The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Tinsel Trail?
The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the month of December. An anticipated 300 will trees decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. This includes large flagship trees and the City of Huntsville tree.
Where is it located?
Tinsel Trail is located in Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville.
Who organizes this event?
The Tinsel Trail was originally founded as a project of The Downtown Forty-Seven, an organization whose mission was to encourage, support, and promote the ongoing cultural, aesthetic, social and economic vitality of the downtown area of Huntsville, Alabama.
Tinsel Trail is now a project of Downtown Huntsville, Inc., an organization responsible for the revitalization of Downtown Huntsville through unique events, interesting promotions, and dynamic new and redeveloped properties.
Who decorates the trees?
Each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group or family, and decorated by its sponsor. Trees can have themes that match the company’s mission, or sometimes they’re just totally unique! Each tree has a sign with the sponsor and decorator’s names.
How can I participate?
Sponsoring a tree is a great way to market your business, boost employee morale, and just be creative. Visit the Sponsor a Spruce page for details about our sponsorship program.
Tree sponsorships are available for the price of $250, or $800 for a flagship tree at one of the Trail entrances.
If you’d like to support our initiative, but don’t have time to decorate a tree just let us know and we’ll donate your tree to a worthy nonprofit organization.
If your organization would like to be considered as a nonprofit decorator please submit our nonprofit inquiry form to get on the waiting list for a sponsored tree. These trees are subject to availability, but we'll do our best to accommodate all requests.
What payment options do I have for sponsoring a tree?
We encourage sponsors to utilize our easy online Sponsor a Spruce process, where you can place your order and securely pay with your credit card in just a few short steps. If you prefer to mail a check, please contact us and a Tinsel Trail representative will contact you. After receiving your payment, we'll reserve your tree and you will be good to go! Trees will not be reserved until payment is received.
How many years has the Tinsel Trail been presented downtown?
This will be Tinsel Trail's 7th year.
When does the Tinsel Trail open & how long does it last?
It opens Thursday, November 23, 2017 and closes January 2, 2018.
Do I have to pay to enter the Tinsel Trail?
No. This is a FREE community event.
What are the hours of the Tinsel Trail?
The Tinsel Trail is open to the public daily until midnight. Trees are lit from dusk until midnight each night.
Where can I park to access the Tinsel Trail?
There is metered street parking along Williams Avenue and Church Street. There are also parking garages at: Summit/PNC building (Church St.), Von Braun Center (Monroe St).
Have more questions? Contact us and a Tinsel Trail representative will respond shortly.