This Alabama weather has us scratching our heads as usual. Nevertheless… winter has arrived, and we are determined to make winter 2020 in Huntsville fun – cooperative weather is optional.
#1 – Go to the new Mars Music Hall
The brand new Mars Music Hall is opened on January 3, 2020 with a sold out Jason Isbell show. But no other shows are sold out, and they have acts scheduled all the way through April. Go to a show and check out the new venue!
#2 – Laugh at a Comedy Show
Huntsville is turning into quite the comedy locale. Hit up one of these local places and get your laugh on!
- Stand Up Live Huntsville
- Shenanigans Comedy Theatre
- Homegrown Comedy @ Straight to Ale
- Epic Comedy Hour @ Barking Dog Theater
If we missed anyone, let us know and we’ll add it in.
#3 – Take a Hike
A hike with no snakes, mosquitos, gnats or stifling humidity? That sounds too good to be true, but it’s not at all… if you hike in the winter that is.
Looking for a park or greenway near you? We have a directory for that!
#4 – Try out the Downtown Coffee Trail
During the chilly weather, a warm cup of coffee can do just the trick! Visit one of these 10 different locations to pick up a passport. Then you can visit all 10 locations and receive a stamp. Finally, you’ll get an awesome new “Coffee Trail” mug at the end of your quest. It’s the perfect winter activity.
- Alchemy Coffee (Coming Soon to Downtown)
- Honest Coffee Roasters
- Piper & Leaf
- Offbeat Coffee Studio
- Sugar Belle
- Olde Towne Coffee
- Gold Sprint
- The KaffeeKlatsch
- Pizzelle’s Confections
- The Moon Bake Shop
#5 – Take the Pup for a Walk through the Garden
Have you been to the Huntsville Botanical Garden? This winter, January 18 – February 29th, is their annual Beaks and Barks Festival. This is one of the only times dogs are allowed into the Garden to explore and play in the “No Leash Zone.”
Bird enthusiasts also visit the Garden during this festival because it is a great time for bird watching and the Backyard Bird Count.
#6 – Find Your Wine Spot
Whether you are looking for the perfect girls night out, romantic venue, or dinner for one – now is the time to find that favorite location for evening drinks and memories. We know a few places to help you get started! Grape Escape – Wine in Huntsville.
#7 – Go to the Planetarium
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center has created an exciting schedule in the Planetarium including daytime and evening shows, full dome movies and fun educational events for all ages! Get a little perspective this winter and take a quick look at science and the universe.
#8 – Play Trivia
Ready for some friendly competition? Try one of the local trivia nights! Huntsville has so many to offer. Check out our Calendar for some great options, but here are just a few to get you started!
Crash Course Astronomy Trivia January 24th @ Space and Rocket Center
BrainBlast Trivia January 27th @ MELT
Trivia Tuesdays with Fire & Spice January 28th @ Fractal Brewing
Office Trivia January 22nd @ Blue Pants
#9 – Try Axe Throwing
Pull out the flannel and grab an axe! There are two great locations in Huntsville to try out axe throwing – whether your alone, on a date, or with a group of friends!
Civil Axe Throwing
Bad Axe Throwing
#10 – Visit The View
Burritt on the Mountain has the most incredible View. During the winter months, with the trees bare, is the perfect time to see Huntsville from a-top the Mountain! Visit The View, explore Burritt on the Mountain, you can even hike a trail or two.
#11 – Purchase Local Art
It’s a great time to decorate your home for the year with new and interesting art! Check out these locations to find the perfect piece for you
Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment
Little Green Store and Gallery
Carole Foret Fine Art
Huntsville Art Museum Gift Store
Art and Soul
Josie’s Gift Shop
Harrison Brothers Hardware
Shop at the Park
#12 – Take a Shot
Is it time to visit the range for some practice shooting? Bullet and Barrel has an indoor range, training classes, and a fully stocked retail store for all your firearm, hunting, and sporting accessories.