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Small-town charm meets Yuletide cheer in a virtual experience! At our annual Christmas in Cullman, we’re paying homage to our German heritage and celebrating the holidays German-style with the Cullman Christkindlmarkt, the German pyramid on display, German food, and so much more. It all kicks off December 4, 2020 at 7pm with the virtual tree-lighting ceremony on Facebook or at!




Dec. 7, 2020 | 5:30 PM

Dec. 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Dec. 14, 2020 | 7:00 PM

December 24-25, 2020 (Christmas)
Christmas Sanitation Schedule
Normal service Dec. 24.
No service Dec. 25.

Dec. 21, 2020 | 5:30 PM

2021 City Council Meeting Schedule





Christmas at the Grotto

December 3 - December 5

Tinsel Trail & Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 4, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Christmas in Cullman (Virtual Event)

December 4 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cullman County Christmas Parade

December 5 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meeting: Planning Commission

December 7 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Meeting: City Council

December 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Christmas at the Grotto

December 10 - December 12

Cullman Christkindlmarkt

December 11 - December 12

OHV Night Ride

December 12 @ 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Welcome to Cullman!

Founded in 1873 by German refugee Colonel John G. Cullmann, Cullman is known for its early agricultural success and ability to accommodate widespread industrial projects. With a population currently hovering just over 15,000, Cullman is the county seat and largest of Cullman County‘s 13 municipalities. Cullman is located halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville and is the epicenter for multiple major highway systems. Cullman offers an impressive array of local attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, educational and medical facilities, and access to cultural, sporting, and entertainment events. Cullman supports progressive economic development, technological advancements, and creative quality-of-life endeavors. Cullman offers 21st Century living while maintaining the quintessential Southern charm that immediately engages visitors. Cullman is an ideal community to stay a while … or a lifetime!

Cullman is a thriving 21st Century community fueled by its quaint heritage and indelible Southern charm! Cullman was voted the #1 Best Place to Raise Children in Alabama by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2013. Cullman has an excellent year-round climate with short mild winters and long warm summers. Cullman has one of the best school systems in the state, amazing tourist attractions, thriving and growing businesses and industries, a diverse medical community and state-of-the-art hospital, lots of parks and recreational outlets, and much more. There are many factors that make Cullman the best place to live, work, worship, play, and raise a family!  MORE >

Cullman has a diverse and growing business community, and with a 4.8% unemployment rate, a 9.00% sales tax and an extremely low crime rate, Cullman is an ideal environment to start a family, own a business, work, play, worship, shop, live. In 2014, Cullman received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for Business Retention & Expansion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC); was ranked #5 as Most Business Friendly City in Alabama by the Alabama Policy Institute; and was named the #2 U.S. Micropolitan Area by Site Selection magazine. In addition, Cullman was named #1 in Alabama for New & Expanding Industry in 2016 and 2013 rankings by the State of Alabama, and Southern Business & Development magazine ranked Cullman the #6 Community that is a Manufacturing Location No-Brainer.  MORE >

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Cullman annually hosts numerous local, regional and national events including tournaments, festivals and fairs while offering an impressive array of local attractions, parks, hotels, restaurants and retail establishments as well as expanded shopping, cultural, sporting and entertainment opportunities due to its convenient location between Birmingham and Huntsville.

Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism has been an innovative leader in providing quality recreation opportunities to the residents of Cullman and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Established in 1979, the department offers 10 parks, a golf course, and 5 recreational facilities offering activities for all ages and interests including athletics, senior programs, community events, aquatics, fitness, arts, and more. The department has won numerous state and national awards for its large scale impact on the community, serving as a catalyst for the tourism industry in Cullman as well as providing nationally recognized facilities and programs for the area’s population.  MORE >