To spread Christmas Spirit to the residents of Spanish Fort and the surrounding communities, the City of Spanish Fort hosts its annual "Spirit of Christmas" Parade
on the first Saturday of each December, rolling at 9:00 a.m., at the beautiful Eastern Shore Centre located on State Highway 181, at Exit 38 off Interstate 10. This year's parade is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.
This family-oriented parade is led by the prestigious Daphne-Spanish Fort Air Force JROTC Color Guard and Cadets, followed by the award-winning Spanish Fort High School Marching Band and Cheerleaders the Spanish Fort , Miss Spanish Fort High School and the Grand Marshal. Past participants have included local and national dignitaries, the Dogwood Trail Maids, representatives of Alabama's Distinguished Young Women, Little Miss Spanish Fort and Tiny Miss Spanish Fort, Baldwin County Strawberry Festival Queen and Miss Faulkner State Community College. Adding to the holiday cheer are area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, various talented dancing troupes, floats decorated by church and business organizations, and everything from baton twirlers to unicyclists, all with holiday-themed parade throws. Of course, the "Spirit of Christmas" Parade
would not be complete without a visit from that most famous jolly old elf, Santa Claus, arriving with a little assistance from the Spanish Fort Fire Department!