Santa gave up his sleigh for a carriage Thursday evening, December 14, as he arrived in Atmore for the Santa on Main event.
Downtown was alive (much as in “the old days”) with activity. Maybe not hustle and bustle, but shopping, visiting, refreshments, and more.
Santa was in the North Main alley, all settled down for pictures with the many children who stopped by.
Shops were open, and folks were in and out, browsing and buying.
A carriage was available to all who wanted to ride, with stops in shopping areas.
In the Chamber of Commerce front office, a gift wrapping station was set up.
On Ridgeley Street, children were invited to write a letter to Santa and do Christmas crafts.
At the Strand, Pride of Atmore Committee members showed Christmas movies and provided free popcorn and Pepsi products.
While there was a lot to do and a lot of folks to see and visit with, one young man enjoyed the evening probably more than anyone else.
Marshall Nall, son of Berry and Natalie Nall, spotted a Radio Flyer tricycle in front of Vin-Tiques. To say he was excited would be an understatement. Then his mom bought that trike for him. His night was made.