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Cullman Honors German Heritage with the Country’s Largest Christmas Pryamid

A sight to see and a great way to start the holidays!

Ready to kick off the holiday season? There’s no better way than with a trip down to Cullman and a visit to the country’s largest Christmas pyramid! Usually reserved for small, tabletop decorations over here in the states, this pyramid is over 30 ft tall, completely handmade, and is a must-visit for the holidays.

Cullman has a rich German history, and this pyramid is part of a growing attempt to embrace that rich heritage, especially during the holiday season. The Weihnachtspyramide, better known in English as a Christmas pyramid, is a traditional German decoration typically hung from the ceiling or set on a small table. It comes complete with wooden figures representing different symbols and seasonal themes. And despite being a little larger than most, Cullman’s is no different. The six tiers of the pyramid are all specific to Cullman, featuring authentic police and fire fighter uniforms and even a figure of Cullman’s founder, John Cullman.

The pyramid will be officially lit at the annual Christmas in Cullman celebration on Nov 23, and it will stay lit throughout the holidays. It’s located in front of the Cullman County Museum, and everyone from the Tennessee Valley is invited to take in this unique sight.

To stay up to date on everything Christmas in Cullman, visit them on their Facebook page here. More announcements are expected to come very soon.

Update: Due to weather, Christmas in Cullman has been moved to Saturday, November 23

The schedule is as follows:

12pm – FREE Santa’s Workshop & Christkindlmarkt

3pm – FREE Photos with Santa (sponsored by 5RDesign)

6pm – Downtown Parade from Busy Bee to Depot Park (sponsored by Mitch Smith Chevrolet)

7pm – Tree-Lighting Production (sponsored by The Cullman Tribune)

Admission is Free.