Kickoff to December: Community Events at Lake Martin

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As we gear up to revel in the diverse array of December events at Lake Martin, let’s also take a moment to appreciate the rich tapestry of history that makes this Alabama gem a year-round haven. From its early beginnings to its current status as a hub of activity and relaxation, Lake Martin’s story is as captivating as the events it hosts.

The History of Lake Martin

Nestled in the heart of Alabama, Lake Martin stands as a testament to both natural beauty and human ingenuity. Created in 1926 with the construction of the Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River, this lake was initially designed for hydroelectric power generation but quickly evolved into a recreational getaway. Covering more than 44,000 acres and boasting over 700 miles of wooded shoreline, Lake Martin is one of the largest artificial lakes in the United States.

Over the years, Lake Martin has become synonymous with serene waterfront living and a hub for year-round activities. Lake Martin is far more than just a lake, it’s a crown jewel of community life, bringing together families, friends, and visitors to bask in its natural splendor. The lake’s rich history is mirrored in its diverse flora and fauna, and in the stories of the communities that flourish along its shores.

 Lake Martin Events Near Me: December

As we embrace the festive spirit of December, the Lake Martin community of Alabama comes alive with a medley of local events, each offering a unique flavor of joy and celebration. Here’s a rundown of the upcoming Lake Martin events, inviting everyone to join in the merriment.

  1. Christmas in Pennington Park (December 1-31, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM): A month-long celebration with festive lights and decorations​​.
  2. A Christmas Carol Live Radio Play (December 1, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM; December 2, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM; December 3, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM): Relive the classic holiday tale in a unique radio play format, perfect for family entertainment​​.
  3. Santuck Flea Market (December 2, 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM): Dive into the treasure trove of the Santuck Flea Market, where local crafts and goods await. It’s a delightful blend of community spirit and unique finds​​. 
  4. Wind Creek Bass Trail #3 (December 2, 4:00 AM – 4:00 PM): Angling enthusiasts, gear up for a day of competitive fishing at Wind Creek Bass Trail​​.
  5. Wildlife Presentation in Russell Forest (December 2, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM): Nature lovers can delve into the wilderness of Russell Forest, gaining insights into local wildlife​​.
  6. Town of Camp Hill Christmas Parade (December 2, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM): Experience the joy of a traditional Christmas parade in Camp Hill, complete with bands and festive booths​​.
  7. Hometown Christmas Parade in Dadeville (December 3, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM): Don’t miss the Hometown Christmas Parade, a hallmark of Dadeville’s holiday celebrations​​.

  8. Alexander City Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade (December 4, 6:00pm – 8:00pm): A night parade through Downtown Alexander City with bands, dancers, and Santa Claus himself​​.
  9. Town of New Site Community Christmas Celebration (December 5, 6:00pm – 7:30pm): Enjoy the 3rd annual community Christmas celebration at New Site Town Hall.
  10. Dadeville Community Chorus Holiday Concert (December 5, 7:00pm – 8:30pm): Come to the Dadeville performing art center to experience the community chorus holiday concerts.
  11. Gingerbread House Decorating (December 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM): Test your decorating skills and enjoy a fun-filled evening at Lake Martin Brewery​​.
  12. SINGO at Lake Martin Brewing (December 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM): Blend the fun of Bingo with the rhythm of music at Lake Martin Brewing Company​​​​​​. 
  13. 2nd Friday Open Mic / Karaoke (December 8, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM): Show off your talents or support local artists at the Open Mic/Karaoke night. It’s the perfect platform for music, laughter, and community bonding​​. 
  14. 5th Annual Downtown Christmas in Alexander City (December 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM): Celebrate the season with Frosty’s Playground and other holiday delights​​. 
  15. Lake Martin Mini Mall Christmas Party (December 9, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM): Enjoy live music and festive treats at the Lake Martin Mini Mall​​.
  16. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Harbor Pointe (December 9, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM): Flaunt your ugliest sweater and enjoy holiday festivities at Harbor Pointe​​. 
  17. Santa at the Library in Dadeville (December 11, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM): A magical evening for kids to meet Santa and share their Christmas wishes​​.
  18. Christmas Music with David Jones (December 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM): Get serenaded by the jazz tunes of David Jones at Zazu’s Verandah, bringing a musical charm to your holiday evenings​​. 
  19. Christmas with Friends Benefit Concert (December 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM): Enjoy an evening of festive songs and carols at this special concert​​.
  20. Saturday with Santa in Alexander City (December 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM): A delightful opportunity for kids to interact with Santa​​.
  21. Hand Bells Holiday Concert (December 19, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM): Revel in the melodious chimes of hand bells at the Dadeville Performing Arts Center​​.
  22. The Last Sunset of the Year Guided Nature Hike (December 31st, 4:00pm – 6:30pm): Get a gorgeous view of the last sunset of 2023 with this nature hike to the highest point in Russell Forest.

