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Huntsville Christmas Parade returns for 2021

Santa Claus arrives in Huntsville on Tuesday, Dec. 27 in the Christmas movie-themed parade.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Mix 96.9 (WRSA-FM) and the Von Braun Center (VBC) are excited to host the Huntsville Christmas Parade for the seventh year on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The parade is presented for the sixth time by Redstone Federal Credit Union.

The theme for the 2021 Huntsville Christmas Parade? “Back in Action - Favorite Christmas Movies.” Businesses and organizations are invited to interpret the theme in their float entries.

“Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie and fond memories of watching holiday films with family and friends,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “What a great theme for the return of the Christmas parade to downtown Huntsville. I look forward to seeing the creativity in the floats and to an evening celebrating the magic of the season." 

To further encourage high-quality floats, there will be three community judges who will judge based on different criteria including Creativity, Execution, and Theme Interpretation.

“In 2020, we made the difficult decision to forego the Christmas Parade and instead created the Mix 96.9 Von Braun Center Christmas Fireworks Spectacular,” commented Samantha Nielsen, VBC Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We are thrilled to be ‘Back in Action’ with this holiday tradition and look forward to seeing all of the creative floats parading through downtown Huntsville!”

The parade will be lead by Grand Marshal Alison Kling, Executive Director of Free 2 Teach. The non-profit, created by the late Mrs. Eula Battle’s, provides free school supplies to teachers in Madison County’s three public school systems.

“I am delighted to be part of this year’s Christmas Parade,” said Alison Kling. “I am so excited that Free 2 Teach will be highlighted on such a festive occasion! The parade was always a favorite event of Eula’s and is such a fun way to bring together the community to kick off the holiday season.”

Want to be part of the parade? Registration is open through November 1. Click here for registration information.

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