City of Prattville's Christmas Events Announced

November 18, 2009


Contact: Kellie Cook,  334-358-0297


The City of Prattville has announced that this year’s Christmas tree lighting will be held on Thursday, December 3, beginning at 5 p.m. In addition to the tree lighting, there will be a “Winter Wonderland” at Heritage Park. Santa Claus will make a special appearance with his elves and life-size sleigh. The fountain will be transformed into a “Candy Cane” fountain with candy canes available for the children.  Shoppers can also take advantage of the holiday shopping hours at the downtown merchants.

There will be various performances including the Centre for the Performing Arts, Mann Dance, as well as the Prattville Pops and the Prattville Community Chorus.  The public is invited to attend this holiday traditional event.

The annual Christmas parade will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th. Bobby Jon Drinkard, former castmate on the CBS reality show Survivor, will serve as this year’s grand marshal.  This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays,” and serves as a kickoff for Alabama Tourism's 2010 Year of Small Towns and Downtowns.  Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their entries in keeping with the theme.

The parade route will begin at the Autauga County Courthouse, turning left onto 4th Street. The entries will then turn left onto Washington and right onto Wetumpka Street. The parade will then turn right onto Northington Street and continue to Main Street, where the entries will travel through the downtown area. The parade will end at the Autauga County Courthouse.

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

Applications for this year’s parade are available on the event page. 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 or visit the event page.