2017 Christmas Parade Round-Up

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Don't let the parade pass you by! Make plans for a jolly ol' time near you.

Nothing heralds the festivities of the holiday season quite like a Christmas parade. Experience a celebration happening in your own area! Pictured above: The Frosty float in Nashville’s Christmas parade.

Columbia

Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Theme: “There’s No Place Like
Home for the Holidays”
931-388-3647
columbiamainstreet.com
Travels along West Seventh Street to Courthouse Square in Downtown Columbia.

Donelson/Hermitage

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Theme: “A Tender Tennessee Christmas”
615-883-7896
d-hchamber.com
Starts at the intersection of Elm Hill Pike and Donelson Pike continuing North on Donelson and ending at the entrance to the Music City Star.

Fairview

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.
Theme: “A Vintage Christmas”
615-799-9290
fairviewchamber.org
Starts at Fairview Ballpark and ends at SFE on Highway 100.

Franklin

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Theme: “Rockin’ Christmas”
eventbrite.com
Starts at Boyd Mill Avenue at Jim Warren Park and travels down New Highway 96 West to Third Avenue South then down Main Street ending at 11th Avenue North.

Gallatin

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m.
Theme: “Christmas in Toyland”
615-452-4000
gallatintn.org
Starts on Steam Plant Road and ends at Gallatin High School.

Goodlettsville

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.
Theme: “Candy Cane Lane”
615-851-2234
goodlettsvilleparks.com
Starts at Memorial Drive and ends at Goodlettsville Plaza on RiverGate Parkway.

Hendersonville

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Theme: “A Star-Spangled Christmas Parade”
615-517-5714
holidafesttn.org
Starts at Drakes Creek Park and ends at the Post Office. This year’s Grand Marshal is Diamond Rio’s Dana Williams.

La Vergne

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Theme: “Parade of Lights”
615-793-3224
lavergnetn.gov
Begins at Veterans Memorial Park and ends at City Hall for the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks.

Lebanon

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
Theme: “Christmas Movies Come to Life”
615-444-5503
lebanonwilsonchamber.com
The parade is in downtown Lebanon through the square and Main Street.

Leiper’s Fork

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Theme: “Wacky & Wonderful”
615-364-9152
visitleipersfork.com
Southall Road through the village on Old Hillsboro Road.

Mt. Juliet

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
Theme: “Christmas in a Galaxy Far, Far Away”
615-758-6522
mtjuliet-tn.gov/426/christmas-parade
Starts at West Wilson Middle School, then northbound on North Mt. Juliet Road ending on Charlie Daniels Parkway.

Murfreesboro

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
Theme: “Peace on Earth”
615-893-5373
wgnsradio.com
Starts at East Main Street and Middle Tennessee Boulevard and ends on West Main at Walnut.

Nashville

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.
No Theme
nashvillechristmasparade.com
Starts on North First Avenue and Brandon Street traveling South to Broadway, then West on Broadway to North Eighth Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshal is Mike Fisher.

Portland

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Theme: “Christmas at the Movies”
portlandcofc.com/christmas-festival-parade
Begins on Victor Reiter Parkway off North Broadway and travels down West Market Street. Prior to the parade, a festival takes place form 3 – 5:30 p.m. that includes cookie decorating, crafts, music, visiting with Santa and more.

Smyrna

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
Theme: “Christmas Around the World”
865-320-3892
townofsmyrna.org
Starts on Lowry Street and travels toward Sam Ridley Parkway.

Spring Hill

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.
Theme: “Hometown Christmas”
931-487-0027
springhilltn.org
Starts at Home Depot traveling on Main Street to Beechcroft Road into Evans Park.

White House

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.
Theme: “A Rock N’ Roll Christmas”
615-672-4350, ext. 2114
cityofwhitehouse.com
Starts at White House City Park ending on West Drive.

 

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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