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Grand Ridge Annual Christmas Parade and Festival

Dec 12, 2014 4 pm

John Thomas Porter Park, 6951 Florida St, Grand Ridge, FL 32442
You are invited to participate in the Grand Ridge Christmas Parade sponsored by the Town of Grand Ridge. There are no entry fees for units that want to participate. We would like for all businesses, churches, schools, individuals, and any other organizations to be involved in our parade this year. The parade will start at Hall Street (next to the Town Hall) and turn East on Florida Street. It will end at John Thomas Porter Park (see map). We are hoping that everyone will gather for the Festival afterwards. The festival starts immediately after the parade.
Santa Clause will be taking the children’s Christmas lists and handing out goodie bags to all the girls and boys. So make sure you bring your camera. The Town will be serving hot dogs and chili for a small fee. We will have some special activities and games for the kids.
NOTE: You are allowed to throw candy during the parade. You may mail or fax your entry form as needed, but a form must be completed in order to participate in the parade. You must also call Town Hall at (850) 592-4621 to obtain your entry number prior to the parade.

All entries are due by November 28, 2014. All late entries will be placed at the end of the parade in front of Santa Clause.

Amanda Nunn, 850-592-4621,

Trinity Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar

Nov 22, 2014 9am to 2pm

Trinity Lutheran Church Dothan, AL
4th Annual Christmas Bazaar scheduled at Trinity Lutheran Church NOV 22 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Dothan AL on Cottonwood Rd ( Alabama Hwy 53 ) 1-1/2 miles south of the Ross Clark Circle . No admission fee and hourly door prizes. Many wiregrass area vendors will offer mostly handmade items for unique gift-giving. Lunch will be available for donations from 11am to 1pm in the restored 100+ years old “Century House” located on the grounds.

Proceeds benefit the local community.

Pat Poole
at Trinity Lutheran Church


Vendors wanted for Downtown Dothan Open House Nov. 22nd.

Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 .

100 block of Foster St. Downtown Dothan
The 100 block of Foster St. in historic downtown Dothan is hosting a Christmas Open House on Sat., Nov. 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00pm. We will have cider, Santa, and sales.!! Vendors are needed! The street will not be closed and there will be no electricity. Set up will be in the parks and on the sidewalks on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please contact BernaDean Flanagan at Vintage Chic for more info.
or (334) 797-8991 (cell).

Breakfast with Santa at Fort Rucker

Dec 13, 2014 9 am to 12 pm

The Landing at Fort Rucker
Stop by The Landing on December 13 from 9am-12pm for Breakfast with Santa! Fill up on a variety of breakfast food items such as eggs, bacon, pancakes, hash browns and much more. Afterwards be sure to grab your list and get a picture with Santa! For more information contact The Landing at (334) 598-2426.

The Landing (334) 598-2426

Christmas Tree Lighting at Fort Rucker

Dec 4, 2014 5-6 pm

Howze Field at Fort Rucker
The Annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at Howze Field from 5-6pm. Join us for a delightful evening of music, hot chocolate, the lighting of the post Christmas Tree, and a very special visitor from the North Pole! Afterward, enjoy complimentary photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Landing - they may also have some treats for those good girls and boys! This event is free and open to the public and EFMP friendly. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Landing. For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749 or visit

Fort Rucker Special Events (334) 255-1749 or

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens on Hwy 231 N.
The City of Ozark will host the Veteran's Day Ceremony on 11 November, 2014 at 11 AM. The Ceremony will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 94 and will take place in Ozark, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens on Hwy 231 N. This has become one of the larger ceremonies in the Wiregrass. For more information please contact Lynn Jones at 334-379-0808.

Christmas at the Fair Arts & Crafts Showcase

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 November 21, 10-6 November 22, 9-4

Bay County Fairgrounds, 2230 E 15th St, Panama City, FL 32401
Christmas at the Fair is the 10th annual juried show featuring artists from Florida, Alabama and Georgia. This arts and crafts showcase is an upscale event where you can expect to find one-of-a-kind handmade boutique quality items. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds while browsing through more than 90 exhibitor booths of arts and crafts, and chatting with the artist themselves. There will be art work for every budget with a focus on quality and originality. This year the exhibitors will be selling everything from fine art, jewelry, hand thrown pottery, stained glass, candles, wooden pens, whimsical hand painted door art, personalized Christmas ornaments, unique wooden birdhouses, metal sculptures, one-of-a-kind wooden furniture, shabby chic home décor to personalized children's clothing and accessories. Come join us; bring your family and friends, and enjoy an exciting shopping experience at Christmas at the Fair.

Gina Cobb