‘Visions of Christmas’ to illuminate downtown as parade returns Dec. 14
It’s that time of year again when Hartselle transforms into a winter wonderland, and the enchanting Hartselle Christmas Parade is set to make its grand return Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Organized by the Hartselle Kiwanis Club, this year’s parade promises to be a dazzling celebration of the holiday season with the theme “Visions of Christmas.”
A beloved tradition in the City of Southern Hospitality, the Hartselle Christmas Parade is a spectacle that brings the community together in the spirit of joy and togetherness. The “Visions of Christmas”
This year, the parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., allowing families, friends and neighbors to gather under the night sky and immerse themselves in the magic of the season. The parade route will wind through the heart of downtown Hartselle, beginning at Railroad Street and traveling down Main Street from J.P. Cain stadium.
Floats and participants in the parade are gearing up to showcase their unique interpretations of the theme. “Visions of Christmas” opens the door to a world of creative possibilities, from traditional scenes of Santa and reindeer to more contemporary or whimsical depictions of the holiday. Spectators can anticipate a visual feast of colors, lights and imaginative designs, as participants compete for recognition as the most captivating “Vision of Christmas.” Floats from nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals, tractors and antique cars (which must be decorated) are encouraged. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best floats.
Santa Claus, of course, will make a special appearance during the parade, heralding the arrival of the holiday season. Children and families will have the opportunity to see Santa and maybe even share their own visions of Christmas with him.
In addition to the floats, bands, and Santa’s visit, the parade will feature marching bands, local dance troupes, community organizations and more. The streets will come alive with the sounds of holiday music and caroling, and parade-goers can look forward to the sweet tradition of candy canes and other treats distributed by parade participants.
While the parade is free to attend, the entry fee for participants is $35. Registration is open now at https://www.hartsellekiwanisclub.org/christmas-parade.