The theme of this year’s event is “12 Days of Christmas.” The live broadcast will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will be hosted by WJHL morning news anchors Amy Lynn and Kasey Marler. The parade will also be streamed live on www.wjhl.com in addition to Facebook.
“The Blue Plum Organization is delighted to announce this partnership with WJHL,” Jennifer Clements, a member of the Blue Plum Organization and parade director, said. “With the live broadcast on television and Facebook, people who are unable to attend the parade will have the opportunity to be part of this annual celebration. This is great opportunity for family members across the country to watch their loved ones participate in the parade.”
The parade will start on the East Tennessee State University campus and will cross University Parkway and travel onto West Walnut Street. Turning onto Buffalo Street, the parade will cross East State of Franklin Road and continue down East Main Street. The route will then turn onto Colonial Way and conclude in the Old Burley Lot at the corner of Legion Street and East State of Franklin.
First-, second- and third-place prizes will be presented as part of the “Best Float” competition.
Leading “12 Days of Christmas” will be the grand marshal, who will be selected from a pool of nominations from the community.
For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.jcchristmasparade.org.