Seeing Santa is a Christmas tradition most children look forward to the most each holiday season. Santa is no stranger to Huntsville, Alabama. He makes several appearances across town in order to see all the good little boys and girls. Some spots are more popular than others, but nonetheless each visit will be memorable.
Constitution Village is a great place for all ages during the holiday season. Located in downtown Huntsville at 109 Gates Avenue, Constitution Village is transformed into Santa’s Village each Christmas season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus, along with their elves and reindeer, make Huntsville their home during this time. Santa’s Village runs from the day after Thanksgiving to December 23rd from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Children can meet Santa, pet the reindeer, and experience Christmas like was centuries ago. There will be activities such as decorating cookies, making ornaments, and much more. Not often does it snow in Huntsville, Alabama but in Santa’s village it snows every hour. For more information, call (256)564-8100.
Tickets cost $20.00 for five people. Photos with Santa are free. The memories that will last a lifetime at Santa’s Village - priceless.
Each year the North Alabama Railroad Museum decorates the train for Christmas. For $12.00 a person, your family can take a forty minute ride with Santa. With admission, your children will be able to have their picture taken with Santa and receive an early Christmas gift from him. The North Alabama Railroad Museum is located at 694 Chase Road. Times and dates vary from year to year, so you will need to refer to the website or call (256) 851-6276 for up to date information.
Located at the corner of Research Boulevard and Old Madison Pike, Bridge Street Town Centre has a Victorian style Santa, fondly named “Santa Gary”, that walks all over Bridge Street. His is available to all children that he meets in his walk from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the Christmas season. Be sure to bring your camera so that you can take pictures of your child with him. He is sure to delight children of all ages. Don’t have a camera handy? “Santa Gary” will be available for Bridge Street Buddies where your child can have his or her photo taken with him free of charge. For more information on dates and times, please contact the marketing manager at (256) 428-2026.
Santa arrives at Parkway Place mall about the middle of November and is available until Christmas Eve. He will be available to youngsters Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, and Christmas Eve from 10:00am to 6:00pm. He will be located right outside Dillard’s. Although the visit with Santa is free, you will have to purchase a photo package to have a picture with Santa. The packages range from $20.00 to $45.00.
Parkway Place Mall is located at 2801 South Memorial Parkway right across from Walmart. For more information contact the information desk at (256) 533-0700.
Live closer to Madison Square Mall? Santa will also make appearances here as well. Located at Center Court inside the mall Santa will be available Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, and Christmas Eve from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Photo packages range from $20.00 to $45.00.
Madison Square Mall is located at 5901 University Drive right across from Best Buy. Contact the information desk at (256) 830-5407 for more information.
Each year, Petsmart invites Santa to the store to be available for pictures with your favorite children – your pets. Huntsville, Alabama has two locations to choose from. The first Petsmart location is located at 6275 University Drive. For dates and times of Santa’s arrival to this location, call (256) 922-0218. The second Petsmart location is located at 2750 Carl T. Jones Drive. For dates and times of Santa’s arrival to the south-end Petsmart, call (256) 213-9773.
For years, the residents of Horseshoe Trail have been dazzling Huntsville with its spectacular light display. Aside from lights, you will find interactive Christmas characters such as Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, and even Santa Claus. Sometimes children of all ages will be able to enjoy petting live reindeer as they walk through this winter wonderland. Horseshoe Trail is located behind Willowbrook Square Shopping Center on Bailey Cove. Turn on Willowbrook Drive and you can’t miss Horseshoe Trail. It’s the one with the heavy traffic and lit up, well, like Christmas morning.