By Southern Torch Staff
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Parks and Recreation and the City of Fort Payne will present the 36th Annual Christmas in the Park on Friday, December 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Due to health precautions, there will be no face-to-face visits with Santa, but the jolly ole elf will be at Christmas at the Park to say hello. A mailbox will be available for children to drop off letters to Santa. Refreshments will be available.
Immediately following Christmas in the Park, join the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce for the 48th Annual Fort Payne Christmas Parade beginning at 6 p.m. in beautiful downtown Fort Payne. Outfield Angels, the parade's Grand Marshals, will lead the parade. Southern Torch and Fort Payne TV will livestream the parade coverage for those who wish to watch from the comfort of your own home.
Candy Cane Lane will be open beginning on Saturday, December 5 at the Alabama Walking Park. Sponsored by the DeKalb County Public Library, Candy Cane Lane features trees decorated by area businesses and clubs. It will remain open throughout the Christmas season.
The City of Fort Payne asks that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing at all Christmas activities. Additionally, everyone should adhere to current guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). They ask that no one who has symptoms of COVID-19 attend.
Fort Payne Parks and Recreation promotes health, fun, and family in the City of Fort Payne and surrounding areas. Their office is located at 4220 Godfrey Avenue NE in Fort Payne.