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5 Huntsville Holiday To-Do’s

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Huntsville Alabama is turning into the place to be during the Holiday season, and I wanted to share 5 reasons why!

  1. Tinsel Trail and Skating in the Park

If you have been near Big Spring Park this week, you may have noticed all the Christmas Tree’s being decorated around the park. Well as of November 27th at 6pm, all 250 of these Christmas trees will light up together for your viewing pleasure. The tinsel trail and Big Spring park has more than just trees for you to enjoy, you can also join the fun at the outdoor Ice Rink for Skating in the Park, which is put on by the Huntsville Museum of Art. You can skate in the park from Friday, November 20 – Monday, January 4th. I highly suggest a nice dinner at Pan E Vino, followed by a walk through the park to enjoy these fun trees, and of course end the night with ice skating in the park.

  1. Santa’s Village

Need a fun spot where your children can get even more that just their picture with Santa? Look no further because Santa’s Village is the spot for you. With tickets going for $5 your whole family can enjoy the night at the Alabama Constitution Village on 109 Gates Ave. Take your time walking through and enjoying tons of crafts and shows to entertain you through the visit, as well as meeting Santa’s Reindeer, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ house, and even a meet and greet with his North Pole Elves!

  1. Galaxy of Lights

Believe it or not the tree right next to The Pugh Groups at Tinsel Trail is the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights tree. While decorating today I found out that this year marks the 20th Anniversary of The Galaxy of Lights, so if the past few years weren’t amazing enough for you, then I’m confident they will pull out all the stops this season. The Galaxy of Lights is a massive light display that goes throughout the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. If looking at Christmas lights is what makes the holidays special for you, then you don’t want to miss this light display! This weekend, November 20th-24th is the last night to walk through the Galaxy and dogs are welcome on the 23rd. Driving nights start up after this weekend on Thanksgiving through January 2, 2016, 5:30-9:00 p.m. We can’t wait to hear how much you like it.

  1. Bridgestreet Town Centre

Christmas shopping, holiday fun, and a 45-foot-tall Christmas tree can all be found at Bridgestreet. As usual, they have gone over and beyond for this holiday season with extended shopping hours, photos with Santa, and huge Black Friday deals totaling in $3,000 worth of gift card give-aways. I personally love how you can enjoy Christmas décor, shopping, and a nice dinner all in one place when you visit Bridgestreet Towne Center.

  1. Thornhill Christmas Tree Farms

I ws talking with a friend the other day about how they want to go all out and get a real Christmas tree this year. They didn’t know where to buy on though, so of course I started researching to help. While this place isn’t in Huntsville city limits it is just a drive away in Pisgah, Alabama, and from my understanding the experience is completely worth the drive! At Thornhill you get to pick your live Christmas tree and they cut it down for you. How fun is that?? Not only do they have Christmas trees, but they have fun for the entire family with a custom built train for the kids to ride, Santa and his elf that builds handmade toys, and tons of photo ops for your Holiday cards.

We hope you get out and enjoy the Holidays this season and would love to know about your experience if you visit one of these five venues.

Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas!

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