Popular Alabaster family tradition returning for Christmas season

December 2, 2017 by  

Area children are invited to tour the Christmas Village located at Fire Station No. 1 in Alabaster

Local firefighters are unsure how long this tradition has been in place, but it has been an annual event in the city of Alabaster since at least the early 1980s and possibly much longer. Some of the firefighters currently working at the station remember taking part in the event when they were children.

The village opens again today. Guests will be able to see some interesting handmade props throughout the village including a gingerbread house and a helicopter. Families that use this background for their holiday cards are asked to send a photo to the fire department via Santapics@alabasterfire.org so they can share the images on their Facebook page.

The fire team maintains all of the equipment and assembles the village on their property. The department members consider this to be a very important event because it allows them to interact with the community and it provides a fun and safe place for children and their families.

The village is located at 890 1st Avenue West in Alabaster. It will be open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and from noon to 9:00 pm on weekends until January 1. The grand opening takes place today, immediately after the end of the Christmas parade. Admission is free.