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Published 3:19 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alabaster's Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 on U.S. 31. (File)

Alabaster’s Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 on U.S. 31. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

More than 100 floats, vehicles and walking groups will welcome the Christmas season during Alabaster’s Christmas parade on Dec. 7.

The parade, which is organized and directed by Alabaster personnel and the Alabaster Beautification Board, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, according to information released by the city.

This year’s parade will follow the same route as last year’s, and will begin at the Ernest McCarty Ford dealership on U.S. 31 before turning right onto Second Place Northwest, traveling down First Street Southwest and ending at the stop sign in front of Southbrook Village.

During the parade, the two southbound lanes of U.S. 31 will be closed, and northbound and southbound traffic will be diverted onto the two northbound lanes. Parade attendees are encouraged to park at the businesses along the parade route and view the parade from the southbound side of U.S. 31.

The theme for this year’s parade will be “Wishin’ for a White Christmas,” which was chosen by students at Creek View Elementary and Meadow View Elementary.

To view a map of the parade route and road closings, visit goo.gl/maps/1r7Oy.