WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County’s stocking is stuffed full of Christmas parades and other festive events this December. Read on and don’t miss a one!
The Arley Christmas Parade, hosted by the city and the Arley Women’s Club, is Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Soup with Santa photo opportunity at Meek Schools. All participants are welcome to join the parade with no fee. Line up is at 5 p.m. in the Dollar General parking lot, located on County Road 41 South.
The Bear Creek Christmas Parade is Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. with lineup at 5:30 p.m. in the Phillips Schools parking lot. Anyone is welcome to join the parade with no fee.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Double Springs tree lighting, sponsored by the city, WCHS and Panorama Study Club, starts at 5 p.m. at the Winston County Courthouse. The WCHS band will play, and WCHS’s Queen Merry Christmas will be crowned and will then light the tree.
The Double Springs Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Double Springs Panorama Study Club, is Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. with lineup at 5:15 p.m. in front of Double Springs Elementary School. No traffic other than parade entries will be allowed there after 5:30 p.m. In the interest of improving traffic flow, at the end of the parade, floats and other vehicles will not be allowed to stop at the courthouse square.
Christmas in the Park follows immediately after the parade in the Mike Gilbreath Memorial Park. The park will be deocrated by the Double Springs Study Club, which is sponsoring the event, with lights and painted Christmas cards that will line the fence. Courtesy of both study clubs, Children can meet Santa in the community center next door where refreshments will be served.
The Haleyville Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, is Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. It is part of Haleyville’s Christmas in the City Festival. Participants should line up 30-45 minutes before the start time; floats and other vehicles are to assemble at the elementary school while walking groups should gather behind First Baptist Church off 20th Street.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, Addison hosts Christmas in the Park at Alexander Park, located on County Road 41 North, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy free BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, hot chocolate and other drinks at a covered table; then take a train ride through the park to experience the lights before having a photo made with Santa. The Addison Christmas Parade takes place during this event at 5 p.m. with lineup at 4 p.m. at Addison First Baptist Church, located off Highway 278.
The Lynn Christmas Parade, with a new route of at least four miles, is Saturday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. Lineup is at 5:30 at the Lynn Schools parking lot, and anyone is welcome to join the parade with no fee. This year the parade will move down East Main Street, cross the railroad tracks, proceed back up West Main Steet, and over the tracks to Heck Street, on which it will cross Highway 5 onto Peaceful Acres Road, following it back to Highway 5, then continue onto Long Street and back to the school.
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