City of Prattville’s upcoming Christmas events

City Council float in last year's Prattville Christmas parade - Photo by Marc Parker
City Council float in last year's Prattville Christmas parade - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – The City of Prattville has announced that this year’s Christmas tree lighting will be held on Thursday, December 3, beginning at 5:00 PM.

In addition to the tree lighting, the “Winter Wonderland,” starring Santa Claus, elves, and life-size sleigh can be found at Heritage Park. Candy canes will be available at the fountain for the children and holiday shopping hours begin with the downtown merchants. Entertainment will be provided by the Centre for the Performing Arts, Mann Dance, the Prattville Pops, and the Prattville Community Chorus.

Prattville’s annual Christmas parade will take place at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 5. Bobby Jon Drinkard, a Troy University alumni and former contestant on Survivor: Palau and Survivor: Guatemala, will be the grand marshal. Drinkard is currently the host and producer of a statewide television show broadcast in Alabama called On the Job.

This year’s parade theme is “Home for the Holidays,” and serves as a kickoff for the 2010 year of the Small Towns and Downtowns. Participants are encouraged to decorate their entries in keeping with the theme.

“This is a magical time of the year and we are very excited about our Christmas tree lighting and our annual parade,” said Special Events Director Kellie Cook. “These are family traditions that the City prides itself on each year.”

Applications for the parade are available online at The fee is $30 per entry with a business having no more than two entries. Applications are due no later than Friday, November 27, and space is limited. For more information, call the Special Events Office at 358-0297.

Article by Melissa Parker

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