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June 23, 2024

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2023 Christmas Parades in Middle Tennessee

This weekend and next, don't let the parades pass you by! Make plans for a jolly ol' time near you.

Floats, balloons, marching bands and Santa sightings are all part of the many festive Christmas parades in the Middle Tennessee area.

Find your local community’s celebration here for December 9 & 10.

Donelson Hermitage

Saturday, Dec. 9

The 38th annual Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade is a free community event open to the general public, complete with Santa Claus and more! Starts at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Elm Hill Pk and Donelson Pk, marching North on Donelson Pk into the Donelson Station WeGo Star/RTA parking lot (behind Fifty Forward).


Saturday, Dec. 9

Come enjoy this great Gallatin Tradition with your entire family. The parade kicks off at 12 p.m. and will end with Santa Claus kicking off the holiday season! The theme for this year is “The Spirit of Christmas.” The parade kicks off from Steam Plant Road to Hartsville Pike, down Main Street, down Broadway and ends at the Gallatin High School (700 Dan P Herron Drive, Gallatin).


Saturday, Dec. 2

The theme for this year’s parade is “Country Christmas.” The parade begins at 4 p.m. at the Delmas Long Community Center (200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville) and continues up Memorial Drive, taking a right onto Main Street and ending at the Goodlettsville Plaza (Rivergate Parkway). Parking is available at Goodlettsville City Hall, Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Goodlettsville Middle School, Goodlettsville Church of Christ and First Baptist Church Goodlettsville.   

Leiper’s Fork

Saturday, Dec. 9

The annual Christmas Parade held in Leiper’s Fork takes place on the the second Saturday of December at 2 p.m. Arrive early as there is only one road thru the village and it will be closed at 1:50 p.m. Parade route at this link.    

Mt. Juliet

Saturday, Dec. 9

The theme for this year’s Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade is “Tennessee Christmas.” The route runs from Mt. Juliet League Park (10835 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet) to East Division Street off of N. Mt. Juliet Rd. The parade will dovetail with the City Tree Lighting at the Division Street Clocktower. Music, food, games, and more starting at 11 a.m.


Sunday, Dec. 10

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season at the annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade with this year’s theme, “Christmas Magic.” Floats, musical acts and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will travel down Main Street beginning at MTSU at 2 p.m. and ending at the Historic Downtown Square at 4 p.m.

Spring Hill

Saturday, Dec. 9

Join in for the annual Spring Hill Christmas Parade, a festive event that brings the community together to celebrate the holiday season. Taking place starting at 5 p.m.