Many Christmas events planned for next 2 weeks

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Don’t be surprised to see mermaids and crabs, as well as Santa and his reindeer, at Atmore’s Christmas Parade this year.

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s theme for the 2013 Twilight Christmas Parade is “Under the Sea.” The parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m., and float participants must be lined up by 4 p.m. at Atmore City Hall.

The parade will follow its traditional route, starting at Atmore City Hall and then continuing down Main Street to Lindberg Avenue, before ending at Escambia County High School. More than two dozen floats are entered in the parade.

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The last day to register for the parade is Monday, Dec. 9. For more information, call the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at (251) 368-3305.

The Christmas parade is just one of several holiday themed events that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Thursday — Jingle Bell Walk

The Jingle Bell Walk is an open house event in downtown Atmore, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on this Thursday, Dec. 5.

Friday and Saturday — GECA’s “A Crazy Mixed Up Christmas.”

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is presenting “A Crazy Mixed Up Christmas,” with showtimes at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets are normally $10, but a $5 discount will be offered to any patron who brings non-perishable food items for the needy. The theater is located at 100 S. Trammell St.

Dec. 12 — An Evening With Santa

An Evening with Santa at Heritage Park will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will be at the park, located at the intersection of Main and Craig streets. There will be chili, hot chocolate, cookies and other refreshments, as well as a Williams Station “Polar Express” ride. There will also be an opportunity for pictures with Santa, presented by Hursh Photography.

Dec. 15 — Poarch Creek Indians’ parade

The Poarch Creek Indians’ Christmas parade will be Friday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin on the PCI reservation at the wellness center, and will end at the PCI health department building.