Christmas in Huntsville

Holiday Events, Activities, Recipes & Photos

December is always a special time of year with all the Christmas and holiday events in Huntsville. December 8, 1999 was the first day that About Huntsville went live on the internet. Over the years, I've collected these articles and photos about celebrating the holidays in Huntsville. I'll be adding to this index of Christmas Articles every year.

Christmas/Holiday Events
A complete list of Christmas & Holiday Events in the Huntsville area.

Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol
Ever since I moved back to Huntsville in 1999, I've heard a lot of different people say that Fantasy Playhouse's"A Christmas Carol" is fantastic. You'll need to see it for yourself, just like I did.

Santa Claus Collectiion
Christmas is a big deal in one Huntsville woman's home. It started in 1955 when she bought one simple Santa Claus decoration. Now, over 50 years later, she has over 3,300 Santa Claus figures. Here's just a sample of what she has on display.

Santa's Village - Old Fashioned Christmas in Huntsville
The people at EarlyWorks Children's Museum and Constitution Village have created Santa's Village for young and old alike to enjoy during the holiday season. Take a trip back in time and enjoy this old-fashioned Christmas with a fantasy twist.

Living Christmas Tree
Each year, First Baptist Church in Huntsville gives a lovely gift to the community. It's the "Annual Living Christmas Tree," an inspirational concert to help us focus on the "reason for the season" and lead by Billy Orton, Minister of Music and Worship.

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without this manificent program.

Christmas Parade
The first Saturday in December, Huntsville celebrates the beginning of Christmas with a huge downtown parade that features the arrival of Santa Claus. The parade is sponsored by Channel 7 WAAY-TV and is televised.

Huntsville Luminaries
One of the most beautiful nights in Huntsville occurs on the second Saturday in December when the Twickenham Historic District is aglow with over 5,000 luminaries for their annual 'Host of Christmas Past' Homes Tour and other special events in the area.

"Host of Christmas Past" in Fayetteville
The second weekend in November, the small town of Fayetteville comes alive with its traditional "Host of Christmas Past." This friendly small town offers free parking, great food, carriage rides, homemade snow, high tea, and nonstop entertainment.

"A Country Christmas" in Nashville
Ready to take a break and get away for a day trip during this holiday season? Need a little Christmas right this very minute? Then head north to Nashville for "A Country Christmas," now in full swing at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Back by popular demand, New York’s synchronized bevy of high-kicking Rockettes will delight Grand Ole Opry House audiences with a Radio City Christmas Spectacular through December 30, 2007.

Life-Size Nativity Set Adorns Huntsville
In 1996, Otto and Diane Freudenberger began a project for Christmas that has grown and grown over the years to become one of the most spectacular sights in Huntsville during the holiday season.

Christmas Tree Farms
What would Christmas be like without a tree to brighten and cheer your home? Find out where in North Alabama you can take your family to cut down your own fresh, home-grown Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Ideas
If you need ideas for decorating your Christmas tree this year, here's a look at some of the Christmas trees from years gone by in Huntsville.

Decorating Your Front Door for Christmas
It's time to look back at Christmases past and see some of the creative ideas that were given for decorating your front door. There was a wonderful exhibit at the Huntsville-Madison County Botanical Garden in 2000 called "Holiday Grand Entrances." The displays featured antique and modern doors beautifully decorated for the holidays by area designers.

"Galaxy of Lights" Brings Out Christmas Spirit
The Huntsville/Madison County Botanical Garden's "Galaxy of Lights" Christmas drive-thru display is now open for business. Treat your family and holiday guests to our beautiful Garden and its event voted as Top Tourist Attraction by the Southeast Tourism Board.

Old-Fashioned Candlelight Christmas
Candlelight Christmas is a special time of year for Burritt on the Mountain--A Living Museum. The Mansion and Historic Park are decorated like an old-fashioned Christmas from the 1800's. Hundreds of candles light the pathways throughout the park. Games and family activities from long ago are also enjoyed by the crowds.

"The 12 Days of Christmas"
When most people hear "The 12 Days of Christmas," they think of the song. But this popular Christmas song had its origins as a teaching tool to instruct young people in the meaning and content of the Christian faith.

Email Santa!
Now you can send Santa an email (it's free) and get a reply back right away....just like magic! Gather all the kids, young or old, around the computer and send Santa a bunch of emails telling him exactly what you want for Christmas.

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour
The Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour allows the public to peek inside private homes in the Twickenham Historic District in Huntsville. This December 10, 2005 tour homes adorned in decorations of days long ago.

Huntsville Holiday Gift Guide
Part of the fun...and the stress...of the holidays is finding that perfect gifts. If you're tired of shopping at the malls, outlet stores, and catalogs, try some of these different ideas from Huntsville's wonderful, local museums and organizations.

Chocolate Christmas Eve Mice
These chocolate Christmas Eve mice are easy to make but too cute to eat. No baking required--Use store bought candies and assemble. You are sure to be the hit of the Holiday party with these.

Fayetteville TN: 2001 Host of Christmas Past
Just 30 miles north of Huntsville, Fayetteville TN is a charming small town that presents itself as The Host of Christmas Past. Tour this year's festivities and plan on attending the event next year.

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Ditto Landing: Christmas Parade of Boats
The annual Christmas Parade of Boats at Ditto Landing near Huntsville is a popular family event. James Ditto began the ferry on the Tennessee River in 1807. Today it celebrates Christmas for Huntsvillians.

"The Nutcracker" is a Christmas Tradition (2001)
The Huntsville Ballet Company and Community Ballet School have spent months working on this year's spectacular production of "The Nutcracker." This family favorite should be on everyone's list of things to do together for the holidays.

Top Gifts for Auburn Fans
Auburn Tiger fans are some of the most loyal fans in college football. Here are my top choices for gifts for that "tiger" in your life.

Special Gifts for Crimson Tide Fans
Got an Alabama fan on your Christmas list? Here I share with you some unique gifts meant to please them.

2004 Christmas Parade
Everyone loves a parade...and the annual WAAY-TV Channel 31 Christmas Parade in Huntsville is no exception. Here's photos from the 2004 parade through downtown Huntsville.

Waiting for Santa Claus
Christmas isn't just for kids!

Christmas at EarlyWorks Children's Museum
Here are some photos I took at EarlyWorks one year.

The Victorian Christmas House

Remember this beautiful house? Here are photos when it was in its prime.

Holiday Activities in The Shoals
Our Shoals columnist, Susann Elsass, shares all the fun holiday events going on in The Shoals with us.

Ten Commandments for Christmas
These may help you remember to put the holidays in perspective.

Winter Wonderland of Christmas Lights on Horseshoe Trail
This is the best light display that I've found in Huntsville.

Survive Winter
Winter storms usually mean rain and ice in Huntsville. Take advantage of good days to enjoy seasonal activities.

2005 Christmas Home Tour in Madison
If you like to look inside other people's homes, then don't miss this Christmas tour.

The Madison Station Historic and Preservation Society holds its bi-annual Christmas Home Tour each December.
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