Before we know it will be time for Christmas and the 2017 Grand Bay Country Christmas weekend on Friday December. 1st and Saturday December 2nd , and now is the time to pledge your sponsorship and make plans for parade float and attending the events during the weekend.
Events will take place on Saturday morning at the Grand Bay Community Center
Everyone is encouraged to help sponsor these community events. The costs to provide events, parade insurance, equipment and personnel for the weekend are paid for with these sponsorships and parade fees and these events cannot be held without these donations.
There are sponsorship levels starting at $50 -$500 with many of advertising benefits during the weekend and beyond. Sponsorship deadline is Monday, November 20th.
Anyone can sponsor the ST NICK GIFTS by donating $25 for non-gender specific gifts for Santa to give away at the CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING on Friday night, Dec. 1st in the center of town and at MILK AND COOKIES WITH SANTA on Saturday Dec. 2nd at the Grand Bay Community Center. Bring a non-perishable food items to donate for Santa’s Food Box.
If you make Christmas themed crafts, or sell items that would make great Christmas gifts there will be a WINTER SHOPPERLAND MARKET at the Grand Bay Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, along with a variety of food trucks during the children’s events.
VENDOR CONTACT INFORMATION 850-221-9532 – Call Crystal
MR AND MISS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS COSTUME CONTEST will also take place on Saturday morning at the Community Center.
Call 251-644-2080 for the costume pageant information.
Businesses, churches, individuals and families are welcomed to participate in the SPECTACULAR PARADE OF LIGHTS on Saturday December 2nd.
Parade application packages are available for download at grandbay.org or pick up at Azalea Real Estate on Hwy 90 or Dezauche Vintage Boutique on Dezauche Lane. Parade application deadline is FRIDAY, Nov 24th.
Citizens For A Better Grand Bay organizes and hosts Grand Bay’s Country Christmas events and needs volunteers to help over the weekend. It takes at least 20 -30 people to make the events run smoothly.
Please call 251-656-4576 for parade applications or sponsorships, if you wish to volunteer or need more information on any of the events.
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2017 COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
IN THE CENTER OF TOWN
Thurs. Nov. 30th – INSTALL THE TOWN TREE
Friday, Dec. 1st COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE – ALL DAY
9 am – 1 pm TREE DECORATING. Come bring your homemade ornaments and decorate the town’s tree. We will have refreshments & activities!
5:30 – 9 pm VISIT WITH SANTA. Santa arrives @ 6:30 & lights the tree!! Come meet and take pics. Cookie decorating with the Grand Bay Watermelon Queens. Entertainment, games, & food.
AT THE GRAND BAY COMMUNITY CENTER
Saturday, Dec. 2nd
9 am – MR & MISS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS COSTUME PAGEANT – $10 entry fee per participant must be in Christmas Themed costumes.
9 am -3 pm – WINTER SHOPPERLAND MARKET – Come do your Christmas shopping!
Food trucks, fun, and children’s attractions.
11 am -1 pm: MILK & COOKIES WITH SANTA – This is a FREE event; however, we are asking for a non-perishable food item donation.
CENTER OF TOWN
Saturday, Dec. 2nd – 7 PM – SPECTACULAR PARADE OF LIGHTS
Sunday, Dec 3rd – 8 AM – PARADE CLEAN UP