Tinsel Trail To Open Friday In Downtown Huntsville, Skating Up And Running

Posted on: 3:33 pm, November 27, 2013, by , updated on: 07:19pm, November 27, 2013

Forget all that meteorological stuff, this is the real moment where fall meets winter.

The fowl give thanks they weren’t born turkeys.

The trees die of envy that they weren’t born for Christmas.

The day before Thanksgiving, Big Spring Park crawls with people purposefully rolling over one season into the next.

The Tinsel Trail features over two-hundred Christmas trees, some of the first in the city.

More than one decorator told us they were putting up their first tree of the year in the park, even beating out their own at home.

The trail opens officially to visitors on Friday, and it keeps going until the first of next year.

It’s the third year for the Tinsel Trail.  Officials tell us last year the free attraction drew more than 32,000 visitors.

While you’re downtown in Huntsville, you can also check out Skating in the Park, which has already started.  It runs seven-days-a-week for varying hours through January 5th.  You can find the full schedule and info here.

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  • WHNT News 19 anchor, Greg Screws, does a live shot for the noon newscast from the Tinsel Trail.

  • WHNT News 19's David Kumbroch shoots the live shot for Greg Screws.

  • It takes a team to decorate our tree. (l-r: Receptionist Sherri Russell & Interactive Sales Director Loni Cleve)

  • WHNT News 19's Beth Jett gets into the decorating.

  • WHNT News 19 anchor Michelle Stark and baby, Jane, braved the frigid temperatures.

  • WHNT News 19's Greg Screws got stuck with lighting detail.

  • WHNT News 19 General Manager Stan Pylant assembles the digital antenna which will serve as the tree topper.

  • WHNT News 19 News Director Denise Vickers & anchor Greg Screws.

  • The WHNT News 19 Tree at the Tinsel Trail.

  • The WHNT News 19 Tree celebrates the station's 50th anniversary which is on November 28, 2013.

  • Vintage images to celebrate WHNT News 19's 50th anniversary.

  • WHNT News 19 General Manager Stan Pylant & anchor Greg Screws.

  • Part of the station decorating team (l-r: News Director Denise Vickers, Reporter Beth Jett, Interactive Sales Director Loni Cleve)

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