Several Christmas parades are set to take place in Wilson County over the next few weeks, including parades in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown and Possumtown.
The Watertown Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Entrants into the parade will gather at 1 p.m. at the Round Lick Baptist Church, and a judging of floats/entries will be held before the parade officially starts at 2 p.m.
The parade will proceed down Main Street and end at Optix Watertown on East Main Street. A worst Christmas sweater contest and open business tour will follow the parade.
For more information about the Watertown parade, contact Pam Wiggins at 615-237-9700, Jim Amero at 615-237-1777 or the Watertown Chamber at 615-237-0270.
The 2016 Lebanon Christmas Parade, presented by the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, is Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
This year’s theme is “A Toyland Christmas.” The parade goes through the downtown square and down West Main Street. Special annual ornaments are available. For more information, call the chamber at 615-444-5503.
The theme for this year’s Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade is “A Pokemon Christmas,” and the grand marshal is Pikachu, a Pokemon character.
The parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. This year’s route begins at First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and then goes northbound on North Mt. Juliet Road to Charlie Daniels Parkway. Mt. Juliet Road will be closed beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Team Magic half marathon and 5k races will begin alongside the Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade, and runners are encouraged to dress in holiday-related apparel. For more information about these races, visit team-magic.com/events/72. For more information about the Mt. Juliet parade, contact the parks and recreation department at 615-758-6522.
The Possumtown Christmas Parade will be Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. in front of Friendship Christian School. Roger McKinney will be the grand marshal.
Possomtown Outreach will accept donations of items to take to families in need in and around Sneedville in Hancock County.
Anyone who needs assistance with a donation may call Wilson County Commissioner Jerry McFarland at 615-330-8474. Monetary donations may be mailed to Possomtown Outreach, P.O. Box 26, Lebanon, TN, 37088.
By Jake Old