Tuscaloosa's Tinsel Trail will ring in the holiday season in style with its first ever "Ugly Sweater Night" this Thursday, December 2 at Government Plaza.

Anyone coming downtown to walk the trail is encouraged to don their most festive dress and join in the festivities. The event, presented by Nick's Kids Foundation, will feature live holiday trivia, awards for the best ugly sweaters and other fun activities.

Participants can win in several different categories, including:

  • Best Handmade Sweater
  • Best Couples Sweater
  • Sparkliest Sweater
  • Best Vintage Seater
  • Even more!

The event is free and open to the public, but food trucks will be on site for anyone interested.

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“We are so excited to be spreading even more holiday cheer with Ugly Sweater Night,” said Amanda Lightsey, Executive Director of Tuscaloosa’s One Place. “Each year, we look forward to expanding Tinsel Trail and adding more Christmas traditions for our community!”

The Tinsel Trail is put on each year by Tuscaloosa's One Place (TOP), which is dedicated to serving 11,000 residents in the Tuscaloosa area each year through programs designed to meet critical family needs.

Families that TOP serves can participate in programs including parenting education, in-home visitation, after school and social work programs, relationship education, workforce development and teen intervention.

Each of these programs aims to strengthen families, promote self-sufficiency and reduce child abuse and neglect.

For the latest on all events happening at the Tinsel Trail, visit the official website or follow the Tinsel Trail on Facebook.

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