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    Name: Bristol Christmas Parade
    Date: December 7, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Thousands of area residents will line State Street Thursday night, Dec. 7 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, December 1, 2017
    All Parade Credentials must be picked up at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce for registrations made on November 21 or after.

    Event Sponsors:

    Premier Parade Sponsor

    Grand Marshal Float Sponsor

    Santa Float Sponsors

    Parade Staging Sponsors

    • Bill Gatton Automotive Group
    • Food City #821: Euclid Avenue

    Media Sponsor

    • Bristol Herald Courier

    Community Partners

    Trophy Sponsor

    • Tennessee Army National Guard
    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 7, 2017
    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 Angie at the Bristol Chamber. 423.989.4850
    Entry fees vary upon registration type.  Full entry fee descriptions listed on registration. 
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