Can’t-Miss Holiday Events in Huntsville

Our hometown gets holly-jolly every year with a host of seasonal festivals and events. Don’t let the most wonderful time of the year pass by without getting your fair share of good cheer! To celebrate the holiday season, consider taking part in as many of these holiday events in Huntsville as you can.

holiday events in huntsville

Houston Family Christmas
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 2, visit the Houston Family Homestead in all its decked-out, Christmas glory. This special event highlights how the Houston family celebrated the season with fun demonstrations, tasty refreshments, and family-friendly activities.

Main Street Christmas Fair
One of our favorite holiday events in Huntsville also falls on Dec. 2 this year. On the first weekend in December, head to downtown Huntsville for the annual Christmas Fair. Shop for art, gifts, and enjoy delicious treats from dozens of vendors. Watch your kids delight in playing in real snow, and get your annual Santa’s-lap snapshot while supporting Huntsville’s local businesses.

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo
Make the drive down to the big city for the annual Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo, running from Nov 18 through Jan. 14. Zoo Lights combine beautiful, animal-themed holiday decorations with delicious dining and drinks, so whether you’re going on a romantic date or taking the whole family, you’re bound to have a merry time!

If you need a new sleigh for rounding up those pretty packages and carting around all those little helpers, visit Wiesner of Huntsville today. We have a wide selection of family vehicles, from full-size and compact SUVs to mid-size sedans.

Cultural and Historical Huntsville Attractions

Huntsville, Texas is filled with tons of cultural activities that hearken back to the city’s rich history. Historical Huntsville attractions include everything from memorial museums and old, preserved architecture to a historic cemetery that hosts ghost tours. Are you ready to experience the blast from the past this city has to offer? Take your friends and family out to the following awesome activities.

historical huntsville attractions

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Huntsville Cultural District: This is the place to go when you’re looking for historic attractions, no matter what it is. The homes of many old, wealthy families are here, along with several art centers and galleries showcasing Huntsville’s heritage.

Gibbs-Powell House Museum: Also referred to as the Walker County Historical Museum, this house was formerly owned by businessman Thomas Gibbs and has grown into a recognized historical landmark of Texas. It also features many donated historical artifacts.

Huntsville Ghost Tours: Starting at 9 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter, ghost tours occur every Thursday and Friday and begin at historic Oakwood Cemetery. It’s just $5 per child and $12 per adult.

There are many more historical Huntsville attractions besides these. Why not head down to the cultural district to explore? We at Wiesner of Huntsville stand by the rich heritage of our community and encourage everyone to explore what it has to offer.

Chevrolet’s Youth Sports Programs Get Support from Top Athletes

Since 2006, Chevrolet’s youth sports programs have been encouraging young people and helping communities. The Chevy Youth Baseball program started in 2006 and the Youth Soccer program followed in 2010.

This year, both programs will get a boost from world-class athletes. Supporting the baseball program will be MLB All-Star and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The soccer program will get the benefit of gold medalist and soccer champion Alex Morgan.

Chevrolet’s youth sports programs

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“At Chevrolet, we celebrate the power of play and the positive effect it has on kids, families, and communities,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Partnering with Andrew McCutchen and Alex Morgan allows us to share their expertise and passion for their individual sports and demonstrate to children everywhere that with perseverance and dedication anything is possible.”

In the baseball program, participating leagues can receive equipment and sponsorship grants from Chevrolet to help their programs grow and succeed. Chevrolet has donated more than 135,000 equipment kits and supported more than 6.7 million young children all over the United States in the past 11 years.

For the soccer program, Chevrolet also donates equipment as well as providing access to instructional clinics. Since 2010, Chevy has donated more than 6,200 equipment kits.

Here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we love seeing Chevrolet reach out to our youth to help them succeed.

Why Do We Love Willis?

Why We Love Willis - Wiesner of Huntsville

  • Willis is right next to Lake Conroe, where you can rent a boat for a day on the lake. You can also have dinner and dance on the water by hopping on a Southern
    Empress Cruise.
  • It’s near the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest for those that need their nature fix or want to go for a nice hike, bike, or camping trip.
  • Speaking of camping, Willis is home to several campgrounds, with Sunset Harbor Resort, the Landing, and Thousand Trails just to name a few.
  • Who doesn’t love the Gator Motorplex – stop by on a Saturday night with the family for a fun night of racing entertainment!
  • Want to hit some pristine greens and test your swing? Look no further than the Texas National Golf Course on Club House Drive.
  • If there isn’t enough time to go camping but you still want to enjoy the great outdoors, Willis is also home to many parks, including Charles Traylor Park and Pine Circle Park among others.
  • Rich with history, Willis, Texas became a community when the Great Northern Railroad decided to run a track from Houston to Chicago. The Willis brothers donated their land in 1870 to the railroad and soon saw a prosperous community develop. The main crops of the time included tobacco, cash crops of cotton, watermelons, and tomatoes. By 2020, Willis will be celebrating 150 years of establishment!
  • Let’s not forget about the Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell. Willis is hometown to the “Southern Boy,” who also attended Sam Houston State University!
  • Willis is also home to the Hidden Gem Diner… no explanation needed.

Come Enjoy the Walker County Butterfly Festival This October

Fall is the time of year when monarch butterflies pass through Texas on their way to Mexico. They’ll remain there for the winter until they return north in the spring. The Master Gardeners of Walker County welcome all of Huntsville, Texas and surrounding areas to join them in celebrating this annual event at the upcoming Walker County Butterfly Festival. Aside from educational looks at the beautiful monarch butterflies, visitors will also find tons of fun activities for the whole family. Best of all – it’s a free event!

Walker County Butterfly Festival

The festival will take place on October 22nd from 8 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon, so make sure you get up early to make the most of your day. The main event will be the monarchs themselves, which will be captured, tagged, and released so they can continue their long journey, but other activities on the schedule include educational speakers, crafts for the kids, and more.

Additionally, if you have a green thumb, the Walker County Butterfly Festival will be a great place for you to go. The Master Gardeners are experts on all things green and can give you advice on when and what to plant in your own garden. Plus, lots of plants will be going on sale at noon, so make sure you get your hands on a new, leafy friend before you leave.