Christmas Parade

2017 Alabaster Christmas Parade


  • Date:  Saturday, Dec. 2
  • Time:  10:00 AM
  • Location:  Highway 31 South
Organized and Directed by Alabaster City Personnel.

Parade Theme


To Be Announced


Registration for Parade Participants


Oct. 16 thru Nov. 3

NOTE:  Absolutely NO registrations accepted after November 3.
  1. Registration Guidelines
  2. On-Line Registration
  3. Walk-in/Mail-in Registration
  4. Contact
2017 Registration Info Document - coming in Oct.

Fees
: There is no charge to participate in the Parade.

Who can register:  Anyone can submit an application to participate in the parade; however, the City of Alabaster reserves the right to refuse any Person/Organization participation in the parade.

Restrictions:  
 - No dirt bikes allowed.
 - No live Santa's allowed.  The only Santa in the parade will be riding on an Alabaster fire truck.
 
Policies:
We ask all participants to decorate their float/vehicle in relation to the parade theme, and have plenty of candy to throw to the spectators.

Awards:
A Santa trophy will be awarded for each of the following categories:
 - Best Use of Theme
 - Most Creative
 - Most Entertaining
 - Best Holiday Spirit
 - Best Walking Entry  

Route


  1. The parade begins at Ernest McCarty Ford.
  2. Proceeds South to the Alabaster Police Station where the judges platform is located.
  3. Turns and goes over the train tracks, past Alabaster Auto, past the Thrift Store shopping center.
  4. It ends at the stop sign in front of Southbrook Village on 1st Street Southwest.


Spectators


In order to view all of the parade entries, you will need to be South of Faith Consignment across from the 1022 Tower.

NOTE:  Candy will be thrown along the parade route. Please do not enter Highway 31 to retrieve candy as that creates a dangerous situation!


Lane Closing

 
Southbound traffic on Highway 31 will be rerouted to the Northbound side at 9:15 AM.
Highway 31 North will become two lanes for North and Southbound traffic.

Weather


We will be monitoring the weather. The parade will occur whether it's rain or shine unless conditions become unsafe for parade participants and spectators.
If the parade has to be cancelled, it will not be made up.
 
Rain-Out Line: 205-378-4055