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Submitted by Shelby County Tuskegee Alumni Club.

On Dec. 17, the Shelby County Tuskegee Alumni Club met at Hampton Inn & Suites 280 East for its annual Christmas party. more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Hundreds of people showed up for the annual event at the Hoover Municipal Center. more


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Two children of a Hoover teacher who died of cancer in October were chosen as this year's official Christmas tree lighters. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Christmas might be a time when many people emphasize “holiday cheer,” but for some, it is not that easy to summon the Christmas spirit. more



Photo by Emily Featherston.

From parades and snow to breakfast with Santa, there are plenty of ways for your whole family to get in the Christmas spirit with events along the 280 corridor. more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Santa Claus is making a stop over in Chelsea this year, and not just on Christmas Eve. more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

For anyone looking to celebrate Christmas with the city of Chelsea, there will be several options Saturday, Dec. 16. more



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Both Shelby County and the City of Hoover will offer residents an easy way to recycle their Christmas trees into useful materials for public projects. more



Photo by Jon Anderson.

Public buildings in Hoover have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays: more



Photo courtesy of John Michael Simpson.

Holiday closings can change year to year, as holidays shift between falling on weekends and falling mid week. more



Emily Featherston

The event officially kicked off the holiday shopping season. more



Photo by Erica Techo.

Hoover is preparing to open the Christmas season with two tree lighting ceremonies at Riverchase Galleria and the Hoover Municipal Center. more


This year's event will be Nov. 17. more


Christmas tree recycling

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Alabama Power plans to use the trees for habitat enhancement in lakes. more


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Sydney Cromwell

Santa Claus was a parade guest along with Chelsea City Council members, first responders and organizations from the community. more

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Chelsea City Hall

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There are five drop off locations throughout the county. more


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Frank Couch

The Chelsea Kids’ Christmas Party, presented by the Chelsea Business Alliance and the city of Chelsea, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Chelsea Community Center. more


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Photo by Erica Techo

A class of Westminster School at Oak Mountain seniors constructed a Christmas tree for their school by utilizing concepts from physics and trigonometry. more

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Anyone driving down County Road 39 during the holiday season knows Rick Cloutier’s house. It’s the one with tens of thousands of Christmas lights and a display of inflatables in the front yard. more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

For some people, winter weather means it’s time to stock up on groceries and dust off their winter coats. For Donna Higgins, it means she needs to buy more thick, wooly yarns. more


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