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Details for city of Clinton's 2021 Christmas parade announced

Historic Downtown Clinton’s Christmas parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 22.

Clinton’s traditional Christmas parade of bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more returns after taking last year off because of the pandemic.

This year’s theme is “Dreaming of a White Christmas.”

Businesses, churches, schools and marching groups are invited to register and participate. Floats and politicians have a $25 entry fee, while all other participants are $10. All funds will go to Historic Downtown Clinton, a nonprofit formed as part of the Main Street program that strives to enhance and preserve Clinton’s unique small town history by making downtown the center for local businesses to thrive, new partnerships to develop, and for the community to gather.

Entry forms can be found at or at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce office at 245 North Main St.

The Anderson County Chamber has previously organized and hosted the parade, but President Rick Meredith says he is excited to continue the tradition of the parade under new leadership as it falls under the vision and mission of the events that Historic Downtown Clinton aims to do to create community in our historic district.

Parade participants are requested to decorate their vehicles/floats for this event.

The parade Santa is to be the only Santa.

Horses are required to have on a diaper to enter the parade route. All pet owners are required to pick up after their animals by Clinton city ordinance.

Rules concerning vehicles: All parade vehicles must be “street legal” and drivers must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license (this eliminates ATVs, golf carts, mountain bikes, bicycles and skateboards, etc).

Check-in will be at Jaycee Park/Anderson County Fairgrounds from 4–5 :30 p.m.

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded for the best and most-creative floats that reflect the parade theme.

Historic Downtown Clinton is looking forward to kicking off the holiday season with a Clinton tradition that families can look forward to.

For more information about the Clinton parade, please contact Historic Downtown Clinton’s program director, Katherine Birkbeck, at 865-293-6367.