East Tennessee Christmas Parades

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It’s time to bundle up and head out to catch one of the festive East Tennessee Christmas parades! You’ll be sure to see themed Christmas floats, fire trucks and, of course, the jolly old elf himself. There may even be some candy to catch, so be sure to bring a goodie bag to haul it all home. Knoxville Moms put together this list of Christmas parades around our region. From big city to-dos to charming small-town gatherings, you’ll be sure to find the perfect parade for your family. Stay warm and merry Christmas!

East Tennessee and Knoxville Christmas ParadesEast Tennessee and Knoxville Christmas Parades

WIVK Christmas Parade
Downtown Knoxville, TN
Gay Street
12/03/21 7:00PM

The WIVK parade is back for its 48th year with bands, dancers, lighted floats, and, of course, Santa Claus! For more information, visit the parade website.


Sevierville’s 56th Annual Christmas Parade
Historic Downtown Sevierville, TN
12/04/21 10:00AM

Best viewed at Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue. See website for more details.


Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Downtown Gatlinburg, TN
12/03/21 7:30PM

Come see why millions of people have watched this award-winning celebration! Enjoy marching band performances, large balloons, dancers, musicians and much more. Parade route: Begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway at 7:30PM before spanning through Gatlinburg and ending at traffic light #10. See website for more details.


Rocky Hill Christmas Parade & Festival
Knoxville, TN
12/04/21 3:30PM-7:30PM

The festival will begin at 3:30PM with the Christmas-themed market, food trucks, and live music in the Rocky Hill Center parking lot. Christmas tree lighting following the parade. Santa will also be around for a photo opportunity. See website for more details.


Townsend Christmas Parade
Townsend, TN
12/05/21 2:30PM-4:00PM
Enjoy the fun and festivities of the Christmas season at the Townsend Christmas parade. The parade will start at IGA and end at Nawger Nob Village.


Lenoir City Christmas Parade
Downtown Lenoir City, TN
12/02/21 6:30PM

Enjoy downtown Lenoir City as we kick-off the Christmas season with our Christmas Parade! Line up starts at 5:00pm and the parade will kick-off at 6:30pm. The Academy of Dance Arts perform at the reviewing area at A street at 6:10pm.


Loudon Christmas Parade
Downtown Loudon, TN
12/11/21 6:00PM

The theme of this year’s parade is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” You can view the parade on Mulberry Street from Carter Street to Grove Street.


Morristown Christmas Parade
Downtown Morristown, TN
12/02/21 7:00PM

The parade will follow the traditional route through downtown Morristown and disperse in the parking lot at HomeTrust Bank, 120 Evans Avenue. The parade theme is “Have Yourself a Musical Little Christmas.”


Halls Christmas Parade
Halls Community
12/11/21 6:00PM

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at the annual Halls Christmas Parade.


Blount County Jaycees Christmas Parade
Alcoa & Maryville
12/4/21 11:00AM

This year’s theme is “A White Winter Wonderland Christmas.” The parade will go through Midland Plaza and downtown Maryville.


Campbell County Christmas Parade
LaFollette
12/4/21 2:00PM

Enjoy Christmas-themed parade floats, performances and more!


Clinton Christmas Parade
Downtown Clinton, TN
12/04/21 6:00PM

The parade will include bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more. The parade theme is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”


Oak Ridge Christmas Parade
Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
12/11/21 6:00PM

The theme of this year’s parade is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Spectators may watch the parade as it travels our traditional route from Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road. From there it will travel down Lafayette to the Oak Ridge Turnpike. It will continue west on the Turnpike and end at Oak High School.

Sweetwater, TN
12/3/21 7:00PM

The parade route will leave from Mayes Avenue, traveling through downtown Sweetwater, and end at the Plaza 68 Shopping Center on Highway 68.

Sweetwater, TN
12/4/21 6:00PM

The parade will kick off at Central High School and end at First Baptist Church. Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out at the church’s fellowship hall and Santa will be available for pictures.

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