Galaxy of Lights

Dates: November 23 – December 31

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805 (Google Map)



One of Huntsville’s most popular things to do during the Holidays is visit the Botanical Gardens and view their amazing lights display. This year there are many different options to view the lights from walking, riding your bike, or driving your car.However you decide to see this show, it is a must for all ages!

Tinsel Trail

Dates: Friday November 23 – January 1

Big Spring Park (Google Map)



Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail is back with over 300 live Christmas trees in Big Spring Park. These 300 plus trees will be decorated by local businesses, families or corporations for the holiday season. It was created to promote community, as each tree tells a unique story about a certain sponsor. It is a very pretty sight to see and all ages are welcome, it is open all day every day until Midnight.

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour

Date: December 15, 2018 (Date Changed)

Weeden House Museum

300 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Google Map)



On December 15th join local historians on the 40th annual walk down luminary lit streets of Historic Hunstville.  This is your chance to tour private historic homes that are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Proceeds benefit the Weeden House Museum and projects in the historic district. 

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The above articleFive Things You Must Do In Huntsville This Holiday Season was written by David Ivey, a local realtor in Huntsville who focuses on marketing, social media and building relationships. For more info please visit his websiteYouTubeInstagram or Facebook Page. You can contact David here, or anytime at 256-655-4946. He has helped many people with buying or selling properties and would love the chance to help you with your real estate goals.