“People of Christmas” is the theme of this year’s Arab Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. It’s actually a countywide theme and is part of Alabama’s bicentennial celebration.

The Alabama event is a three-year celebration across the state. Alabama became a U.S. territory in 1817 and became a state in 1819.

The parade is set for Thursday, Dec. 6, and for the seventh year in a row, the parade will travel from North Main Street to South Main Street.

As part of the three-year celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial, 2018 is the “Year of the People.” People of Christmas is to celebrate the people who have shaped the Christmas holiday that we know and love, according to the Arab Chamber.

The only and main is exception is – no one will be allowed to dress as Santa Claus.

The top three floats will win $100, $75 and $50, respectively. Only floats will be judged. There is a $35 entry fee for floats.

The parade will begin at Main Street and Guntersville Road. It will end on South Main Street in front of Snead State Community College.

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