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    Name: 2018 Bristol Christmas Parade
    Date: December 6, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    Thousands of area residents will line State Street Thursday night, Dec. 6 for the Bristol Christmas Parade to kick-off the holiday season.
    The parade, which has been taking place in the downtown area for more than a century, is a program of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
    The nights festivities, which will start on Bob Morrison Blvd., make its way through the center of town before finishing up at the Train Station.
    As always, jolly ole Saint Nick will make his presence known, riding in the final float.
    More than 150 floats from local businesses, civic and volunteer organizations, church groups, bands, schools, neighborhood groups, etc. make up the parade. 

    Click the Register Now button if you would like to participate with an entry in the parade.

    Click HERE for Rules & Regulations

    Deadline to register is Friday, November 30, 2018.  
    All Parade Credentials will be mailed to the address you provide IF your registration is completed by November 22.  For those who register AFTER November 22, you will need to come to the Bristol Chamber to pick-up your credential packet.  The Bristol Chamber of Commerce hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Event Sponsors:

    Premier Parade Sponsor

    Santa Float Sponsor

    Grand Marshal Float Sponsor

    Trophy Sponsor

    • Tennessee Army National Guard

    Parade Staging Sponsors

    Community Sponsors

    Media Sponsor

    Parade route begins on the intersection of W. State Street and Bob Morrison Blvd. It continues down historic State Street and ends at the intersection of State Street to the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

    Parade line-up is on Bob Morrison Blvd. beginning at 5 p.m.  
    Parade starts 7 p.m. - rain or shine
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Parade starts at 7 p.m.-  rain or shine

    Parade line-up for registered entries begins at 5pm.
    Contact Information:
    For questions or more information, contact Veronica at the Bristol Chamber. 423.989.4850
    Entry fees vary upon registration type.  Full entry fee descriptions listed on registration. 
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