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66th Annual

Nashville Christmas Parade

Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 AM

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Nashville Christmas Parade
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Web: NashvilleChristmas Parade.com

Email: Todd Marcocci, Associate Producer

Phone: 610-431-1121

If you're interested in entering your band in the Nashville Christmas Parade, please request an application from Todd Marcocci at the contact info above.
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Nashville Christmas Parade Logo The Nashville Christmas Parade has a rich history as one of the region's most prominent holiday parades. In 2016 the event implemented major enhancements and is becoming a top-tier parade with nationwide television coverage. Your marching band is invited to submit an application for this fun and exciting event. The 2019 Nashville Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 7, at 9:00 AM.

The all-new Nashville Christmas Parade includes celebrity performances, elaborate floats built by the Kern Company in New Orleans, helium balloons, mass performing groups featuring singers, dancers and choirs; and marching bands from multiple states. The parade route travels along the scenic "Musical Mile" and is flanked by tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus. The 1-mile route begins near the Woodland Street Bridge and 1st Avenue North, proceeds down 1st Avenue, continues up Broadway and ends near 8th Avenue just past Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville Christmas Parade Photos In 2019 the parade will honor cancer survivor and Lily's Garden founder Lily Hensiek as Hometown Hero.

Celebrity musical performers in 2019 include Francesca Battistelli, Billy Gilman, Bianca Ryan, Brett Kissel, Ana Cristina Cash, Lucas Hoge, Kirk Jay, The Swon Brothers and more. The marching band lineup includes 15 high school and university marching bands from nine states. A celebration of the holidays and music in Music City provides a perfect experience for band students.

The parade will air live in Nashville on WKRN Channel 2 from 9-11 AM and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, December 8, from 12-2 PM. It can also be viewed live online at wkrn.com.

The Nashville Christmas Parade is produced by Piedmont Natural Gas in association with JM Best Entertainment Inc. benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

2019 Participating Bands

• American Christian Academy Patriot Band, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
• Antioch High School Band, Nashville, Tennessee
• Cedar Shoals High School Band, Athens, Georgia
• Chartiers Valley High School Band, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
• Cisco College Marching Band, Cisco, Texas
• DeSoto Central High School Band, Southaven, Mississippi
• Gardner Area Band, Gardner, Illinois
• Hillsboro High School Band, Nashville, Tennessee
• Knoch High School Marching Band, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
• Lansing Everett High School Band, Lansing, Michigan
• Limestone County Marching Honor Band (Ardmore, Clements, East Limestone, Elkmont, Tanner, West Limestone), Alabama
• Loretto High School Band, Loretto, Tennessee
• Oneonta High School Marching Band, Oneonta, Alabama
• Pleasure Ridge Park High School Band, Louisville, Kentucky
• Walton-Verona High School Band, Walton, Kentucky

Related Events

Bands traveling to Music City for the Nashville Christmas Parade can take advantage of educational opportunities at musical and historic sites including:
  • The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B and Country Music Hall of Fame
  • The Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation
  • The Parthenon and Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Future Dates

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Saturday, December 4, 2021

For More Information

Web: NashvilleChristmasParade.com

Email: Todd Marcocci, Associate Producer
Phone: 610-431-1121

If you're interested in entering your band in the Nashville Christmas Parade, please request an application from Todd Marcocci at the contact info above.