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 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
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
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. 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. The Academy of Dance Arts perform at the reviewing area at A street at 6:10pm.
Loudon Christmas Parade
Downtown Loudon, TN
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
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
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at the annual Halls Christmas Parade.
Blount County Jaycees Christmas Parade
Alcoa & Maryville
This year’s theme is “A White Winter Wonderland Christmas.” The parade will go through Midland Plaza and downtown Maryville.
Campbell County Christmas Parade
Enjoy Christmas-themed parade floats, performances and more!
Clinton Christmas Parade
Downtown Clinton, TN
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