Christmas Parades Held Across Middle Tennessee

Posted at 10:17 PM, Dec 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-10 19:25:02-05

For the second weekend in a row, several cities across Middle Tennessee celebrated the holiday season with parades.

The 33rd Annual Donelson-Hermitage Christmas Parade was held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The theme this year was "A Season of Love." The Predators participated in the parade, along with students at McGavock High School, and the Grand Marshal was recording artist Tim Rushlow.

At the Mt. Juliet parade, which started at 11 a.m. Saturday, our Storm 5 Titan was seen rolling through along with NewsChannel 5's Vicki Yates, Henry Rothenberg, and Carrie Sharp.

The theme was "Christmas in a galaxy far, far away." A portion of Mt. Juliet Road was closed for the event.

Henry also joined Jennifer Kraus in Storm 5 Titan for the parade in Murfreesboro that started at 2 p.m. Sunday. The theme this year was "Peace on Earth," and with temperatures in the upper 40s, it was perfect for all parade-goers!

The week before, on Saturday, December 2, singers from Montgomery Central Elementary School opened the Clarksville Parade.

Photos: Christmas Parades Held Across Middle Tennessee

There were also some familiar faces at the parade in Clarksville. NewsChannel 5's Rhori Johnston and Amy Watson were there, along with our Storm 5 Titan.

More than 130 local businesses, schools, and organizations participated in Clarksville’s parade. The theme was "Christmas Around the World” with Grand Marshal Will Healy, Austin Peay State University’s Head Football Coach.

The following awards were presented in Clarksville: 

  • 1st: NWHS Spanish Club 
  • 2nd: United Way
  • 3rd: Guildfield Baptist Church


  • 1st: City of Clarksville 
  • 2nd: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 
  • 3rd: CDE Lightband


  • 1st: Q Realty
  • 2nd: Bo’s Towing
  • 3rd: Wedding Belles

NewsChannel 5's Lelan Statom was the Grand Marshal at the Christmas Parade in Goodlettsville earlier Saturday evening.

The parade’s theme this year was "Candy Cane Lane." 

All the money raised from entry fees were set to benefit the Goodlettsville Help Center. 

And in Gladeville, our own Nick Beres was the Grand Marshal, along with his wife and their rescue pup, Mashed Tater. (You can catch that adorable video below!)

The parade fun wasn’t over yet! NewsChannel 5's Lelan Statom and Rebecca Schleicher participated in the Hendersonville Christmas Parade that started at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

Storm 5 Titan was also there, decked out in lights. This year's theme was a "Star Spangled Christmas." The parade featured marching bands, floats, and Christmas characters.