As a part of its tradition, on Sunday, December 7th, the Town of Smyrna will celebrate the holiday season with its 40th annual Christmas Parade. This year's parade theme is "A Storybook Christmas" and is scheduled for Sunday, December 7th at 2 pm. The Parade route is Northbound on Lowry Street beginning at Mayfield Drive.
With this year's theme, spectators can expect creative floats. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be special guests. Trophies will be awarded in the following float categories:
- Most Creative
- Best Christmas Spirit
- Best Use of Theme
- Mayors Cup - Best Overall Entry
Mayor Mary Esther Reed and Newschannel 5's Steve Hayslip will co-host the live television coverage on Smyrna's Channel 3.
To accommodate the Parade route, Lowry Street between Mayfield Drive and Sam Ridley Parkway will be closed from 1:45 pm until the completion of the Parade.
Smyrna Parade Road Closures:
Soccer Park - Limited to parade entries only as designated by parade staff, starting at 10:00 am.
Commerce Street, Mayfield Drive, and Soccer Way closed at 1:30 pm.
Lowry Street (Hwy 41/70s) closed from Sam Ridley Parkway to Enon Springs Road at 1:45 pm.
Washington Street from R/R tracks to 2nd Avenue closed at 1:45 pm.
Smyrna Parade Detour Routes Available:
State Route 266 - Sam Ridley Parkway
State Route 102 - Nissan Parkway
Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro Parade Sunday, Dec. 14th:
The annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade that is held in Murfreesboro each year will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The parade will take the traditional route down East Main Street, around the local square and end at Walnut Street at West Main Street in Murfreesboro. The parade starts at 2PM on the 14th at the East Main Street / Middle Tennessee Boulevard intersection.