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Parade kicks off holiday season

Nov. 15, 2018, 11:24 AM

Photo by Susan Urmy

by Paige Turner

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will again benefit from proceeds from the upcoming 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

The parade kicks off the holiday season in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Parade goers will enjoy custom floats, musical performances, helium balloons and an appearance by the star of the show, Santa Claus.

In addition to WKRN-TV live coverage, the Nashville Christmas Parade is going national again this year. Timeless Syndication will make the parade available for broadcast on TV stations and other outlets across the country for airing through the holiday season and into January 2019.

This year’s parade route will begin at the intersection of First Avenue North and Union Street and will travel south toward Broadway, where it will turn right on Broadway and end at Eighth Avenue North and Broadway.

Again this year, a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Children’s Hospital along with the Piedmont Natural Gas Share the Warmth program, Piedmont’s energy assistance program that helps local low-income families pay their energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source.

To stay up to date on parade happenings and announcements, visit the Nashville Christmas Parade website at

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