Parade to kick off 'Christmas in Talladega'
by Chris Norwood
Nov 20, 2013 | 1136 views |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 2013 Talladega Christmas Parade will begin Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., covering a stretch of Battle Street between Johnson Ave. and Spring Street, according to a release from the parade committee. All information and registration forms can be picked up at the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s grand marshall will be Dr. John Mascia, president of the Alabama Institutes for Deaf and Blind, according to the release.

This year’s parade will also include a home-made float competition. “We already have several committed and would like to see more enter,” according to the release. “Clubs, schools, church youth groups (and others) are welcome and encouraged to enter.”

For those without the time available for a homemade float, professionally built floats are still available for sale. “Contact Kim Brewer at 256-761-2299 for float sizes, designs and costs,” the release says.

The parade will also serve as the kickoff for the chamber’s Christmas in Talladega. Events being planned for the week include lighting the square, Christmas caroling, Santa’s Work Shop, Christmas movies at the Ritz Theater, business open houses, coffee at the Presbyterian Home for Children, hot chocolate on the square and a finale after Santa leaves to return to the North Pole.

For more information, please contact the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce at 256-362-9075.