“The Stories 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 tomorrow (Thursday), and for the eighth year in a row, the parade will travel from North Main Street to South Main Street.

For those in the parade – no one is 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 that want to be judged.

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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