Huntsville's Holiday Calendar of Events--Part 7
Events are color-coded for your convenience. Events listed in green require money (that green stuff!); those in red are free--making you as jolly as old St. Nick in his red outfit! Enjoy this list and take in as many activities as your time, energy and interests will permit.
December 9, 16
"The Christmas Star" -- Von Braun Astronomical Society Planetarium
Monte Sano State Park 256-539-0316
7:30 p.m. Admission: $2 for adults and children 12 or older; $1 for children 6-11; under 6 is free.
Hear the stories and legends of the Wise Men, who followed the Christmas star to find the child Jesus. December star party following the show, weather permitting.
Madison Holiday Parade -- Downtown Madison
Parade time is 11 a.m. No admission charge. 256-361-0518
Following the parade, there will be festivities on the village green in downtown Madison including an appearance by Santa, a bonfire with marshmallows and entertainment.
British Christmas High Tea -- given by the Ladies of Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Best of British
8408 Whitesburg Drive S., Huntsville Cost: $7
1-5 p.m. Reservations required and can be made by calling 256-881-4300.
Enjoy a proper British "High Tea" this holiday with extra treats being served to celebrate Christmas.
"Spirit of Christmas Past" -- Twickenham & Old Towne Historic Districts
Rain date is December 10. 5-9 p.m. 256-534-0429
The historic area of Huntsville will be aglow with luminaries, trees and front doors glistening with decorations and carolers strolling along the way. Several homes dating from 1819 will be open to visitors. Advance home tour tickets are available at Marie Imports on Pratt Avenue, West Station Antiques in Madison, and the Weeden House Museum on Gates Avenue. Tickets will also be available at each home during the tour. Rain date is December 10. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12.
"Spirit of Christmas Past" Public Reception
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street, Huntsville 256-535-4350
5-9 p.m. with no admission charge.
In conjunction with Twickenham Historic District's "Spirit of Christmas Past" Homes Tour and Luminaries, the Women's Guild invites you to take the trolley from the Weeden House to the Huntsville Museum of Art for wassail and Christmas cookies.
"Parade of Lights" -- Ditto Landing and Marina
5:30 p.m. Admission is free. 256-882-1057
Festivities will start with a bang as fireworks brighten up the night sky. Decked out in the festive spirit, boats will parade out of Ditto Landing and up the Tennessee River to Hobbs Island, back down the river to the first buoy past the bridge and return to Ditto Landing.
Live Nativity Scenes & Open House -- Holmes Street United Methodist Church
5-9 p.m. No admission charge. Info 256-534-7672
The sanctuary will be open with music, entertainment, a handbell choir, instrumentalists, and entertainment. A puppet show will be presented and refreshments will be served. The live Nativity will be presented outside with the Three Kings arriving at 7 p.m. Carols will be sung following their arrival.
Celebrating The Holidays in Huntsville
Guide to enjoy the holidays to the fullest in Huntsville. Includes calendar of events, a Christmas shopping list of ideas, and photo tours of some of the most popular holiday events in Huntsville.