Several events have taken place, but there are plenty more to make your holiday merry and bright.
* Gospel Light Church will host The Stetler Trio in a Christmas concert, Once Upon a Holy Night, Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 501 N. Trammell Street, Atmore.
* You’re invited to a Journey to Bethlehem from 4 until 8 p.m., Saturday, December 17, at First Baptist Church of Bratt, 4570 CR 4.
Come enjoy the sights and sounds of a real life blacksmiths shop, bakery and other shops found in Bethlehem at the time of baby Jesus’ birth. Children can even participate in craft activities to make the event come more to life for them.
Then end your journey to Bethlehem in a spectacular way by stopping by the manager where baby Jesus lay surrounded by his parents, shepherds of the night, hosts of angels and live stable animals who are there to witness the birth of Jesus Christ.
It doesn’t end there though. This completely free event will then include freshly baked homemade cookies along with hot chocolate and homemade wassail. Free parking will be available as well.
Call the church for more information, 850-327-6529.
* Marines Toys for Tots is soliciting your support for less fortunate kids. All business owners and individuals are asked to drop off a toy at one of the local drop-off locations. Local organizers are holding one last fund-raising event before Christmas. The Wind Creek Good to Go Food Truck will sell lunch Saturday, December 17, from noon until 3 p.m., at 309 Peachtree Street, Atmore. All proceeds go toward toys.
For more information, contact Darryl North, 850-982-7529, local Toys for Tots coordinator.
* Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community” and Durty Werk Strength & Conditioning Inc. are hosting their first Christmas in the Park, Saturday, December 17, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Houston Avery Park.
All families, pastors and congregations, community organizations, everyone in Atmore and surrounding areas are invited to come to the park for Christmas cheer, beautiful Christmas decorations, entertainment (Christmas songs), and the live Christmas story of Jesus. Take pictures with Santa and his elves. There will be games for adults and children and lots of free food.
If you would like to set up a Christmas tent for your church or organization please contact one of the following: Don Taylor, 251-253-4075; Sandra Gray, 251-294-0138; Michael Wilson Jr., 251-359-4869.
* Brooks Memorial Baptist Church presents its Christmas cantata “Prepare Him Room” on Sunday, December 18, at 10:30 a.m. The morning will feature solo, ensemble, and choir specials accompanied by a retelling of the Christmas story. The birth of Jesus will be celebrated in song. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend.
* First Assembly of God Sanctuary Choir presents Christmas Makes Everything New, featuring 60 people in the 27-foot Singing Christmas Tree with 19,000 lights. This will be a one-time performance Sunday, December 18, 6:30 p.m. First Assembly of God is located at 1120 S. Main Street.
* If you want a way to finish up the Christmas season, plan to attend the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts concert, Wrapping Up Christmas, Friday, December 30, at 7 p.m.