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EarlyWorks Announces 2020 Holiday Event

Decatur, Ala. (November 10, 2020) – One of Huntsville’s most beloved holiday events, Santa’s Village, will return this year but with a twist due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020 edition of Santa’s Village will be called Ten Nights of Santa and will be held indoors at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum from December 13 to December 23. The new location will allow organizers to uphold safe capacity limits, social distancing and sanitizing protocols.  

The reimagined program will offer several safety-inspired twists, including Santa visiting with children while being protected by “Santa’s Magic Snow Globe.” Due to an accidental spill of magic elf dust at the North Pole, Santa gets confined in a magic snow globe. However, the jolly old elf is determined that his confinement will not impact his ability and desire to meet with children and spread Christmas cheer.

Holding the multi-night event inside the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum will not only provide a safe environment but will also allow visitors to enjoy all that the museum has to offer, including the special hands-on exhibit entitled Toys: The Inside Story. The exhibit will offer visitors the opportunity to learn how toys work including a look inside some favorites at the gears, cams and pulleys exhibit. Visitors also can experience other activities such as the Lego River water table, holiday inspired craft making in the STEM Learning Lab, the Pirate Ship and the Video Game History room, which includes trying their hand at playing a vintage pinball machine and the arcade game version of Donkey Kong.

Ten Nights of Santa will be held nightly Sunday, December 13 through Wednesday, December 23 starting at 5 p.m. at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum located at 404 Madison Street SE in downtown Huntsville. Cost for Ten Nights of Santa is $10 per person (children 12 months and below are free and do not require a ticket). A limited number of tickets for the 10 night event will be offered online and will adhere to EarlyWorks and ADPH safety protocols. This will be a timed entry, limited capacity event to ensure the safety of all involved. Tickets for the event must be pre-purchased online.  

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AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at