Ultimate Guide to Christmas Parades in Birmingham

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Christmas parades birminghamWho doesn’t love a parade? My family loves going to Christmas parades every year to soak in the atmosphere. Of course, candy and a glimpse of Santa are always great too! Here’s a list of Christmas parades in the Birmingham area.

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The City of Vincent’s Christmas Parade & Celebrations

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Vincent City Hall
25 Florey Street
Vincent, AL 35178 United States
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Join the City of Vincent on November 30th for their Christmas Parade & Celebrations! Pre-Parade activities will begin at 4pm with food trucks & craft vendors & the Parade will begin at 6pm with Post-Parade activities to follow! Enjoy fun holiday giveaways and contests, plus visit with Santa! Be sure to stop by City Hall before the parade starts to get a ticket for the giveaways, for both children and adults! It is going to be lots of fun for the whole family.

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Montevallo Christmas Parade

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Montevallo
Main St.
Montevallo, AL 35115 United States
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Join Montevallo for their annual Christmas Parade! Celebrate the joy of the holidays with your family as you watch beautifully decorated floats pass by. Wave hello to Santa and get ready to welcome in some Christmas cheer.

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Columbiana Christmas Parade

December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Old Mill Square
105 W College St
Columbiana, AL 35051 United States
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The Columbiana Christmas Parade will be on Friday, December 1st. Festivities will start at 5:00 in Old Mill Square Park and on Main Street. There will be food trucks, musical performances, snow in the park, and much more! The parade starts at 7:00pm.

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Pleasant Grove Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pleasant Grove Assembly
611 Pleasant Grove Road
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127 United States
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Save the date for the Pleasant Grove Christmas Parade!

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Alabaster Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Long Lewis Ford Alabaster
1471 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007 United States
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UPDATE: The parade has been postponed due to a threat of bad weather. The Parade begins at Long Lewis Ford and proceeds South to the Alabaster Police Station where the judges platform is located. The parade then turns and goes over the train tracks, past Alabaster Auto, past the Thrift Store shopping center. It ends at the stop sign in front of Southbrook Village on 1st Street Southwest. In order to view all of the Parade entries, you will need to be South of the Milo's Hamburgers building 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!

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Bluff Park Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 10:00 am
Bluff Park Community Park
517 Cloudland Drive
Hoover, AL 35226 United States
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Save the date for the Bluff Park Christmas Parade!

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Morris Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 10:00 am
Town of Morris
Morris, AL 35116 United States + Google Map

Save the date for the Morris Christmas Parade!

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52nd Annual Helena Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 2:00 pm
Old Town Helena
Helena Road
Helena, AL 35022
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Christmas time in Helena is something truly magical to take in. The first weekend of December events pack the streets getting everyone into the Christmas spirit. Friday night residents and visitors alike are treating to music and festivities leading up to the City Christmas Tree Lighting. During this time you can shop craft vendors at the Holiday Market. On Saturday crowds line the streets of Old Town to usher in the annual Christmas Parade. All ages are treated to performances, floats, and much more closing out with Santa hitching a ride on the Fire Truck.

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Calera Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 6:00 pm
Calera Community Center
8560 Highway 31
Calera, AL 35040 United States
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Save the date for the Calera Christmas Parade! This year's theme will be Santa's Workshop.

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Holiday Parade and Party in the Park

December 3 @ 2:00 pm
Liberty Park Middle School
17035 Liberty Parkway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242 United States
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The parade begins at Liberty Park Middle School and concludes with a party in the park at the Liberty Park Sports complex softball fields.

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Pinson Christmas Parade

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pinson Bicentennial Park
4200 Oak St
Pinson, AL 35126
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Save the date for the Pinson Christmas parade!

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City of Warrior Christmas Parade

December 4 @ 7:00 pm
Warrior Ballpark
Warrior, AL 35180 United States + Google Map

Save the date for the Warrior Christmas Parade!

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Homewood Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Star

December 5 @ 6:30 pm
Homewood Public Library
1721 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209 United States
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Join the City of Homewood for our annual Christmas Parade to get into the holiday spirit. The parade will begin at 6:30pm from Homewood Public Library and travel east on Oxmoor Road. Then it will turn left onto 18th Street South, travel under the Christmas star and then turn right onto 29th Avenue. It will then turn left onto 19th Street, travel past city hall and turn left onto 28th Avenue. Visit www.homewoodparks.com for more information

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Gardendale Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Gardendale
Gardendale, AL 35071 United States + Google Map

Save the date for the Gardendale Christmas parade! This year's theme will be Christmas at the Movies.

