Holiday parades and events in North Alabama

As Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and other holidays approaching, WAAY 31 is compiling a list of all the celebratory events you might want to attend this year.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019 9:53 PM
Updated: Dec 30, 2019 12:00 AM

As Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and other holidays approaching, WAAY 31 is compiling a list of all the celebratory events you might want to attend this year.

If you know of any we don't have on this list, email the information to and we'll add them!

Check back often as we'll update this list often.

Events are in chronological order:

Through Dec. 31

Madison's Christmas Card LaneChristmas Card Lane is an outdoor, life-size card exhibit located in Madison's historic district. You’ll find whimsical, traditional, and religious themes among the more than 30 designs on display. Drive along Church and Front Street, in the historic downtown neighborhood, to enjoy this visual holiday delight! The cards will be illuminated for 6 hours after dark each night in the month of December.

During the day, you may park on Main Street and stroll the sidewalks to admire the details of each design.

Dec. 30

Kwanzaa celebration (Nia) from Noon to 3 p.m. at Madison Public Library, 142 Plaza Blvd.

Dec. 31

Kwanzaa Karamu (Kuumba) from noon to 3 p.m. atDowntown Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Get more info on all Kwanzaa events HERE

Through Jan. 1

* Please join us for the 2019 Downtown Huntsville Tinsel Trail. This year, we will have a Christmas tree honoring our 11 fallen police officers. Our tree is located near the Mayor’s tree. If you can’t make it opening night, the tree will be available to view all month long during the Tinsel Trail hours. More info:

* Families are invited to join in on the spirit of the holiday season with Enchanted Forest of Decatur, a tinsel stroll among a beautiful display of live Christmas trees trimmed in festive decorations. The month-long event, now in its second year, will take place in Founders Park, across from the Old State Bank in historic downtown Decatur. Admission is free.

Enchanted Forest of Decatur is a display of live cut Christmas trees, sponsored and decorated by individuals, groups and businesses from Decatur and the surrounding area. Every tree is uniquely decorated, and solar lights will give that extra sparkle for an unforgettable Christmas light display. The community-sponsored forest will receive visitors through New Year’s Day. The event also offers family-friendly activities and photo opportunities.

For more information, visit Enchanted Forest of Decatur on Facebook.

Through Jan. 4

Huntsville Botanical Garden Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights will take place through Jan. 4 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. (last admission). Admission for passenger cars (up to 10 people) is $25 at the gate or $20 when purchased in advance either online or at the Garden’s guest center. On Monday nights a $5 military discount will be given at the gate with military I.D.

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