Montgomery County, TN – The Christmas season kicked off Saturday, December 5th on the Montgomery County Court House steps as crowds gathered to listen to Christmas caroling by local students. There was also hot chocolate available inside the Montgomery County Courts Complex.
The caroling started at 4:00pm and continued right up to the start of the Clarksville Montgomery County Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.The Montgomery Central Elementary School Honor Choir kick things off singing songs like “Holiday of Music”, “Rules of Christmas”, “Hip Hop Reindeer” and others.
Next up was the Northeast High School Exit One, JV Exit One and Concert Choirs dressed for the holiday. They not only sung songs like “Carol Of The Bells” and “Feliz Navidad” but also performed dance routines to “Santa Baby” and others.
Clarksville Academy Choir and Cougar Choir closed out the night singing “This Holiday”, “Everywhere Christmas tonight”, “Sleigh Ride” and others.
After the Lighted Christmas Parade, everyone gathered back at the Court house square to see the lighting of the Montgomery County Christmas Tree.
“Before we light the tree, 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.
Before lighting the tree, Durrett asked for 10 seconds of silence to remember the two 101st Airborne Division pilots that were killed in a helicopter crash outside of Fort Campbell on December 2nd.
Durrett then lit the tree and asked for Santa Claus to come out to visit all the boys and girls gathered around the tree. Santa listened to each child’s Christmas wish list as well as some adults, giving each a handful of candy.
A special time was had by all.
Caroling Photo Gallery
Tree Lighting and Santa Claus Photo Gallery