December 1st activities
The 59th Annual Rainsville Christmas Parade will be held at 12:00 (Noon). on Main Street (Alabama Highway 35) with line up starting at 11 p.m.
The Tom Bevill Enrichment Center will host an open house from 10:00 til 11:30 a.m.. featuring activities for children including visits with Santa, ornament painting, and coloring. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies while they last. See the Open House Facebook event page.
All parade entries need to preregister
There will be a float contest with a $500 top prize
All floats, vehicles, horses, etc. should preregister for the parade. There is no cost. Non-commercial participants such as churches, school clubs, volunteer rescue squads or other non-profit organizations will be entered in our contest for non-commercial floats for a chance to win $500 for first place, $300 for second, or $200 for third.
Get the form in Parade Application Form
The entry form is also available at the Rainsville Chamber office. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 6.
Bring the whole family
The parade will feature the Plainview High School Marching Band, floats, vintage autos, Santa Claus and more. It will travel for about a mile on Main Street starting at Sam Ellis Drive and ending near the new ACE Hardware, but we recommend watching it somewhere between Boykin Tractor and Casa Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine.