East Tennessee Christmas Parades


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
12/1/23 7:00PM

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
12/2/23 11:00AM-1:00PM

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

Farragut Christmas Parade
Farragut, TN
12/10/23 4:00PM

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
12/1/23 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
12/2/23 6:00PM-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. 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
Townsend, TN
12/3/23 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
12/7/23 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.

Loudon Christmas Parade
Downtown Loudon, TN
12/9/23 6:00PM

You can view the parade on Mulberry Street from Carter Street to Grove Street.

Louisville Deck the Town Hall Christmas Parade
Louisville, TN
11/26/23 3:00PM

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
Harriman, TN
11/30/23 7:00PM-9:00PM

The Harriman parade takes place in the historic downtown. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

Mascot Christmas Parade
Mascot, TN
12/10/23 2:00PM

Floats, animals, cars and bicycles, oh my! Not to mention, Santa will be making an appearance!

Morristown Christmas Parade
Downtown Morristown, TN
12/7/23 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 “Christmas in the City.” You can also watch virtually on the Morristown Pediatric Dentistry Facebook page or at CitizenTribune.com.

Halls Christmas Parade
Halls Community
12/9/23 6:00PM

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

Karns Christmas Parade
Karns Community
12/2/23 9:00AM

Join us for the annual Karns Christmas Parade! The parade starts at Ingles and goes to the Karns red light.

Gibbs Christmas Parade
Gibbs Community
12/3/23 2:30PM

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
12/2/23 11:00AM

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

Campbell County Christmas Parade
12/2/23 6:00PM

Enjoy Christmas-themed parade floats, performances and more!

Claiborne County Christmas Parade
New Tazewell
11/18/23 1:00PM

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
12/2/23 6:00PM

The parade will include bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more. The parade theme is “Christmas in Toyland.”

Seymour Christmas Parade
Seymour, TN
12/9/23 3:00PM

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
Kodak, TN
12/3/23 3:00PM

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
Greenback, TN
12/2/23 11:00AM

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
12/9/23 6:00PM

The theme of this year’s parade is “Sleigh Ride.” 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.

Jefferson City, TN
12/9/23 5:00PM

Spend the day celebrating Christmas in Jefferson City with the annual Hometown Christmas. The festivities begin at 12:00PM on 12/10/22. Be sure to stick around for the Christmas parade at 5:30PM.

New Market, TN
12/2/23 5:00PM

Wear lights and you’ll be part of the parade this year in New Market!  The parade will start at the old golf course and end at the New Market Fire Hall. There you will find free food and live music for all to enjoy.

Powell, TN
12/2/23 2:00PM

The parade will begin at Powell Middle School and make its way through beautiful downtown Powell. The parade will end at Powell High School.

Sweetwater, TN
12/1/23 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.

Luttrell, TN
12/2/23 12:00PM

The parade will begin at 101 Park Road in Luttrell. Participants may begin lining up at 10:00am. Santa will be making an appearance!

Wartburg, TN
12/2/23 6:00PM

This year’s parade theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” 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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Beth Wilkin-Waldmann
I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and son Bennett. While I may stay at home, Madeline, Bennett and I are always on the go exploring Knoxville and making new friends. I'm a coffee addict, book lover, fashion-phile, occasional cook and bargain hunter. My guilty pleasures include Pinterest and bad reality TV. I believe a sense of humor is an essential survival skill. And--lucky me--my funny husband Andy always keeps me laughing. Follow me on Knoxville Moms as I chronicle this challenging and rewarding adventure we call motherhood!


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