Christmas is just around the corner, and as the song says, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” A nice sentiment if you’re spending the holidays up North, but wishing for snow when you’re down South is usually futile. Unless, of course, you happen to be at Santa’s Village in Huntsville, Alabama, where it snows every 20 minutes! I’m not that surprised, because if anyone can make it snow, it’s the jolly old elf himself.
Santa's Village is truly a magical experience for kids of all ages! You get to see some of Santa’s reindeer, help the elves design the best route for Santa to take to deliver his toys, make crafts at the Toymaker’s Workshop, decorate (and eat!) cookies, and so much more. A definite highlight, of course, is visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus at their home (and he’s still taking requests so bring your lists!) Mrs. Claus also meets the children and reads stories to them. You'll find so many great photo opportunities.
Santa’s Village is located in Huntsville's Alabama’s Constitution Village, a restoration of houses from the 1900s. Each house is dressed up for Christmas with lights and beautiful decorations.
One new attraction to the Village this year is their big screen, which, among other things, shows how children throughout the world celebrate Christmas. And if you need to do some last minute shopping, there’s also a gift shop in the village.
So, if you find yourself in the need of some more Christmas spirit, Santa’s Village should definitely be on your Holiday to-do list! Stop by, and you’ll see why the State of Alabama Bureau of Tourism named it Alabama Event of the Year, and why it was named was a Top Twenty Event by the Southeast Tourism Society!
Santa's Village is open through December 23, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 per person; children under one year old are free. Tickets can be purchased online here. For more information, call 256-564-8100 or visit Santa's Village website or Facebook page.