'Tis the season for lots of merriment! Check out these fun north Alabama Christmas events and add them to your must-do list this holiday season.

Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville – November 29 through December 31

Walking Nights at the Galaxy of Lights are November 15-17 and 21-26.

Galaxy of Lights Candy Canes

Skating in the Park at the Huntsville Museum of Art – November 15 through January 12

Ice Skating at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Santa’s Village in Huntsville – November 29 through December 23 from 5-9pm

Santa's Village

Christmas at the Falls – Noccalula Falls Park – November 28 through January 5 from 5-9pm

noccalula falls christmas

Christmas in the Park in Arab – November 29 through December 31

christmas in the park arab

Shoals Tinsel Trail at McFarland Park in Florence - Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm through January 6 (photo by Johnny Raper)

shoals tinsel trail

Humbug! A Christmas Carol at the Princess Theatre in Decatur - December 5 and December 7 at 7pm

humbug at princess 2019

Guntersville Museum Festival of Trees – through December 31

guntersville museum festival of trees

Tinsel Trail at Big Spring Park in Huntsville – November 29 through December 31

Tinsel Trail at Big Spring Park in Huntsville

Festival of Trees at Mary G. Hardin Cultural Arts Center – through December 31

Festival of Trees at Mary G. Hardin Cultural Arts Center
Christmas Lights at Palisades Park in Oneonta – through December 31 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

palisades park christmas

Santa’s Underground Workshop at Rickwood Caverns State Park – November 23 through December 31 from 2-8pm

rickwood caverns christmas
Let it Snow! at Mary G. Hardin Cultural Arts Center –  November 9 through January 31

let it snow 2018

Blow Your Own Ornament at Orbix Hot Glass – November 16 – 9am-4pm, November 23 – 9am-4pm, November 29 (Friday) – 9am-4pm, November 30 – 9am-4pm, December 7 – 9am-4pm, December 14 – 9am-4pm, December 21 – 9am-4pm.

Blow Your Own Ornament at Orbix Hot Glass

North Pole Stroll in Downtown Athens – December 2-27

north pole stroll

Huntsville Christmas Parade - December 3

huntsville christmas parade

Christmas on the Square Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Moulton - December 5 from 6:30-8:30pm

christmas on the square in moulton

Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain – December 6 and 7

Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

Holiday Swampette Tour of Muscle Shoals Sound, FAME, and Alabama Music Hall of Fame – December 7

Holiday Swampette Tour of Muscle Shoals Sound, FAME, and Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Plantation Christmas at Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia – December 8

Plantation Christmas at Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia

Snacks with Santa at Mary G. Hardin Cultural Arts Center – December 14 at 10am

Snacks with Santa at Mary G. Hardin Cultural Arts Center

Historic Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner – December 14 from 1-4pm

Historic Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner

Sippin’ Cider Festival in downtown Athens – December 14

Sippin’ Cider Festival in downtown Athens
Historic Decatur Tour of Homes – December 14

Decatur Tour of Homes

Parade of Lights at Joe Wheeler State Park – December 14

Parade of Lights at Joe Wheeler State Park

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour at the Weeden House in Huntsville - December 14

weeden house christmas
Christmas at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia – December 14

Helen Keller

A Day with Santa at Big Spring Park in Athens - December 14 from 5-7pm

day with santa in athens

Christmas Season Wagon Rides at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Experience the winter and Christmas beauty of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the beautiful Shrine grounds, view a near-life size nativity scene, the interior beauty of the Main Church and and so much more. To reserve a ride, please contact the Pilgrimage Office at (256) 787-4121. December 14-28 (No rides Dec 15, 22, 24-26). Sign ups begin after Thanksgiving to the above link.

christmas wagon rides at the shrine 2019

Christmas at the Grotto - Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman - December 20-22 from 5-9pm

christmas at the grotto

Santa on the Square in Hamilton – December 24

santa on the square hamilton

Merry Christmas!