The parade is hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government, and made possible by the support of Agero and other sponsors.
Float themes included the Grinch, the Nightmare before Christmas, the Polar Express Frozen, Toy Story, Alice in Wonderland, the Nutcracker. A variety of business, civic, and government organizations took part.
Christmas caroling on the courthouse steps proceeded the parade.
Following the parade, the official Montgomery County Christmas tree was lit during a short ceremony on the courthouse lawn.
“First of all I would like to say on behalf of Montgomery County Government and the County commissioners, Merry Christmas to each and every one of you, and I hope you have a blessed new year.” Said Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett in his remarks before lighting the County’s Christmas tree. “And I ask each of you during this holiday season just to remember our men and women who are serving our country. So many of them are not here to be with their families, and I just ask you to say a prayer for them!”
Durrett them began counting down from 10 and when he reached zero the tree lit up.
He was then joined by Santa Claus who spent some time visiting with area children.