‘Tis the season: holiday activities, events across Tennessee Valley

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 9:35 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Holidays are nearing and so are the fun festivities across the Tennessee Valley! If you’re looking for things to do with family and friends this holiday season, 48 News has you covered.

This year several events will be held for communities across the Valley to enjoy. WAFF 48 has compiled a list of things you can do this holiday season to experience some holiday cheer.

A few outings you will find across the Valley include live tree displays, parades, light displays and more.

View list below:


Galaxy of Lights: 11/11 - 11/28

  • 5:15 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Click here for information on tickets
Galaxy of Lights driving tours begin soon
Galaxy of Lights driving tours begin soon

Skating in the Park: 11/19 - 1/17

  • Opening day: 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the entrance

Tinsel Trail: 11/26 - 1/2

  • Features over 300 decorative Christmas trees
  • For more information on Tinsel Trail click here
Visit Tinsel Trail in Downtown Huntsville
Visit Tinsel Trail in Downtown Huntsville(SOURCE: WAFF)

Candlelight Christmas: 12/3

  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Burritt on the Mountain
  • Tickets $40 -$50
  • Purchase tickets here


Rocket City Christmas Light Show: 11/12 - 1/2

  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily
  • Toyota Field
  • Click here for ticket information
Rocket City Trash Pandas Christmas Spectacular
Rocket City Trash Pandas Christmas Spectacular


The Roxy’s Christmas Spectacular: 12/9 - 12/12

  • Roxy Theatre
  • Click here for information on how to purchase tickets


Christmas on the Square: 12/4

  • 6 p.m.
  • Free horse carriage rides, free hot chocolate, food trucks and more!
  • Click here for more information


Christmas Parade: 12/2

  • Starts at 6 p.m.
  • Athens Middle School


Christmas in the Park: 11/29 - 12/31

  • Free event for the community
  • Features more than 2,000,000 lights
  • For more information click here


Ritz Theatre presents Polar Express: 12/3 - 12/4

  • Starts at 6 p.m. for each day
  • Tickets are $18 each
  • 111 W. Third St., Sheffield
  • Click here to purchase tickets


Friday Holiday Lineup: 12/3

  • First Fridays on Court Street starting at 5:30 pm
  • Festival of Lights in Wilson Park starting at 6 pm
  • Click here for more information

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