• One of Bristol’s most anticipated celebrations, the Bristol Christmas parade takes places the first Thursday of December at 7 p.m.

    Helping usher in the holiday season, the parade, which starts on Bob Morrison Blvd. and travels down State Street to the historic Bristol Train Station, brings out thousands of area residents who can’t wait to see the beautifully decorated floats, as well as the jolly old man himself. Yes, that’s right, Santa will be part of the parade too, watching to see who’s been naughty or nice!

    Local businesses, civic and volunteer organizations, church groups, bands, schools, neighborhood groups and beauty contestants are all invited to participate in the parade, which starts at 7 p.m. Lineup will be at 5 p.m. near the Bristol Herald Courier on Morrison Blvd.

    There is a cost to participate (starting at $45 per entry). Registration required. 

    We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate the holiday season in Bristol!

    For more information, please call 423.989.4850.  

    NOTE: WEIGHT LIMIT: Two Axle Vehicles weighing in excess of 17 tons are prohibited; 26 tons for vehicles with three or more axles are prohibited.

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      "Martin" the Gecko as the 2017 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal
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      2017 Spirit of Christmas Winner: Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
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      2017 Spirit of Christmas Winner: Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
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      Crowds for the Christmas Parade
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  • 2017 Bristol Christmas Parade
  • Video created with GoPro provided by Bass Pro Shops

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