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Brundidge to host annual Christmas parade Tuesday

When bells are jingling, and jangling along in Brundidge, that’s a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner.

Those bells will be jingling on the heels of youngsters Tuesday night December 4 as the City of Brundidge ushers in the Christmas season with the Brundidge Business Association’s annual Christmas Parade. 

The Jingle Bell Jog is popular entry in the Christmas Parade that will step off at 6 p.m. and follow a Main Street route through town.

Lamar Steed, BBA parade chair, said the lineup for the parade will be at 5:30 p.m. Riding units will line up at the National Guard Armory and walkers will step in at the former BB&T building.

“You don’t have to call to get in the parade and we aren’t giving out numbers,” Steed said. “Just find an empty spot and get in line. It’s that simple.”

The parade will end at the historic Bass House/City Hall where children from Banks and Pike County elementary schools will present a short program of Christmas carols and songs.

“Santa Claus will arrive at the Bass House on a city fire truck,” Steed said. “The children will be excited to see Santa Claus and he will visit with them for a few minutes.”

Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd will flip the switch that turns on the lights of the Community Christmas Tree and that is always an exciting time.”

Santa Claus will then go to the Knox Ryals Pavilion where he will hear the Christmas wishes of the children.

“Santa Claus is looking forward to being in Brundidge and talking to the children,” Steed said. “And, I’m sure he will have a sweet treat of some kind for each one of them.”

Steed said all Brundidge is looking forward to the 2018 Christmas Parade and to the turning on of the town’s Christmas string lights that have been a part of Christmas in Brundidge for more than 60 years.

For more information about the Brundidge Christmas Parade, contact Steed at 334-735-2306.