Some of these events require you to register before so be sure to look into the events now!

Join the Lake Martin Community: An Open Invitation

With such a variety of events, the Lake Martin community in Alabama promises a December filled with joy and community spirit. From festive parades to cozy concerts, there’s something for everyone. Which of these lake area events are you most excited about? Share your favorite local activities and join the community in making this holiday season at Lake Martin unforgettable!

We would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us in the festivities and beyond. Lake Martin is far more than a destination… It’s a community rich in warmth, hospitality, and endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Lake Martin offers something for everyone. Come experience the magic of our community events, explore our stunning landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime. We’re a community and a family, and we can’t wait to welcome you to Lake Martin.

As the festive lights of December’s events twinkle out, the enduring charm of Lake Martin continues to shine brightly. While the holiday season may be a special time, the allure of Lake Martin is not confined to just one month. This is truly a ‘Playground for All Seasons,’ where the beauty and activities of Lake Martin evolve with the changing months, offering year-round enjoyment and adventure

A Playground for All Seasons: Recreational Activities at Lake Martin

Lake Martin transforms with each season, offering a multitude of recreational activities that cater to all ages and interests. Boating enthusiasts can explore the vast waters, whether it’s a leisurely sail on a sunny afternoon or an exciting water skiing adventure. The lake’s clear waters are also a paradise for anglers, with abundant bass, crappie, and catfish.

Hikers and nature lovers can traverse the numerous trails winding through the lush landscapes surrounding the lake. These trails offer stunning views and an opportunity to spot local wildlife. For a more relaxed experience, the numerous picnic spots along the shoreline provide the perfect setting for a family gathering or a quiet afternoon in nature.

In addition, Lake Martin is dotted with small islands and hidden coves, waiting to be discovered by adventurous kayakers and canoeists. The lake’s calm waters are ideal for paddleboarding, offering a serene way to connect with nature.

Elevate Your Lakefront Experience with Expert Craftsmanship and Timeless Design

As we celebrate the unique spirit of Lake Martin, we reach out to homeowners, businesses, and visitors with a special invitation. At Lake Martin Dock Company, we’ve been transforming lakefronts into breathtaking outdoor oases since 1990. Our expertise lies in crafting custom designs and delivering quality construction, backed by a commitment to lifetime service.

For homeowners and property owners, our services are an enhancement to your waterfront experience and an investment in your property’s value. Whether you’re looking to upgrade or repair your dock, or add a state-of-the-art boat lift, we provide solutions that blend seamlessly with your lifestyle and elevate your lakefront living.

Businesses around Lake Martin, envision the potential of your marinas transformed into bustling hubs of activity. Our expertise in overhauling marinas can significantly increase your foot traffic, turning your space into a sought-after destination for visitors and locals alike.

Contact us today to explore how we can turn your vision of a perfect lakefront into reality. Together, let’s create spaces that resonate with the vibrant spirit of Lake Martin, enhancing the experiences of all who visit or call this beautiful place home.

Lake Martin Dock Company – Crafting Lakefront Dreams into Reality Since 1990.

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