SMOKE ON THE FALLS 2017
Christmas at the Falls - November 24-December 23 & December 26-30 5-9 p.m. 2016
Come celebrate the holiday season with Noccalula Falls and the City of Gadsden at Christmas at the Falls. Enjoy millions of lights throughout the park with spectacular views from the paved walking trails or from the vantage of a ride on the park’s train. During your visit to see the light displays, including several new features, you can stop for activities like cookie decorating, visit the petting zoo, and sip on some hot chocolate. While at Christmas at the Falls don’t miss a visit with Santa Claus, take a picture, and even drop a letter to the North Pole in Santa’s special mailbox at the Old Post Office in the Pioneer Village.
Christmas at the Falls runs nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and kicks off on Thanksgiving evening at 5 p.m. and runs through December 23rd. Tickets can be purchased at the Noccalula Falls Entry Pavilion each day starting at 4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in advance during weekend hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through November 20 at the Entry Pavilion. Tickets for ages 4 and older are $6, 3 and younger are free. Weather conditions can cause the closure of Christmas at the Falls as the train cannot run in inclement weather. Weather closures will be posted on social media channels and can be confirmed by phone at 256-549-4663.
A variety of special events will happen throughout the run of Christmas at the Falls adding further excitement and treats for visitors. The first exciting event will take place November 25th at 4:15 p.m., with the highly anticipated arrival of Santa Claus. Make sure to line up early; the first 100 children get a gift from Jack’s. December 10th will features a visit and musical selections from the Gadsden State Show Band with Ronald McDonald and friends. Mrs. Claus will join the festivities for a special visit and story time at the Pioneer Village, where she’ll read “The Night Before Christmas” at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. Lastly, “Greet the Grinch” will allow visitors to meet the popular character from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” on Nov. 25, Dec. 3, 10,11,17, and 18.
We hope you’ll come join us in celebrating the holiday season and spend an evening at Christmas at the Falls. With more light features, updated displays, a packed calendar and overflowing holiday cheer, we know that you’ll enjoy your visit to Noccalula Falls for “Christmas at the Falls.” For more information and further details call 256-549-4663.
October 14, 2017
The Noccalula Falls Halloween Super Bash is a fantastic family friendly event. We’ll have food vendors, carnival games, inflatables, and of course, trick-or-treating. Wear your costumes to the event and get ready for some classic Halloween favorites like bobbing for apples, Pumpkin toss, homemade slime, and a fortune teller. The regular Noccalula Falls Park attractions will be open and participants will be able to enjoy Halloween themed stops at the Petting Zoo, train ride and more throughout the park.
Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and Children 4 years old or older. Children 3 or younger are admitted free. Season Passes are not valid for this event.
Thousands of bargain-hunters descend on the Park from throughout the U.S. Noccalula Falls Park is the starting point of this 600 plus mile sale that extends into Michigan, also known as the Highway 127 Sale.
August 3-6 2017
Originally, a ''Pig Roast'', the annual event now includes everything from the standard BBQ to ''Live Entertainment'' both Saturday night and Sunday along with an annual ''Charity Ride'' for motorcycle riders. This is a fun event in itself that brings additional ''Charity'' revenue to the cause of the Charity Pig Roast.
OCTOBER 13-14, 2017
Come celebrate the history of the Allis-Chalmers “G” tractor, which once was built in Gadsden. The Weiss Lake Power Association along with the City of Gadsden will present the “G” Roundup Antique Tractor Show. The show will be held at Noccalula Falls Campground. Vendors and all styles of tractors welcome. Admission $5.00
This event is a continuation of an ongoing show that had been held at Noccalula Falls Park and Campground for 25 years. This show hosts more than 300 vendors with vintage car parts, memorabilia, and other car items for sale or trade. There are also plenty of spectacular vehicles on display. Vendors and music will add to the festival atmosphere.
Join the many families and friends who have made a tradition of coming together for this wonderful event.
Gates are open 8-5 everyday with admission is $3.00 (children 3 and younger free) Proceeds go to the Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
June 9-11th 2017
Barbarian Challenge June 17th 2016
Thrill-seeking athletes who are not afraid of getting muddy, wet, or pushed to the limit will be taking part in Gadsden’s Barbarian Challenge- a several mile obstacle course run through Noccalula Falls Park.
The course consists of over 25 natural and man-made obstacles up and down Lookout Mountain including rope climbs, mud pits, creek crossings, and hill climbs. Some obstacles have names, like the Weave, the Sternum Checker, or Cal’s Cliff. Costumes of all kinds are encouraged.
The Barbarian Challenge is for those 12 and older and participants can compete individually or as a team. Anyone under the age of 15 must have their parent or guardian present to sign a consent waiver and run with them. In addition to the race, there will be music and food vendors selling barbarian-inspired food.