A staple in many families’ holiday traditions, the West Alabama Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority (PARA), this will be the 42nd annual parade.
All the rain Tuscaloosa has seen in recent days, including on Monday, has resulted in a decision to move the 41st Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade to Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Becky Booker with Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority said in addition, the tree lighting ceremony on the steps of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse has been canceled. Booker did add that the Grand Marshal Reception would be held as originally scheduled.
“All parade line up procedures, times, and rules will still apply on Thursday,” Booker said.
Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority announces the selection of Grand Marshals of the 41st Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade sponsored by PARA. They are two individuals who have made a significant impact and contribution to the area: Sandra Baker, who worked in the Tuscaloosa County Public Defender’s Office for decades, and Rev. David E. Gay, Jr., pastor of Beulah Baptist Church.