This week kicks off the holiday season in Andalusia. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy it all!

On Thursday evening, we will light the Christmas tree on the Square at 6 p.m. with live music by Johnny Brewer and two members of the LBW Ensemble, Matthew Mitchell and Jo Snider.

The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade rolls at 7 p.m.

On Friday, we will cut the ribbon for Candyland 2020 at 1 p.m., and invite you to be with us for that exciting occasion. Candyland officially opens at 1:30 Friday afternoon. You can find a detailed schedule of events online at

The Lower Alabama Arts Coalition will open its Merry Market with an open house from 5 until 8 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 4. All handmade items are $50 or less.

Concerts and Carols at Springdale on Ice. Don’t miss this fun feature of Christmas in Candyland set from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. You can find a detailed schedule of events online at

First Baptist Church will hold a Drive Through Nativity from 6 until 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. This is the first time they have done this, and they’ve got a zoo of live animals lined up, including cows, horses, donkeys, sheep and a camel. Please enter from Tisdale Street, which runs behind Big Mike’s. 

United Fund will host its fourth annual Red Nose Reindeer Dash 5K at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 5. Online registration is available at, or race day registration begins at 7 p.m. Starts and ends at CCB Community Bank, East Three Notch Street, Andalusia. 

The Andalusia Pilot Club will host its annual All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Kiwanis Center. The event runs from 5:30 a.m. until noon. Admission is $7 per person, and there is also an Arts and Crafts Fair. 

Christmas Spectacular will perform at Candyland at 5 p.m. You can find a detailed schedule of events online at Christmas in

Those Andalusia Pilot Club members are workers! They also will host their annual Holiday Tour of Homes this Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, and are available from members or at the Chamber of Commerce. 
This year’s tour includes the homes of Amy and Chris Weaver, Hayden and Tyler Raines, Philann and Ryan Steward, Amy and Chris Rolling, Melissa Owens, John and Kelly Wells, and Five Runs Farm.