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Local Christmas events announced
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The time and date have been set for three Christmas parades in DeKalb County, as well as for the annual Christmas on the Square in Smithville.
The Liberty Christmas Parade will kick holiday festivities off on Dec. 1. Participants will begin lining up at 1 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church.
The parade is set to start at 2 p.m. Call Charlotte Bratten at 615-464-8085 for more information.
Christmas on the Square will be held Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Smithville. The event will include an open house at the courthouse and Chamber of Commerce offices, Channel 4’s Snowbird, music by the Smithville Community Chorus, a tree-lighting ceremony, a flag-raising and candle-lighting ceremony by Boy Scout Troop #347, inflatables, a train, a free photo booth, Christmas DJ music, children’s activities at Justin Potter Library, and great
Christmas shopping at downtown businesses.
For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 597-4163.
The Smithville Christmas Parade will be  Dec. 7. The line-up will begin at 11 a.m. at Smithville Elementary School. The parade begins at 1 p.m. The Event is sponsored by the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department, 615-597-4141.
The Alexandria Christmas Parade will be held Dec.8. The line-up begins at 1:30 p.m. on the Jim Curtis Highway. The parade begins at 2 p.m.
Call Alexandria City Hall at 615-529-2171 for more information.