It’s almost Christmas break, and the kids will be out of school and in your hair. What is there to do in North Alabama to entertain the kids and hold onto your sanity? Relax and check out these fun activities that can pass the time during the break.

EarlyWorks Museum in Huntsville has a lot of cool things to see and several hands-on activities for kids. Don't miss story time by the big tree!

EarlyWorks Tree

Go ice skating at Point Mallard Ice Complex in Decatur.

Point Mallard Ice Skating

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for the day. There's plenty here to see and do to keep the kids busy for hours!

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Rockets

Burritt on the Mountain in Huntsville is a neat place to explore to see how life was back in the 1800s. There's animals to see and a playground to play on. Don't miss the cute gift shop on your way out either.

Burritt on the Mountain

Tigers for Tomorrow is a must-see if you're an animal lover! There are many tigers, lions, bears, and other animals that have been rescued from less than desirable situations. Make sure you go on a guided tour because you not only learn so much about each animal but you are also allowed to take photos. Amazing place!

Tigers for Tomorrow Towzer

Take a tour at Cathedral Caverns or Rickwood Caverns State Parks. Beautiful sites to see at both state parks.

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Play in the snow at Let It Snow! - Imagination Place in Gadsden. Hours of fun for kids!

Let it Snow

Go Skating in the Park at Huntsville Museum of Art. They've created an ice skating rink just behind the museum that is open throughout the day. Warm up inside the museum with a tour of the beautiful art. The museum also has a neat gift shop you don't want to miss.

Huntsville Museum of Art Skating in the Park

Go see the Festival of Trees at the Gadsden Museum of Art and the Tinsel Trail in Huntsville. So many uniquely decorated trees at both locations.

Festival of Trees

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