Clydesdales for Christmas

Nov. 13—Christmas-like weather swept into Cullman right on cue Sunday, providing the crisply ideal backdrop for a famous team of equine guests to help greet the approaching holiday season.

The streets around the city's Warehouse District were packed with people Sunday afternoon, each of whom braved a chill 40-degree day to catch a glimpse of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales on the iconic team's southern-reaching swing through Alabama.

No one seemed to mind the cold, though: Sunday's crowd rivaled that of warmer-weather outings such as Cullman's summertime 2nd Fridays, as businesses along First Avenue opened their doors to close out the weekend-long 32nd Annual Cullman Area Christmas Open House.

When they're not out on the show circuit, the Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant's Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.