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Leeds Christmas Parade

December 8 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Leeds
7615 Parkway Dr
Leeds, AL 35094 United States
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Save the date for the Leeds Christmas parade!

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Hueytown Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 10:00 am
First Methodist Church Hueytown
110 Sunset Drive
Hueytown, AL 35023 United States
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Get your jingle bells ready, because the most wonderful time of the year is almost here! The Annual Hueytown Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 9, 2023. Theme:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas.... so get your creative gears turning and bring your best holiday cheer. We can't wait to see the dazzling floats, marching bands, and colorful costumes. Don't forget to turn up the volume and blast your favorite Christmas tunes!

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Westover Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 10:00 am
Westover Parade Start
4419 Old Highway 280
Westover, AL 35147 United States
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Enjoy an array of holiday-themed floats and prepare for lots of fun at Westover’s annual Christmas Parade. There is no better way to ring in the holidays than with a parade outing with friends and family. Starting at Old Highway 280 and ending at Westover Park, this parade is sure to be full of holiday cheer!

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City of Argo Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 10:00 am

Save the date for the Argo Christmas parade!

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Trussville Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 3:00 pm
Historic Downtown Trussville
Parkway Dr
Trussville, AL 35173 United States
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This is a free event for the citizens of Trussville to enjoy. The parade will begin on Parkway Drive. It will turn right onto Highway 11 and right again onto Chalkville Mountain Road. The parade will end after it passes by the Christmas tree at the Mall. Special thanks to Brown Automotive for being the presenting sponsor. This year's parade theme is "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas”. Entries are encouraged but not required to take part in the theme for the float competition. Prizes will be awarded to: Best Interpretation of Theme, Most Original, Most Innovative, Best Overall and Best Walking Group. Several honorable mentions will also be named. **Rain Date: Sunday, December 10 at 3pm

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City of Moody Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 5:00 pm
City of Moody
Moody, AL 35004 United States + Google Map

Save the date for the City of Moody Christmas parade! This year's theme will be No place like Gnome for the Holidays!

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Pelham Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date for the Pelham Christmas parade! The theme will be Christmas Around the World.

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9th Annual Grand Menorah Lighting at The Summit

December 10 @ 4:30 pm
The Summit
214 Summit Blvd Suite 150
Birmingham, AL 35243 United States
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Join us in Saks Plaza for the 9th annual Grand Menorah Lighting at The Summit! Come out and join us for music, latkes, donuts, and Chanukah festivities for the whole family. We'll have music, latkes and donuts, glow-in-the-dark face paint, VR Reality Games, a 360 photo booth, a juggler, light-up balloons, and more! The Grand Menorah Lighting is a collaborative project of the LJCC,Chabad of Alabama, the Birmingham Jewish Foundation - Karl and Gladys LJCC Fund, and the Birmingham Jewish Federation

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Chelsea Christmas Parade

December 16 @ 10:00 am
Chelsea Middle School
2321 CR-39
Chelsea, AL 35043 United States
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Save the date for the Chelsea Christmas parade!

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Kristina is an Alabama native who came to Birmingham in 2005 for college (has it really been 15 years?!). She had lived in Muscle Shoals her whole life up until that point. After graduating from UAB in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a minor in music, she married Paul in 2011. Paul has worked in the tech industry since 2009. Kristina has had several jobs in the area - everything from banking, veterinary medicine and receptionist. She most recently worked from home as low-level tech support. Kristina and Paul had the biggest surprise of their lives when they went in for the first 8-week ultrasound and found out that they were expecting "spontaneous" twins! Everything was going to change already, but they had to multiply it by two! Two girls, Elle and June, were born in July 2019 and nothing has been the same since. Kristina is now a stay-at-home mom to Elle and June and it has been the most rewarding job of all! Kristina, Paul, Elle and June make home in Alabaster, where you can usually find them on the weekends. They like going around to the things in the area, such as shopping and going on walks in the park. The babies are famous - neither Kristina or Paul can go anywhere alone without people asking about the twins!

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