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Santa to make visit during chamber open house Dec. 2

Published 12:05pm Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce is getting in the holiday spirit.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on Broad Street for the chamber’s open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

“We invite everyone to come out and have their pictures taken with Santa,” said Kim Dunn, membership services director and events coordinator. “There will be no charge, but we will not have a photographer so everyone will need to bring their own cameras.”

Dunn said the list of participants has not yet been finalized, but the event will provide an opportunity for shopping.

“We invite everyone to come out and see what our local stores have to offer for holiday season,” Dunn said. “We encourage people to always shop locally anytime they can. We have some great stores here locally and the open house will be a great time to Christmas shop.”

The chamber is also accepting applicants through Thursday, Nov. 29 for the annual Christmas parade.

Dunn said the parade usually has between 70-80 entries, and the cost is $30 per entry.

The parade will be held Monday, Dec. 3, and the theme this year is Santa’s workshop.

Participants will line up at 4 p.m. on Comer Street, and the parade will start at 6 p.m.

Dunn said the route begin at Comer Street, travel in front of the Alexander City Shopping Center on Dadeville Road and continue onto Cherokee Road. Then the route will proceed on to Church Street, through the roundabout and to Tallapoosa Street in front of the chamber’s office where the parade float judging station will be. The parade will end at the intersection of Tallapoosa Street and Bibb Street at the bottom of the hill.

“It’s always great to come together as a community,” Dunn said. “It’s a fun time to kickoff the holiday season.”