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Nashville Christmas Parade 2019

Dec. 10, 2019, 4:20 PM

Thousands gathered downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. New for this year was the honor of parade hometown hero. Children’s Hospital patient Lily Hensiek was chosen as this year’s hero for her work raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. Lily is pictured here (left) waving to paradegoers with her sister, Sophie
(Photo by Price Chambers)

Thousands gathered downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The parade included giant inflatable balloons, custom floats, star-studded acts and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Big Machine recording artist Avenue Beat, The Swon Brothers, the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders, Lucas Hoge, Kirk Jay, Billy Gilman and the cast of “Aladdin & His Winter Wish” were among the performers, and Hayley Orrantia, a Radio Disney Country artist and star of ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” represented Radio Disney Country as the parade emcee.

In addition to WKRN-TV live coverage, the Nashville Christmas Parade will go national again this year. Timeless Syndication will make the parade available for broadcast on TV stations and other outlets across the country to air through the holiday season and into January 2020.

New for this year was the honor of parade hometown hero. Children’s Hospital patient Lily Hensiek was chosen as this year’s hometown hero for her work raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. Lily is pictured here (left) waving to paradegoers with her sister Sophie.

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