Yes, Christmas in Candyland is finally open to the public! Don’t miss the magic. Here are the particulars, along with some other special events happening this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 6th, 7th, and 8th!

1.Christmas in Candyland Court Square hours are Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.; Saturday from 1 until 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. There will be snow shows! For the complete schedule, visit

2.Springdale on Ice will be open on Friday from 5 until 9 p.m.; on Saturday from 1 until 9 p.m.; and on Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. with winter skating, a maze, the Holiday Express train and the Polar Bear Slide. 

3.There will be live entertainment on the Springdale Stage on Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. 

4.The 3rdAnnual Red Nose Reindeer Dash, a 5K run/walk benefitting the Covington County United Fund, begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at CCB Community Bank. Race day entry is $30. If you support this great cause, you can go on to the next one with no guilt because ….

5.Saturday is the Andalusia Pilot Club’s Pancake & Sausage Day. from 5:30 a.m. until noon at the Andalusia Kiwanis Building. Tickets are $7 for All You Can Eat and can be purchased from any Pilot member or at the door. GO plates also are available.

6.While you’re in town, it’s a great time to visit the Three Notch Museum, which will open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays during Christmas in Candyland. Youngsters will enjoy climbing on the caboose or visiting the model train exhibit. 

7.Santa Claus is coming to town! He will be on the Court Square on Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m., and at Springdale on Sunday from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.

8.Christmas Spectacular, circus-like entertainment, will be on the Springdale Stage at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

9.Elsa is also coming to Candyland! Fans may meet her in her frozen garden at Springdale on Saturday from 4 until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m.

10.You can take a fun carriage ride in downtown Andalusia! The carriage rides leave from Milky Moo’s on the Court Square and are $4 per person. The carriage will be on duty on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.; on Saturday from 2 until 6 p.m.; and on Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.