Christmas Parade

2020 Alabaster Christmas Parade



  • Date:  Saturday, Dec. 5
  • Time:  10:00 AM
  • Location:  Highway 31 South
Organized and Directed by Alabaster City Personnel

Parade Theme


"Alabaster Celebrates Our 2020 Hometown Heroes"

Our Hometown Heroes will include Police, Fire, Educators and Medical Personnel.

IMPORTANT


Due to the ever changing world of COVID, please check back periodically for any changes that may be made to our Parade and/or Registration.

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


The viewing area for spectators has been extended as Social Distancing is highly encouraged this year. In order to view all of the Parade entries, you will need to be South of US Title Loans & Payday Loans as that's the last staging area for Parade entries. The first lot available for viewing is Ponder Plaza (Chubbfathers, Beauty Nails & Spa, Alfa Insurance).

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

Children


Please supervise young children at all times during the Parade so no one runs out into the street and risks possible injury by a vehicle.

Port-a-lets


There will be Port-a-lets along the Parade route for your convenience at or near the following locations:
  • One Handicap Accessible beside the old Annex Building (behind the Police Station across from the RR tracks)
  • Two in the Buddy's BBQ area including one Handicap Accessible
  • Two at the Industrial Road intersection (former Krystal) including one Handicap Accessible
  • One the area of Wayne's Auto Sales

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
 
  1. Registration Guidelines
  2. On-Line Registration
  3. Walk-in Registration
  4. Contact

Registration Information - Revised 11/3/2020 - 2020 PDF



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