See Pictures From The First Talladega Christmas On The Square


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The City of Talladega did something very smart!  They closed down three sides of the Talladega downtown square for three days, and turned the closed down areas into a Christmas wonderland event!  One side had many vendors who were ready to sell their goods for a perfect Christmas gift.  One side had a Santa’s workshop where kids could build things, and there were several food trucks available as well.  And one side had Santa Claus visits, Christmas carols, a tubing slide, a giant Christmas tree, and more!

Let’s not forget the Ritz Theater who was playing classic Christmas movies throughout the event, and downtown businesses along the square who were open and ready to sell stuff as well.  This was all a part of the first annual Talladega’s Christmas on the Square.  I thought what Talladega did was brilliant!  Events like this is what brings communities together!  I hope other towns will do something similar to what Talladega did during the 2017 Christmas season.

Below, enjoy some pictures from this event.  Hopefully it will be back for the 2017 Christmas season!  Learn more at: http://christmasintalladega.com/

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Learn How You Can Ice Skate In Railroad Park In Brrrmingham


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In Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham, if you enjoy the cold and Winter season, like I do, you can lace up some skates and enjoy the downtown high-rise buildings on an ice skating rink!  That’s right, an ice skating rink!  Birmingham has turned into Brrrmingham!

Open through January 16th, the 50′ x 70′ outdoor rink is located on Railroad Park’s 17th Street Plaza for all to enjoy. The rink is open seven days a week, including Christmas and New Years. The Boxcar is fully stocked with hot chocolate and other cold weather fare. Railroad Park is also hosting birthday parties, holiday parties, and corporate gatherings at the rink.

The park will also host different theme nights open to the public, including “Tacky Sweater Night,” “UAB Blazer Night,” “Neon Night,” etc.  Tickets are $10 per person for a 2 hour session on the rink including the skate rental!  Two hour sessions begin at 11 am on weekdays and 10 am on Friday and Saturday.

Here is a short video and pictures I took at the rink.  No, I don’t know how to skate and will not risk falling over multiple times!  Learn more at: http://railroadpark.org/iceskating.php

Ice skating at Railroad Park, it's Brrrrmingham tonight!

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Pictures And Video From The 2016 Heflin Alabama Christmas Parade


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The last Christmas parade I covered for the 2016 season involves the parade in Heflin, Alabama.  This parade featured the White Plains and Cleburne County marching bands, a ton of parade floats, and plenty of firefighters and horses, plus more!  Enjoy the video and pictures below!

Pictures And Video From The 2016 Anniston Alabama Christmas Parade


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Here is another Christmas parade post!  This time its the Anniston Christmas Parade along Noble Street in downtown Anniston.  The parade had the Ohatchee, White Plains, Wellborn, and Anniston marching bands.  The parade also had The Donoho School and Faith Christian School featured.  The parade also had plenty of great floats, an Michael Jackson impersonator, an Elf impersonator, and much more!

Enjoy the video and pictures below!

See Pictures From The Noccalula Christmas At The Falls 2016


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Each year, the City of Gadsden puts on a major Christmas light show at Noccalula Falls Park.  Enjoy riding the train or stroll through the park and experience the lights and sounds of the season. During your stroll enjoy over a million lights, the Christmas Story, photos with Santa (until Christmas), cookies decorating, sipping hot chocolate, visit the petting zoo, Christmas ornament decorations, and more!

The event has been extended until December 30th or the week between Christmas and the New Year.  Admission is $6 per person, and includes most of the activities in the park like riding the train.  Learn more at: http://www.greatergadsden.com/event/christmas-at-the-falls-4/

Enjoy the pictures!