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Nashville Christmas Parade

Nashville, Tennessee

No in-person parade in 2021. See you in 2022!

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Nashville Christmas Parade
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Web: NashvilleChristmas Parade.com

Email: Todd Marcocci, Associate Producer

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 IMPORTANT NOTICE: At the heart of the Nashville Christmas Parade is the mission of supporting the patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. With the health and well-being of our spectators and the families and staff at Children's Hospital as our highest priority, we will not be holding an in-person event in 2021.

We deeply appreciate the past support from our city, sponsors and supporters and are looking forward to gathering safely together in the future.

Please contact info@nashvillechristmasparade.com with any questions.

We wish you a wonderful and safe holiday season!


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.

   View 2019 Nashville Christmas Parade Photos

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 honored cancer survivor and Lily's Garden founder Lily Hensiek as Hometown Hero.

Celebrity musical performers in 2019 included Francesca Battistelli, Billy Gilman, Bianca Ryan, Brett Kissel, Ana Cristina Cash, Lucas Hoge, Kirk Jay, The Swon Brothers and more. The marching band lineup included 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 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 3, 2022
Saturday, December 2, 2023

For More Information

Web: NashvilleChristmasParade.com

Email: Todd Marcocci, Associate Producer

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.