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 Parades
WIVK Christmas Parade
Downtown Knoxville, TN
The WIVK parade is back with bands, dancers, lighted floats, and, of course, Santa Claus! For more information, visit the parade website.
Sevierville Christmas Parade
Historic Downtown Sevierville, TN
Best viewed at Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue. See website for more details.
Farragut Christmas Parade
The parade will start at Farragut Intermediate School, go around the Farragut High School circle, and then back into the FIS parking lot. There will also be Christmas Village shopping which will be open from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information, click here.
Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Downtown Gatlinburg, TN
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
The festival will begin at 3:30PM with the Christmas-themed market, food trucks, and live music in the Rocky Hill Center parking lot. The parade will begin at 6:00pm. Christmas tree lighting following the parade. Santa will also be around for a photo opportunity. See website for more details.
Townsend Christmas Parade
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
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.
Loudon Christmas Parade
Downtown Loudon, TN
You can view the parade on Mulberry Street from Carter Street to Grove Street.
Louisville Deck the Town Hall Christmas Parade
The parade will start at Louisville Christian Church and end at Louisville Town Hall. Following the parade there will be food vendors, children’s crafts, music and Louisville’s first Christmas tree lighting!
Harriman Christmas Parade
The Harriman parade takes place in the historic downtown. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
Mascot Christmas Parade
Floats, animals, cars and bicycles, oh my! Not to mention, Santa will be making an appearance!
Morristown Christmas Parade
Downtown Morristown, TN
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 “Christmas in the City.” You can also watch virtually on the Morristown Pediatric Dentistry Facebook page or at CitizenTribune.com.
Halls Christmas Parade
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at the annual Halls Christmas Parade.
Karns Christmas Parade
Join us for the annual Karns Christmas Parade! The parade starts at Ingles and goes to the Karns red light.
Gibbs Christmas Parade
The 12th annual Gibbs Christmas Parade will kick off soon and you’re invited! The parade begins at Gibbs High School and finishes at the Clear Springs Baptist Church parking lot.
Blount County Jaycees Christmas Parade
Alcoa & Maryville
This year’s theme is “Community Christmas.” The parade will go through Midland Plaza and downtown Maryville.
Campbell County Christmas Parade
Enjoy Christmas-themed parade floats, performances and more!
Claiborne County Christmas Parade
Claiborne County is celebrating 48 years of its Christmas parade! This year’s theme will be “Who-Ville Christmas.” The parade will begin in the Walmart/Ingles parking lot.
Clinton Christmas Parade
Downtown Clinton, TN
The parade will include bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more. The parade theme is “Christmas in Toyland.”
Seymour Christmas Parade
Seymour is celebrating 30 years of its Christmas parade with a special theme and guest! This year the parade theme is “Christmas Through the Decades.” The Grand Marshal will be Michael O’Connor.
Kodak Christmas Parade
The parade will start at Northview Primary, travels down Douglas Dam Road and turns right at the four-way stop. It will end at Kodak Optimist Park. Over 50 parade participants are expected!
Greenback Christmas Parade
Come celebrate a “Christmas Around the World!” There will be a Christmas Market at the Train Depot starting at 10:00am. There will also be food trucks downtown. Don’t forget to meet Santa at the town tree after the parade!
Oak Ridge Christmas Parade
Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
Jefferson City, TN
New Market, TN
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