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Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

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EarlyWorks Announces 2023 Holiday Event: Nights of Santa Returns December 12-23

Decatur, Ala. (October 12, 2023) – Nights of Santa is set to return to EarlyWorks Children’s Museum in December, bringing with it all the magic of the holiday season. From Tuesday, December 12 through Saturday, December 23, 2023, children are invited to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy an immersive holiday experience in downtown Huntsville.  

During Nights of Santa, the jolly old elf himself will be on hand each night to listen to children as they share their wish lists. No visit with Santa would be complete without meeting his North Pole elves and helping them spread holiday cheer. Additional family-friendly activities adding to the whimsical fun include nightly snowfalls, making holiday crafts, a holiday themed experiment in the all-new Tinker Lab, mingling with costumed characters, decorating a fresh made gingerbread cookie, mailing letters to Santa and shopping in Santa’s gift shop. Kids will have plenty of room to play and enjoy the spirit of the season.

Nights of Santa will be held nightly beginning Tuesday, December 12 through Saturday, December 23 starting at 5 p.m. on weeknights, 3 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday at EarlyWorks Children’s Museum located at 404 Madison Street SE in downtown Huntsville. All tickets must be pre-purchased online at This is a timed entry event and tickets will sell out fast. Tickets for Nights of Santa are $12 per person for the general public and $10 per person for members of EarlyWorks Museums. Admission is free for children under one year old.

For more information and to reserve your tickets, visit


About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the $4.3 billion North Alabama 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, golf courses, restaurants, accommodations and vendors. 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, by visiting and by following us on social media @VisitNorthAL.