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58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade to be held this Saturday

 

‘Christmas Around the World’ leads big list of City activities

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Celebrate “Christmas Around the World” and cheer on Coach Will Healy, architect of Austin Peay State University’s amazing 2017 football success, at the 58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00pm Saturday, December 2nd in Downtown Clarksville.

Healy, whose Governors gift-wrapped an 8-4 turnaround season for fans, will be this year’s grand marshal. He’ll be surrounded by an array of floats and parade entries embracing the “Christmas Around the World Theme” through music, dress and decor.

58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 2nd, at 5:00pm.

58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 2nd, at 5:00pm.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will lead the City’s official tree lighting ceremony on Public Square immediately after the parade.

“The parade and tree-lighting ceremonies are long-standing and dear traditions presented by the City of Clarksville,” Mayor McMillan said. “We invite all residents to come out for our unique lighted parade and experience our festive decorations.”

The parade route will begin on 8th Street on the campus of APSU. From Eighth Street, floats will proceed to College Street and then to University Avenue. From there the route is the same as years past, going around Public Square, the Historic Courthouse and back to Franklin Street. From Franklin, the route will turn onto Eighth Street, and then return back onto the APSU Campus.

The Christmas parade is an event for local businesses, schools, and organizations to showcase their Christmas spirit by walking, preparing a float, or driving a fun vehicle decked out in holiday cheer. Awards will be presented to the first- through third-place winners in each division. Divisions include: Civic/Church; Business/Commercial; and City/County. Judging will be conducted at 3:30pm Saturday, and winners will be acknowledged as they pass the judges stand on Public Square.

The 58th Annual Christmas Parade is presented by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government and sponsored by Clarksville Living Magazine.

Here are some more Holiday Events planned in coming weeks by Clarksville Parks and Recreation:

  • Christmas on the Cumberland
    McGregor Park, 640 North Riverside Drive. Experience the captivating displays of more than two million lights presented by the City of Clarksville and Altra Federal Credit Union every night through January 2nd. Free.
  • Christmas on the Cumberland Activity Nights
    6:00pm-8:00pm Saturdays, December 9th and December 16th. Living Hope Baptist Church will lead holiday crafts, dances and activities. Free.
  • Santa’s Workshop
    5:00pm-7:00pm Friday, December 8th at the Crow Recreation Center located at 211 Richview Road. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, make snow globes and ornaments, participate in reindeer games, enjoy the snack station, face painting and more. The event is free with toy donation, one per family.
  • Elf Splash
    2:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday, December 9th at New Providence Swimming Pool located at 166 Cunningham Lane. Families can escape the cold by taking a dip in the heated pool and Join Santa’s helpers to enjoy crafts, ornament making, face painting and all kinds of holiday fun. Fee is $5.00 per person.
  • Christmas in Occupied Clarksville
    4:00pm-6:00pm Saturday, December 9th at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street. Visitors will be able to step back in time to see period decorations, visit with a 19th century Santa, and enjoy eggnog, cakes and caroling. Free.

For more, contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=141

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