As the holiday season rolls in, Trussville is showing off its festive side. Read on for three seasonal events you won’t want to miss including the city’s tastiest annual Cookie Walk event.
1. Community Caroling & Tree Lighting | Sunday, November 27
There’s no better way to kick off the Christmas season than this Community Caroling & Tree Lighting hosted by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with presenting sponsor First Baptist Church Trussville.
Back for its 4th year, this delightful event shows the true meaning of community as businesses, churches and locals come together in holiday spirit for fun, family and good times.
On Sunday, November 27 from 4:30-6PM, grab the family for a magical time filled with:
- Musical performances by Trussville City Schools elementary school choirs, the Hewitt-Trussville High School Jazz Band, and more
- Booths offering coffee, hot chocolate + cookies
- Exciting giveaways + tons of kids’ activities
- Lots of photo ops
- Visits with Santa
- And more!
As the evening draws to a close, gather round for the jingle of 1,000 bells as Trussville’s Mayor Choat gives the signal to light the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree. Trust me when I say it’s quite a tree!
“When we say this is a community event, we mean it. This is one of the best examples of an old-fashioned, cooperative effort, and there’s no better way to kick off the holidays. It’s a favorite with the Trussville Chamber staff, and we love putting it together.”June Mathews, Executive Director, Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce
What: Community Caroling & Tree Lighting Event
When: Sunday, November 27 | 4:30-6PM
Where: Historic Trussville Mall, 360 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
Cost: Free to attend
2. Trussville Downtown’s 4th Annual Cookie Walk | Saturday, December 10
If you love supporting local businesses and enjoy munching on delicious cookies (who doesn’t?!), we have THE event for you! On Saturday, December 10, Trussville Downtown’s Annual Cookie Walk returns for its 4th year, and you’re going to want to attend.
Cookie Walk is the ultimate way to have fun with the fam while shopping at some of Trussville’s coolest local businesses. The best part—you’re showered with tasty treats along the way. Here’s how it works:
First, visit Carroll Pharmacy in Trussville. Here you’ll exchange your event ticket for a cookie bag to use along your cookie route.
Next, visit some or all of the Cookie Walk Cookie Stops. At each Cookie Stop, you’ll have the chance to shop great holiday items, score amazing deals and support Trussville’s local businesses.
Be sure to have your cookie bag ready because you’ll get a specially-designed cookie at each event stop.
Wondering which businesses are participating in the event? This year’s Cookie Stops include:
- Carroll Pharmacy
- Amari Editorial at Amari Curb Market
- ARC Realty Trussville, Bonnie Hicks, Broker
- Clarissa Winchester with Cruise Planners
- Cookie Dough Magic
- DeDe’s Book Rack
- Discover Chiropractic
- EW Motion Therapy
- Meals by Misty
- Quality Kitchen at Amari Curb Market
- Shirley’s Florist
- Three Earred Rabbit
- Trussville Antiques & Interiors
- Whistle Stop Garden Shop’s Depot
- Wildgoose Garden at Amari Curb Market
But there’s more! Each Cookie Walk ticket is $25 and includes these special goodies:
- Souvenir bag
- Hand-painted, limited-edition Trussville Christmas ornament
- Christmas card
- Coupons/promotional items from local merchants
- Cookies from each cookie stop
IMPORTANT: There are only 100 tickets available for Trussville Downtown’s 4th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 10. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 21 and are available online or in-person at DeDe’s Bookrack. Act fast—tickets sell out fast!
What: Trussville Downtown’s 4th Annual Cookie Walk hosted by Trussville Downtown Merchants Association
When: December 10 | 10AM-2PM (prior to the Trussville Christmas Parade)
Where: Participating Trussville businesses
Cost: $25 | Tickets go on sale Monday, November 21
Tickets: Buy online | Buy in-person at DeDe’s Bookrack, 104 S Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
3. Trussville Christmas Parade | Saturday, December 10
After eating your way through Trussville’s Cookie Walk, pick a spot in town and cheer for the annual Trussville Christmas Parade presented by Brown Automotive on Saturday, December 10 at 3PM.
This decades-old parade is a beloved tradition that draws thousands to the streets of Downtown Trussville for holiday entertainment.
This year’s parade features up to 100 entries including:
- Winners of the annual Float Competition based on this year’s “Candyland” theme
- An old-fashioned trolley
- Cars carrying beauty queens
- The Hewitt-Trussville High School Marching Band
- And more!
You’ll also see the parade’s 2022 Grand Marshals—Hewitt-Trussville standouts Kenleigh Cahalan and Riley Quick.
This past June, Cahalan was named Miss Softball, and Quick was named Mr. Baseball by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. This marks the first time in state history that both titles were won by student-athletes from the same school in the same year.
Where to watch: The parade route begins at Cahaba Elementary School, proceeds down Main Street to Chalkville Road and ends at Oak Street.
Want a spot in the Christmas parade? Entries are accepted until 4PM on Friday, December 2. Visit www.trussvillechamber.com to submit an application and pay the $25 entry fee online.
What: Trussville Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, December 10, 3PM | Rain Date: Sunday, December 11, 3PM
Where: Downtown Trussville
Cost: Free to attend
Help Trussville’s small local businesses
If you love events like Trussville’s Cookie Walk and the Trussville Downtown Shopping Guide, you can thank Trussville Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA)—an association of local business owners and representatives who create special events to boost traffic for small local businesses.
TDMA is always seeking ways to share the spotlight with its members by creating more unique opportunities. Here’s how YOU can help TDMA’s mission:
- Follow this link
- Search TDMA’s directory of members
- Shop TDMA’s members this holiday season to support local businesses and keep your money in the community
“We are so grateful for our partnership with the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce and for sharing the goal of creating a thriving city for us all to enjoy while supporting our local businesses. Happy Holidays and remember to shop local!”Katie Peoples, President, Trussville Downtown Merchants Association
For Community Caroling & Tree Lighting and Parade updates, follow the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and Instagram.
For Cookie Walk updates check in with Trussville Downtown Merchants Association’s event page.