Christmas on the Coosa: Gadsden 21-Day Ice Skating Extravaganza

Christmas on the Coosa: Looking for a delightful holiday adventure in Alabama? Explore Gadsden!

Get ready for “Christmas on the Coosa,” a 21-day winter wonder with ice skating starting on December 2nd.

Downtown Gadsden transforms with a 3,000 sq ft outdoor ice-skating rink, allowing up to 85 skaters aged 3 and above to enjoy a Rockefeller Center-like experience. The synthetic rink offers the charm of ice skating in warmer weather. Admission is $12, inclusive of specially designed skates. Skate helpers are available for an extra fee.

Hallmark movie-like in Gadsden”

“It’s beginning to feel like a Hallmark movie is coming to Gadsden. We are inviting everyone to come experience ice skating over the Coosa River, and while you’re here, you may want to visit Christmas at the Falls or take a carriage ride through downtown. This season, we want residents and visitors to make lifelong memories in Gadsden!” By Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford

The festive atmosphere extends beyond the ice rink:

  • Daily presence of food trucks, crafters, and vendors
  • Polar Bear Club with life-sized polar bear statues and Instagram-worthy props
  • Special appearances by Santa Claus, the Grinch, and Cindy Lou Who
  • Christmas at the Falls experience in Gadsden’s Noccalula Falls Park and Campground, adorned with over a million Christmas lights
  • Historic Gadsden Carriage Tours, offering horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown

Christmas on the Coosa

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To secure a spot at the ice rink, grab your tickets for family and friends on the City of Gadsden, Alabama website starting November 1, 2023.

The ice rink operates:

  • Monday to Friday: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Don’t miss out—the Christmas on the Coosa ice rink bids farewell on December 23rd.