Gallatin Christmas Parade "A Thrill of Hope"

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Name: Gallatin Christmas Parade "A Thrill of Hope"
Date: December 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
Event Description:
Gallatin's "A Thrill of Hope" Christmas Parade
Sponsored by GKN Hoeganaes - Gallatin

Date of Parade:  Saturday, December 12, 2020
Step Off Time: Noon                 Rain or Shine
Line-up Location:  Steam Plant Road -  Participants must enter from Airport Road!
Line up for floats:  No later than 10:30 AM
Walker/Performer Line up (without a float)11:00 AM
All Others:  No Later then 11:30 AM
Entries MUST BE at least 50% decorated
No Performance Stops Allowed. 
Parade Route: Steam Plant Road to Hartsville Pike, down Main Street, down Broadway and ends at the Gallatin High School

Registration is now CLOSED. 
The parade can be watched anywhere along the parade route. If you want to get an up close and personal view, watch from the Gallatin Public Square or the old Miracle Ford parking lot (517 Nashville Pike) next to Wilson Bank & Trust or from one of the other "OFFICIAL viewing locations:
Econolodge - 221 W Main Street
Gallatin First United Methodist Church - 149 W Main Street
Alexander Funeral Home - 584 Nashville Pike
Davis Sit N Sleep, TN - 240 W Main Street
Historic Stonewall - 332 E Main Street
   Please note, parking is on a first come, first serve basis for Econolodge, Gallatin First United Methodist Church, Alexander Funeral Home, Davis Sit N Sleep, and Historic Stonewall. 

If you choose the Gallatin Public Square, starting at 10:45 am, Gallatin's own, Danny McCorkle will be performing holiday music from the balcony of the Gallatin Public Library. As the parade begins, H.D. Wheeler, with ServPro Industries and Cathy Martindale, cohost of "Racing Country", will give you the play by play of the parade!   

We encourage everyone to "Mask Up and Physical Distance" at this event. 

You can also watch virtually! Enjoy our livestream from the comfort of your own home via the Gallatin Chamber Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

Share this great Christmas tradition with your entire family! It is a "not to be missed" event! 

All participants must submit an application to participate. The deadline to participate is November 20, 2020. 
All entries must have someone attend a "mandatory" parade participation meeting prior to the parade.
 There are three opportunities to attend. These meetings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, December 1, 5 to 6 p.m.  
Thursday, December 3, 10 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, December 3, 6 to 7 p.m. 
Address: Gallatin City Hall, 132 W Main Street, Gallatin, Tennessee

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are following guidelines as provided by the State of Tennessee Department of Health. Please note that our event formats, locations, and schedules are subject to change. Many of our events are still offering hybrid options, should that fit your needs and comfort level more during this time. For additional information or questions, please contact Kim at
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Downtown Gallatin
The parade can be viewed from anywhere along the parade route (Hartsville Pike, down Main Street, and Broadway to Gallatin High School). 
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, December 12th, 2020
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Free to Attend!
Registration is now closed! 

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