2021 Tree Lightings & Christmas Parades

Curated by Alyssa Hughes and Andrea Hinds

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Fill up your holiday calendar with these tree lightings and Christmas parades in and near Maury County.

1Columbia Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade

The City of Columbia, in partnership with the Columbia Main Street Corporation, invites you to attend the annual Columbia Main Street Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:00pm!

This nighttime parade kicks off at 6:00 PM beginning at the Trotwood/W. 7th Street split and marches eastward into downtown and around the Courthouse Square, lasting approximately 1 1/2 hours. Stay with us as we transition from the parade to the tree lighting with about 20 minutes of live entertainment to allow time for parade participants to return to the Square for the tree lighting.

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2Spring Hill Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 11, 5pm
Don’t miss the 13th Annual Spring Hill Christmas Parade on December 11. This year’s theme is “Sounds of the Season”

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3Franklin Tree Lighting

Friday, December 3, beginning at 6pm
Downtown Franklin
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The city of Franklin is excited to light up the square Friday, December 3rd, for the 2021 Christmas tree lighting, the best tree lighting event in Middle Tennessee!

There will be special guest performances from five-time Grammy nominee and Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner Matthew West and Freedom Intermediate School Honors Choir will sing.

Country singer Layla Tucker will also join us. If the name sounds familiar, a former Franklin resident is her mama, and her name is Tanya.

Rudolph and Bumble from Gaylord Opryland’s Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer will be available for photo opportunities as well as our local princesses from Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) is the presenting sponsor for the 2021 Franklin Tree Lighting Ceremony. Integrated Production Solutions (IPS) based in Franklin is the production team for this event and is also a sponsor.  Free photos with Santa will be provided by Williamson Medical Center beginning at 5:45 p.m.  Mars Petcare is offering a pet friendly photo opportunity on the square!

The Franklin Art Scene will also have the Art Crawl that night happening in many stores.  The Franklin Noon Rotary and the Downtown Franklin Rotary will hand out free refreshments.

“We thank our partners who help us give this special gift to our community.  It’s so nice to have families of Franklin join us to light our spectacular tree and help spread Christmas cheer,” said Mayor Ken Moore.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on December 3rd. Performances will start at 6:45 p.m.  We expect to light the tree at 7:15 p.m. Expect a surprise from Franklin High School after the tree is lit!

4Franklin Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec 4, 2pm – 4pm
Downtown Franklin
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The Franklin Christmas Parade, sponsored by Kiwanis Club, is held annually the first Saturday in December. Winding through the streets of Historic Downtown Franklin, the parade is a community celebration of the traditions of the Christmas season.

5Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec 11, 2pm
Old Hillsboro Road
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Like other parades, you will see school bands and local organizations, but you can also expect to see antique tractors, horses, Hatcher Dairy Farm cow, and there are always other celebrities who make a surprise appearance. This year, country artist Chris Janson is the Grand Marshal.

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