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November 27, 2021

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Christmas Parades Near You in 2021

It’s time to kick off the Christmas season by standing out in the cold and watching the big balloons come down the road!

Franklin Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5
Winding through the streets of downtown Franklin, the parade is a celebration of the holidays and the official welcome of Santa Claus to Franklin from 2 – 4 p.m. The parade begins at Jim Warren Park (705 Boyd Mill Ave, Franklin).

Goodlettsville Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5
The Annual Goodlettsville Christmas Parade will take place at 4 p.m. This year’s theme is Hometown Superheroes. The parade begins at the Delmas Long Community Center (200 Memorial Drive) and continues up Memorial Drive, taking a right onto Main Street and ending at the Goodlettsville Plaza (Rivergate Parkway).

White House Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5
The “A Hometown Christmas… Past, Present & Future” will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, live music from local choirs, library open house, free photos with Santa, tree lighting ceremony and more. The parade will leave White House Municipal Park on Highway 76 and head East towards City Hall, turning South onto Highway 31W and ending at the intersection of West Drive and Highway 31W. 

Lebanon Christmas Parade
Sunday Dec. 5
Lebanon’s annual Christmas Parade will travel through Lebanon’s historic square and feature floats, balloons, bands and more from 2 – 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Jingle All the Way.”

Hendersonville Christmas Parade
Sunday, Dec. 5
Marching bands, horse-drawn floats and your favorite Christmas characters brought together starting at Drakes Creek Park (120 East Main Street, Hendersonville) from 1 – 3 p.m.This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” After the parade, join in the evening for the annual Hendersonville tree lighting ceremony.

Smyrna Christmas Parade
Sunday, Dec. 5
The 46th annual Town of Smyrna Christmas Parade and Food Drive starts at Smyrna Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street,Smyrna) at 2 p.m. Watch floats, bands, classic cars, dancers and Santa & Mrs. Claus as they travel northbound on Lowry Street toward Sam Ridley Parkway.

Gallatin Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 11
The Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce will proudly present the 2021 Christmas Parade: “Past Present Future – Celebrating 100 Years of the Gallatin Chamber” at 12 p.m. and will end with Santa Claus kicking off the holiday season!

Leipers Fork Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 11
The annual Christmas Parade held in Leiper’s Fork takes place on the the second Saturday of December at 2 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshall is Country artist Chris Janson. In case of rain, the parade will move to the following Saturday, Dec. 18.

LaVergne Parade of Lights
Saturday, Dec. 11
Held at 5 p.m., beginning at City Hall and ending at Veterans Memorial Park, where the tree lighting and fireworks will take place. This year’s theme is “Who Stole Christmas?” The Grand Marshall is the La Vergne Grinch. Activities include ice skating, Carols, pictures with Santa, snacks & more.

Mt Juliet Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 11
The theme for this year’s Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade is “A Patriotic 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 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Spring Hill Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 11
The 2021 Kiwanis Spring Hill Christmas Parade will start at 5 p.m. and the theme is “Sounds Of The Season”.  The parade will begin at Evans Park and enter onto Beechcroft Rd and then travel right onto Main Street (U.S. 31). The parade will end at Spring Hill Elementary School on Sharron Cantrell Road (formerly Toone Prados Street).

Murfreesboro Christmas Parade
Sunday, Dec. 12
Celebrate Christmas in Murfreesboro with this year’s parade theme, “The Spirit of Christmas”! The parade begins on the downtown Murfreesboro square (20 North Public Square, Murfreesboro) at 2 p.m. and travels down Main Street toward MTSU.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.