December 2023 e-newsletter for Council Member David Little
December 2023 e-newsletter for Council Member David Little
From the desk of Council Member David Little, District 2
David Little poses for a photo with his wife and family.
Happy Holidays to You
In this season of thanks and holiday spirit, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for your kindness, comments and feedback over the past 12 months. It is truly an honor to serve you on the City Council, and I look forward to meeting more District 2 residents next year.
For me, the holidays are a time of reflection on the beauty of traditions that transcend generations. Whether it's the holiday food or the decorations, countless timeless rituals create a tapestry of memories that is the fabric of our lives. Here are some of my personal favorites:
  • Favorite holiday food(s): Chocolate covered cherries and cornbread dressing
  • Favorite holiday song: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  • Favorite holiday movie: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
  • Favorite holiday tradition: Riding around with my family looking at Christmas lights
  • The best thing about celebrating the holidays in Huntsville:  All of my family lives here. There’s also the Galaxy of Lights, Tinsel Trail, Luminaries.
As we look ahead, we see the new year as a blank canvas awaiting the brushstrokes of new opportunities. I predict Huntsville’s star will shine even brighter in 2024.
Wishing you and your family a holiday season filled with love, laughter, and cherished traditions.
David Little and Family
A person drives while their phone is held up. There is a car approaching in the opposite direction.
Ordinance Takes Effect Jan. 1
The City’s upgraded hands-free ordinance goes into effect on Jan. 1. Drivers will have a six-month grace period as Huntsville Police Officers are trained on implementation and the City educates the public on the importance of this safety measure.
As a reminder, the current no-text ordinance will become a primary offense, allowing officers to stop a driver when they see a violation and issue a citation. In the coming weeks, look for materials from the City on how this law will be enforced and what you can do to make our roadways safer.
This is meaningful legislation to me as I know firsthand the dangers of texting and driving. It is my hope that it saves lives and prevents serious injuries. 
Learn More
A graphic promoting the Big Spring Jingle in Big Spring Park on Dec. 8
Big Spring Jingle 
Huntsville Parks & Recreation will host the inaugural Big Spring Jingle at Big Spring Park Friday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. Featuring music, dancing, holiday-themed lights and a visit from Santa, there's truly something for everyone. Those who have special needs or sensory disorders are invited to attend from 4-5 p.m. to enjoy lower sound volumes and no line to visit Santa. It should be a great event!
Check It Out
Trees at the Tinsel Trail are covered with Snow. The Huntsville mural with rocket is in the background.
'It's Christmastime in the City'
There are plenty of events happening downtown this holiday season, from Big Spring Jingle and the annual Christmas Parade to Skating in the Park, Tinsel Trail and more! Visit City Blog to see a comprehensive roundup of fun holiday events the whole family can enjoy.
Read the Blog
Councilman Little shares a laugh with a volunteer at the 2023 One Table event in Big Spring Park
One Table Huntsville
My family and I had a wonderful time attending the annual One Table Huntsville, a free citywide Thanksgiving lunch hosted by Village of Promise and presented by Target. It’s always great to see people from diverse backgrounds sitting down for a meal in Big Spring Park, and it really puts you in the holiday spirit. A big kudos to the hard-working volunteers who served all those who attended. 
Monte Sano Civic Association members listen to Council Member David Little speak
Public Appearances
Thanks to the Monte Sano Civic Association for inviting me to speak on Nov. 13. It provided an opportunity to talk about upcoming developments and the hands-free ordinance. My thanks to Huntsville Police Officers Michael Tucker and Whitney Somerville who shared holiday crime prevention tips and explained the Community Watch Program.
A young girl catches snowflakes on her tongue. She's wearing a wool hat and pink scarf.
Beat the Winter Blues
Looking for a something to do on those cold dreary days? If you’ve never checked out any of the City's Parks & Recreation facilities and programs, it’s a great time to start! The 2023 Winter Program Guide is filled with more than 100 activities for residents of all ages, from athletics to arts and crafts. Best of all – most are free to the public.
See the Guide
Dec: 7: City Council Meeting, City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 8: Big Spring Jingle, Big Spring Park, 5 p.m.

Dec. 21: City Council Meeting, City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 25: Municipal Offices Closed for Christmas

Jan. 1: Municipal Offices Closed for New Year’s Day

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