Winter is the season of festivity, hot chocolate, warm clothes, and Christmas shopping! As this time of year approaches, people start making lists of all the things they need to buy during the biggest shopping season of the year.
For folks living in Huntsville, AL, we’ve compiled this list of the best places to go shopping during the Christmas season this year, and even after (you know, for the after-Christmas sales!).
Parkway Place is on top of the list because it’s a full-fledged mall that offers some of the best indoor shopping in the city. It’s nothing if not comfortable, with the climate control and all. It’s home to some of the best mid-market brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Bath & Body Works, Torrid, Dillard’s, etc.
Bridge Street Town Center
The Bridge Street Town Center is located inside the Cummings Research Park at the intersection of the Research Park Blvd and Old Madison Pike, very near I-565. It’s an elegant open-air mall with some of the best brands, restaurants, and even a movie theater that you can dine at while you watch a movie. It’s one of the most popular and attractive shopping spots in the city, with people coming from all over North Alabama to shop there. It even has a merry-go-round, and a Westin Hotel for those who can’t get it all done in one day.
The Shops at Merchants Walk
If you’re looking for a new experience with trendy stores The Shops at Merchants Walk and Merchants Square have you covered. Whole Foods Market, Mountain High Outfitters, Google Fiber Store, and Lululemon are just a small part of the “hip” scene. Some of Huntsville’s best and trendiest restaurants are also located in these two shopping centers (which connect via Bob Wallace Ave).
Valley Bend is one of the largest shopping areas in the city. Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Hobby Lobby are just a few of its many shops. Combine that with a lot of casual dining restaurants and the overall experience is, well, casual. Available parking in front of the stores you visit also makes it convenient. And if you’re into walking you can kill two birds with one stone by just hiking the length of its large outdoor area in the safety and convenience of wide storefront sidewalks.
MidCity District is soon to be the shopping star of Huntsville. But that’s not all. It’s a multi-purpose planned community with residential, office, and retail space all combined into one of the largest real estate projects in the country. This is also where the Orion Amphitheater will usher in a new era for the city. Dave and Buster’s, REI Coop, Trader Joe’s, Top Golf, and Wahlburger are now open with many more attractions on the way.
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