Bank Independent Presents the Florence Christmas Parade 2017

‘Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas’ with the Florence Christmas Parade. You will see decorated floats, performance and musical groups dressed in festive costumes and playing your favorite holiday songs parading through Downtown Florence. Presented by Bank Independent and coordinated by Florence Main Street, this themed parade will be one to remember.

‘Bank Independent is proud to be sponsoring the Florence Christmas Parade this year.  We look forward to all the parades that take place in communities where we have branch locations and are excited to be a part of the Florence parade this year.  Something else about BI’s commitment to the community…..’ said Erin Letson, Vice President of Marketing for Bank Independent.  ‘Bank Independent has always had a strong commitment to giving back to our communities and we’re excited about this opportunity’ Letson said.  

Friday, December 8 at 7:00pm the parade will start at the intersection of North Court Street and Irvine Streets.    Florence Main Street is expecting 100 + local non-profits, community groups, and businesses from all over the Shoals to participate. The competition for best float is always difficult to judge because we have so many creative people in the area that put a lot of hard work into designing their Christmas floats. Judges will be observing the parade to award the first place prize to one business, non-profit group, band and performance group. The parade application to can be found on our website www.florencemainstreet.org (or here) if you would like to apply for a spot in the parade. The deadline to submit your application is Monday, November 27.   

Come join us and be a part of a magical night, ‘Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas’, and ring in the holidays in Downtown Florence when Bank Independent presents the Florence Christmas Parade 2017.  And don’t forget to do a little bit of shopping while you are in downtown.   

Florence Main Street is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of over 100+ businesses, community leaders, and residents working together toward the common goal of revitalizing Downtown Florence culturally and economically. For more information about us or any of these efforts, please contact Florence Main Street at 256-760-9648 or info@florencemainstreet.org

2017 Christmas Open House

So many exciting things happening at the Christmas Open House! Plans in the works for the Downtown Christmas Open House include:
Christmas Cookies – 10am – 12pm; Decorate a FREE cookie provided by Bookmarks Coffee Shop by Alabama Bliss, located in the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.

Selfies with Santa – 12pm – 2pm; Santa will be visiting downtown Florence and visitors can take FREE photos with him! He will be set up in front of Court Street Market and if it rains he will be inside the market (218 North Court Street) 

Holiday Hopscotch – all day; Play Hopscotch with us and visit participating downtown stores! Completed games and purchases could win you prizes! Our registration tent will be in front of Court Street Market. If it rains we will move inside. (218 North Court Street)

Letters to Santa – all day; PSI Printers & Stationers, Inc. will have a letter writing station for little ones to post their wish lists to Santa.

Candy cane hunt in downtown Florence! Find sweet treats for both kids and parents (candy for the kids; coupons for the parents) in downtown stores. (Begin at our registration tent in front of Court Street Market)

Best Window Display contest – Vote on your favorite window display in a downtown store! Voting will take place via Florence Main Street’s Facebook.

Family Movie Night – 6pm-8pm; Enjoy a FREE family Christmas movie at Singin’ River Live Sponsored by Singin’ River Brewing Company

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