Are you looking for something to do this holiday season? Check out Santa’s Holiday Village in Anniston and the Christmas Parade. You can listen to some great music, do arts and crafts, and get in the mood for the holidays. With fun things for people of all ages, you and your family can have a blast this winter in the area.
When & Where
Here at Sunny King Honda, we can’t wait for the holidays. According to the Anniston/Calhoun County Facebook Page, the Christmas Parade will be held on December 12 in Downtown Anniston. Headed down Noble Street at 3 pm, the parade will feature a range of floats, school bands, and even Santa Claus himself.
You can also visit Santa’s Holiday Village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Held on the corner of 10th and Noble street, the village will have live music, a holiday café, arts and crafts, local artists, and local vendors. There will also be a visit from Santa at the Holiday Village.
The Holiday Village and Parade are free to the public. You can donate a non-perishable food item when you visit with Santa, as it will go to local food banks that are in need this holiday season. Be sure to plan your own winter activities today.
Do you love to see how everybody decorates their houses for the holiday season? So does the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The museum will be hosting its annual Homes for the Holidays event on December 10th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., which involves a self-guided tour of homes in the area as outlined by Anniston Museum, so you can see all the ways in which local homes transform themselves into works of art in honor of Christmas.
This year, some of the homes included on the tour include the December traditions of Maggie Reynolds, Maggie Freeman, and Ann Welch’s downtown loft. You can even follow up your tour of these local houses and their light displays by stopping by the Anniston Museum of Natural History itself afterwards for some hot cider and warm cookies, so make yourself right at home with some holiday cheer!
The Homes for the Holidays event as celebrated by the Anniston Museum will cost $15 for members of the museum and $20 for the general public if you buy tickets in advance. However, if you wait until the day of the event, the price goes up to $25. You can also buy holiday bundles for large groups, so make sure to check the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s event calender for more information.
Halloween conjures up images of all kinds of fun things: candy, costumes, smiles on kids’ faces, and all of the festivities surrounding the holiday. While it brings tremendous amounts of joy to children and adults alike, it is also important to take the proper safety measures to ensure that the holiday remains fun. Take a look at the following few trick or treat safety tips:
Plan a Route
Whether you are going with your child or sending them off on their own, it’s helpful to have a route planned out in advance to avoid any confusion.
Follow the Light
Make sure your child knows to stay in well-lit areas where people can see them.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
While some kids walk and trick or treat, others like to run from house to house to gather as much candy as possible. Make sure children are in comfortable shoes that won’t cause them to trip or injure themselves.
Check the Candy
At the end of the night, check the candy before your child consumes anything. Throw away candy that has been unwrapped or looks suspicious in any way.
Above all else, have fun. Your child only gets a limited amount of Halloween nights where they can trick or treat, so let them enjoy the evening to the fullest. You can even live vicariously through them.