Christmas parades set throughout county

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With only 63 days until Christmas, local chambers of commerce and cities are planning their annual Christmas parades.

The City of Andalusia will hold its parade Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., in downtown Andalusia.

This year’s theme is Christmas in Candyland: Snow in South Alabama.

Entry fee is $25 for each commercial entry and $10 for each non-profit.

Deadline to submit an application is Nov. 26.

Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chrissie Duffy said around 100 participants usually take part in the festivities.

“New this year, we will have a 5K race that will lead off the parade,” she said. “It is sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club. Participants will wear Christmas lights.”

Additionally, Andalusia’s first “snow” of the season will occur that night.

“It will snow when they light the Christmas tree and then again before Santa comes.”

To promote Andalusia, the city and Chamber are working together to put snow machines on the Square for the season.

The City of Opp’s Christmas parade will be held Fri., Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Joys of Christmas.”

Applications are available at the Opp and Covington County Chamber of Commerce.

“The theme this year will give people the freedom to express what brings them joy at Christmas,” said Emilee Gage of the chamber.

There is a $10 entry fee.

Red Level will hold its Christmas parade Sat., Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.

Town officials said there is no entry fee for the event, but the deadline to register is Dec. 1 by 5 p.m.

Florala’s Christmas parade is set for Dec. 13.  Entry forms are due to the Chamber by Dec. 6. For more information, call the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce at 858-6252.