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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Goodlettsville's Christmas on Main: November 30th & December 1st

Christmas on Main 2018 banner

The City of Goodlettsville is proud to present Christmas on Main during the first weekend in December. These events will include a Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday night and the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon. To round out the weekend, join the staff and friends of Historic Mansker's Station in Moss-Wright Park for Yulefest, a Christmas tradition for many families. All of these events are free to the public.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The Christmas Tree Lighting for the City of Goodlettsville will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018 starting at 6:00pm. Visit Santa, listen to live music and entertainment, create a special craft to take home, enjoy cookies, and watch as the switch is flipped on the giant tree in front of City Hall. This event is free and is family friendly. It takes place at 105 S Main Street, on the grounds of City Hall.

The Entertainment Schedule

6:00pm - Arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus (small shelter)

6:00pm - Activities and Refreshments (large shelter)

6:15pm - Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus (porch)

6:30pm - Tree Lighting with Mayor Duncan & Special Guest (porch)

6:40pm - Goodlettsville Middle School Chorus (porch)

7:00pm - Madison Creek Elementary Xylophones & Drums (grounds near shelter)

7:30pm - Metro Baptist Sanctuary Choir (concrete pad)


Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus - bring your own camera
- sponsored by GoodWorks
- sponsored by Publix

Christmas Parade

The Annual Goodlettsville Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4:00pm.

This year's theme is:

"The Magic of Christmas!"

Participants should be creative with their incorporation of the theme.

The parade entry fee is $25 until November 1

From November 2-23, the fee is $40

All proceeds benefit the Goodlettsville Help Center

Please make checks payable to the Goodlettsville Help Center and mail to Christmas Parade, 105 S Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 or drop off at the Community Center at 200 Memorial Drive, Monday - Friday 8am to 430pm.

Parade Route

The parade begins at the Delmas Long Community Center (200 Memorial Drive) and continues up Memorial Drive, taking a right onto Main Street and ending at the Goodlettsville Plaza (Rivergate Parkway).

Grand Marshal


Parade Timeline

1:30pm - Parade entries may begin lining up

3:00pm - All entries must be checked in and lined up

3:00pm - Judging begins

4:00pm - Parade begins on Memorial Drive

Award Categories

Excellence in Parade Theme Presentation
This award goes to the entry that is outstanding in presenting the parade theme

Spectacular Sparkles Award

This award goes to the entry that presents an outstanding display of lights and/or other type of illumination

Community Spirit

This award goes to the entry that has the most enthusiasm for the community.

Parking Information

Parking is available at Goodlettsville City Hall, Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Goodlettsville Middle School, Goodlettsville Church of Christ, and First Baptist Church Goodlettsville.

Parade Committee

Interested in Volunteering? Let us know! We have a need for many volunteers on the day of the parade. Contact Event Coordinator Robbie Brigham at 615.851.2231.

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