Schedule of Events

6:30 p.m.
Mayor’s Tree Lighting festivities begin at Public Square in front of the courthouse

Immediately following: Fireworks

7:00 p.m.
Parade start



Check out parkitdowntown.com for the most convenient and least expensive downtown parking options. Pay-to-park lots and garages are available throughout the downtown area.

Restaurants and Vendors

Downtown Nashville is a wonderful place to spend a brisk winter evening. We recommend coming early or staying after the parade to enjoy dinner, live music and great shopping.

Avoid the Traffic

We’re expecting a big crowd, so you can expect some traffic. To avoid the worst of the traffic, we suggest coming early to find your spot and staying late and enjoying Christmastime in Nashville. Whatever you’re looking for—great shopping, delicious food and drinks or live music and dancing—Downtown Nashville definitely has it! Plan to come early and stay late for the best parade experience.