Come celebrate the Christmas season in Townsend, TN with the annual Townsend Community Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 pm. “A Vintage Christmas” is this year’s theme and if there ever was a town that knew about Smoky Mountain Christmas’ of yesteryear, it’s Townsend, TN.
Parade lineup begins at 1 pm before the actual parade which starts at the intersection of Town Square Drive and Highway 321. The parade will proceed south on Highway 321 and end at Nawger Nob. Parade goers can listen to Christmas music at Nawger Nob following the parade. Prizes will be announced here as well.
Prizes will be given for first, second and third place winners in the categories of large floats, small floats (motorcycle, golf cart, decorated four-wheeler, horse-drawn vehicle, tractor, automobile) and horse or pony and rider. Large floats carry a first, second, and third place prize of $100, $75. and $50. Small float prizes are $50, $35, and $25. Horse or pony & rider prizes are $35, $25, and $15.
People from Townsend and all over Blount County will be competing in the parade. The City of Townsend will provide the only Santa and Mrs. Claus in the parade.
Parade staging areas are as follows:
-Floats and horse-drawn vehicles: The road between IGA and Pizza Hut and lined up on Old Highway 73 and Town Square Drive.
-Cars and motorcycles: Make a left on Old Bridge Road to be lined up on Old Highway 73 up to the corner of Town Square Drive.
-Tractors: The Sevier County Electric Substation.
-Horses and 4-wheelers/golf carts/bikes: At the Visitor Center (not on Myers Road), turn left, and unload on the grass in front of the field. Unloaded trailers must be moved immediately to Nawger Nob, where they can park in the field. Horses should wait in the field until told to line up and proceed. 4-wheelers are not permitted in the field; line up in single file on the grass below the bike trail just past the field gate.
-Wreckers and emergency vehicles – Along Highway 321 on the road side.
If you have questions call Townsend City Hall at 865-448-6886.