5 Magical Holiday Scenes in Huntsville, Alabama
A special thanks to the Huntsville/Madison County CVB and their partners for hosting me at some of these attractions. All opinions are my own.
From colorful rows of evergreen trees to dazzling icicle forests, the holiday vibes are strong in Huntsville, AL. This is a Southern destination that doesn’t often get painted in wintry white, so fostering a festive atmosphere is especially important, and luckily, the community is all over it.
I spent some time here in early December, checking out the seasonal scene around town and crunching on candy canes to fuel my holiday spirit. Read on for a few festive spots I encountered around Huntsville that you should check out, too.
Located at the Alabama Constitution Village, an open-air museum that displays life in 1819, when’s the state’s constitution was signed here, the magical land comes alive with twinkly lights, singing trees and musical entertainment during the holidays.
Open through Dec 23.
Hundreds of evergreens line up in neat rows here, each decorated by a local company, organization or family in all kinds of colorful themes. You’ll see classic decor, hand-made ornaments, nods to movie characters, and a couple of quirky setups that I can only assume were built on inside jokes. Come during the day to gain some inspiration for your own tree, and again after dusk to see them all aglow.
Open through Jan.3.
Skating in the Park
There’s something so special about finding an outdoor skating rink in the South. Especially when it’s still warm enough outside to wear short sleeves in December and you’re grasping for that Christmassy feeling. Gliding around on the ice with the stars for company and “Winter Wonderland” playing in the background is just the right dose of holiday magic.
Open through Jan. 7.
Bridge Street Town Centre
Open daily. Santa’s here through Christmas Eve.
Galaxy of Lights
Since you’ll be driving through the attraction (unless you visit on walking nights early in the season), you’re free to cozy up in Christmas PJs and bring your own hot cocoa to sip while you listen to the accompanying festive tunes.
Open through Dec. 31.