We headed to Huntsville on a whim the weekend before their famous Christmas festivities began last year and of course, I had to do some peaking. (Shhh… Promise not to tell Santa?) I found a few Christmas stops you need to check out this time of year. ‘Tis the Season after all…
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The Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens were amazing (and some even space themed. There was hot chocolate and other adult beverages set up in the beginning and middle for you to grab a drink while walking around enjoying the lights. You could even stop in and see Santa Clause if you wanted.
You can’t go to Huntsville without dropping in at the US Space and Rocket Center. Although, events weren’t really Holiday themed there was still plenty to do. From centers with projects and experiments, to hands on exhibits and even a rock wall, you won’t be disappointed.
Huntsville Depot is home to Santa’s Village every year at the end of November. Since we were there the weekend before official festivities kicked off, it was closed. However, we did get to experience the Children’s Museum across the street, which kept us busy.
If you prefer to do a little shopping, head to the Bridge Street Town Center where the window displays, trees, and light up reindeer are all beautiful during the Christmas season. If your lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of their “strolling Santa” … or maybe, get close and grab a photo with him.
Burritt on the Mountain offered a very unique view of Huntsville. While it was mostly outdoors (and cold) the home was decorated nicely for Christmas and even had a friendly tour guide who was waiting for you to enter the home so he could tell you the history of Huntsville and Burritt on the Mountain.