Communities kick off holiday with parades

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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The Annual Andalusia Christmas Parade is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 2, with the Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. with the parade to follow at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Merry and Bright.”

Line up for the parade will be at the Andalusia High School stadium parking lot and the route will be from the First Baptist Church on East Three Notch Street, through the Court Square, and ending on River Falls Street.

The Grand Marshalls for the parade this year are members of the World Series Champion Andalusia 10U baseball team.

For those that would like to stay home and watch the parade, the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce will be live streaming the parade on their Facebook page.

Simultaneously, the Andalusia Area Chamber will be lining up float and vehicle entries for the annual Christmas parade in the AHS stadium parking lot.

Fans should note that once the parade begins moving from the line-up to East Three Notch at approximately 6:45, traffic will be blocked on First Avenue, part of Third Street, and on Third Avenue. This will include the entrance to the AHS parking lot on the east side (gymnasium side) of Old Main.

Fans are encouraged to make plans to arrive early and find a good spot to watch the parade from.

For more information email Executive Director Laura Wells at or Director of Membership Services Maggie Holmes at

Opp Christmas Parade:

The Opp Christmas Parade is scheduled for Fri., Dec. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street.

This year’s theme is “Christmas is in the Books.”

The lineup will be at Channell-Lee Stadium and only floats, cars, and trucks that are participating in the parade will be allowed to enter through the visitors’ gate at the stadium.

No other vehicles will be allowed through the visitors’ gate.

No people who are not located on/in the floats, cars, or trucks will be allowed through the visitors’ gate.

Following the parade, there will be Cookies, Coloring, and Photos with Santa at the Opp Depot.

Florala Christmas Parade:

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will have a Christmas Parade on Dec. 11.

This year’s theme is “Anything Goes.”

Those participating need to be ready to be placed in the parade lineup by 5:15 p.m. There will be no pre-event registration. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

Florala will also host a “Shop the Blocks” event Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. downtown for the entire family to enjoy. Those participating include Plum Krazy Boutique, Woodpecker Pickles, Paparazzi by Sparkle and Sass, and Scentsy.

For more information call 334-858-6252.

Following is the lineup for the 2021 Andalusia Christmas Parade provided by the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce:

Red – First Baptist Church Parking Lot

Green – Vehicles/Floats at AHS Stadium Parking Lot – Walkers at First Baptist

The lineup starts at 5:30 p.m. Please enter from the back of your designated parking lot.

  1. Andalusia Police Department
  2. Grand Marshall 10U World Series Baseball Team
  3. Alabama State Troopers
  4. Covington County Sherriff’s Department
  5. Luminary Entertainment
  6. City Officials Train
  7. Representative Mike Jones
  8. Ben Bowden
  9. Andalusia Classics and Street Rods
  10. Memolusia AJHS 7th Grade Jaidyn Berry
  11. Memolusia AJHS 7th Trinite Bryant
  12. Junior Miss Memolusia Lexi Stallworth
  13. Memolusia 9th Grade Nataleigh Brown
  14. Memolusia 10th Grade Beauties Catherine Pettie & Olivia Mikel
  15. Smile Fairy Queens
  16. Memolusia 11th Grade Beauty Takia Stoudemire
  17. Memolusia 11th Grade Beauty Emma Taylor
  18. Miss Memolusia Audrey Danford
  19. Andalusia High School Marching Band
  20. Smash Mouth Foods
  21. Buzz Broadband/CEC
  22. Shaw
  23. Josh Carnley for Senate
  24. Pilot Club of Andalusia
  25. Outlaw Realty
  26. All In Credit Union
  27. First Baptist Church
  28. Andalusia Ballet
  29. Southeast Gas
  30. LHC Homecare of South Alabama – Andalusia
  31. Andalusia Marine and Power Sports Inc
  32. Gantt Area Fire Rescue
  33. LBWCC
  34. Hall’s Country Store
  35. Jim Ed Jams
  36. Bonnie Edson Family
  37. Piggly Wiggly
  38. Southern Equipment Company
  39. CCB Community Bank
  40. Meredith’s Miracles
  41. The Company Performance Center
  42. Covington County 4H
  43. Sanders Sound
  44. Mainstreet Family Care
  45. Powersouth Energy Cooperative
  46. The Oaks Family RV Park and Campground
  47. Loango Volunteer Fire Department
  48. Sheila Faulkner
  49. Mae’s Mutts Pet Grooming
  50. Southside Baptist Church
  51. Straughn High School Marching Band
  52. Crusty Baits
  53. Archie’s Custom Car Audio
  54. Walt Massey Andalusia
  55. Voice for Autism Pageant Queens Kaleigh Rae & Kaitlin
  56. Addalyn Boutwell & Isabella Grissett
  57. Covington County Children’s Policy Council
  58. Andalusia Drug Free and Andalusia City Schools Peer Helpers
  59. ADTC
  60. VFW Post 4388
  61. Boggs and Boulders
  62. Boggs and Boulders
  63. Boggs and Boulders
  64. Boggs and Boulders
  65. Lady Braves Fast Pitch Softball
  66. New Song Baptist
  67. Florala High School Marching Band
  68. Andalusia Ford
  69. Dennis Meeks for Sherriff
  70. Miss Pleasant Home Queens
  71. Pleasant Home FFA
  72. King’s Welding and Trailer Repair
  73. Sanford Volunteer Fire Department
  74. Hammett for House Campaign
  75. Covington County Commission
  76. Golden Rule
  77. McDonald’s
  78. Wing Fire Department
  79. South Alabama Regional Airport
  80. Straughn High School Art Guild and Drama Club
  81. Straughn Freshman Cheerleaders
  82. Roger’s Refrigeration
  83. Andalusia Health
  84. H&H Truck and Outdoor
  85. Pugh and Son Inc.
  86. Blake Turman for Sherriff
  87. Blake Turman for Sherriff
  88. Elite Welding and Mechanical LLC
  89. Florala Health and Rehabilitation
  90. Empower Nutrition
  91. West Highland Assembly of God Church
  92. Encompass Home Health
  93. Andalusia Animal Clinic and Pet Resort
  94. Guardian Angel Christian Daycare and Academy
  95. Andalusia Full Gospel
  96. FOXX 107.7
  97. Carter Insulation LLC
  98. Road Mart Tire
  99. Greg White Campaign
  100. Comfort Care Hospice
  101. Coca Cola United
  102. Kindred at Home
  103. Pretty Clean LLC
  104. Dollar General
  105. Nutrition Shack of Andalusia
  106. Opp High School Marching Band
  107. Big Mike’s Steak House
  108. Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department
  109. Southern Engineering Solutions
  110. Howell Insurance Agency/Miss Covington County and Little Miss Covington County
  111. Mary Ann’s Florist
  112. Outhoust Port-A-Potty
  113. Andalusia Medical Group
  114. Covington County Alabama Democratic Conference
  115. Style Studio
  116. Hammond Funeral Home
  117. Kyle Dalton
  118. Marion Starnes DYW
  119. Advanced EMS
  120. Shriners Club
  121. 10U State Soccer Team
  122. AYFL
  123. AYFL
  124. AYFL
  125. AYFL
  126. AYFL
  127. Horse Tambri Shows
  128. Horse Cameron Woods
  129. Sherriff Posse
  130. Andalusia Fire Department/Santa

If you don’t see your entry, please email or at the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce.