Coming Up: Gadsden Christmas Parade 2021

Gadsden Christmas Parade 2021

Take the kiddos to a winter wonderland this year with the Gadsden Christmas Parade 2021. It kicks off on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Gadsden. Did we mention that the profits go to a good cause? It’s true! Have fun and give back at the same time at this fan-favorite local event.

About the parade

The Gadsden Kiwanis Club will bring winter cheer to our community with the 2021 Gadsden Christmas Parade. While we missed it last year, we’re happy to know that they’ve returned. And, if you’ve never been before, you are in for a treat!

This year’s child-friendly event will include:

  • Floats;
  • Walking and marching parade members;
  • Cool cars;
  • Motorcycles; and
  • Santa Claus himself.

More on the Gadsden Kiwanis Club

The Gadsden Kiwanis Club is more than 100 years old! It held its first meeting in the summer of 1919 and earned its charter from Kiwanis International in the winter of that year.

This civic organization has spent more than a century giving back. And, you may recognize a few of the things it’s responsible for, too! Does the Gadsden Kiwanis Pancake Day ring bell? What about the Builders Club? Or the Annual American Flag Display Program?

Those are just a few of the ways that the Gadsden Kiwanis Club takes care of our community. If you weren’t impressed already, here’s a fascinating fun fact! Each year, club members volunteer for an astonishing collective 50,000 service hours.

Santa Sprint 5K

Ever wanted to sprint in a parade? You can, when you participate in the Santa Sprint 5K, happening in conjunction with the Gadsden Christmas Parade 2021! This component marks a marvelous first for the event. If you want to sign up, email [email protected].

Tickets cost $25. Runners will also receive a drink ticket, a swag bag, and a T-shirt. They’re also welcome to run in costume as Mr. or Mrs. Claus—and can even win a prize if they’re the best-dressed merrymaker!

Visiting details

The Gadsden Christmas Parade 2021 is just around the corner. It will take place in Downtown Gadsden, where Seventh and Broad streets meet, on Dec. 4.

The parade lineup will begin organizing at 8:30 a.m. As for the Santa Sprint 5K, runners can start at 9:30 a.m. Then, the parade officially begins at 10 a.m.


Only a couple more weeks! We can’t wait to attend the Gadsden Christmas Parade 2021. We can’t promise we’ll actually run, though!

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