Holiday Festivities

Christmastime in south central Tennessee promises a unique opportunity to authentically experience small town living.  Check out parades or festivities near you.

Pulaski Christmas Parade & A Square Christmas 

Christmas starts early in Giles County 2015.  On November 14, A Square Christmas will take place on the Pulaski Square, 1 Public Square, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478.

The morning will begin with a pancake breakfast by the Pulaski Rotary Club.  The event will also include Santa and Mrs. Claus, a Kids & Pets Parade and Master & Miss Square Christmas 2015 at the STAAR Theatre.

Pulaski’s Christmas Parade themed “In Lights,” is scheduled for December 12 beginning at 5 p.m.  To view a map or get more information, visit

A Very Maury Christmas 

A Very Maury Christmas is planned at Westbury House on the Columbia Square, 125 W. 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401 for Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with over 30 vendors.

Christmas items and gifts are expected to be available for purchase.  To get in the door, you must bring an unwrapped toy or a $5 donation for The Family Center.  For more information and updates, please visit A Very Maury Christmas Facebook page.

Maury Christmas Home Tour 

The Maury Christmas Home Tour features twelve historic homes from around Maury County and will be held December 4-5.  Tickets may be purchased at the Athenaeum Rectory, 808 Athenaeum Street, Columbia, TN 38401.  For more information, call 931-381-4822 or visit

Spring Hill Christmas Parade 

The Spring Hill Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 5 p.m.  The parade route begins on Main Street to Beechcroft Road and end at Evans Park.  Many locations will be available to view the parade on Main and Beechcroft.  To view a map, visit  For more information, call 931-487-0027.

Columbia Christmas Parade 

The theme for the Columbia Christmas Parade hosted by Main Street Columbia is “Sleigh Ride” and it is scheduled for Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m.  The parade will travel along West 7th Street to the south side of Public Square in Columbia, Tennessee.  For more information, visit

Hohenwald Events

The City of Hohenwald, the Lewis County Fair Board and many local businesses are in partnership this holiday season to expand holiday activities in Hohenwald.  Donations of labor, time and money are bringing the community together in a holiday celebration.

Carriage rides, beginning at the Wilhelm Telplatz Park on Maple Street will be available to escort guests through the city and into Memorial Park where visitors will have the opportunity to view an expansive Christmas light display.  A large collection of lighted holiday displays was donated to the city by the Spears family and has been used in various locations throughout the city in past years.  In 2015, the display will be placed at Memorial Park, together again as it was when owned by the Spears.  Several local businesses have dedicated time and money to expand  electrical service to the park.

Singing of Christmas carols at the Wilhelm Telplatz Bandstand, carriage rides, and food and craft vendors in the breezeway on Main Street will be available the first three weekends in December.  A Miss Christmas pageant is planned for December 5.

In conjunction with the South Central Area Fair Board’s 2015 “It’s a Wonderful Town” Christmas Parade, on December 3,  find shops in and across the city decorated beautifully for the season.  Find more information at or call 931-796-4084 for more information.

Christmas Time’s a Comin’

Hickman County’s arts and crafts fair, Christmas Time’s a Comin’, is planned for Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The festival will offer Christmas items and handmade  food and crafts at East Hickman Elementary School, 5191 TN-100, Centerville, TN 37033.  For more information, call 901-246-3995.

Centerville’s Christmas Parade is planned for December 5 at 5:30 p.m. starting on College Ave, right on Church St and then around the Square.  The East Hickman Christmas Parade will be held December 13 starting at 2 p.m.  It will start at the East Hickman Elementary School and end at East Hickman High School.

Christmas in the Country 

The 33rd Annual Christmas in the Country will be Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22.  Held at Lawrenceburg Rotary Park, 927 Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464, the event is a market with over 90 booths scheduled to attend.  Antiques, handmade crafts and food are expected to be available for purchase.

Santa is expected Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  For more information, please visit, email or call 931-762-4911.

The Ho-Ho Hustle 5K is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 with registration beginning at 7 a.m. on the square in Lawrenceburg.  Also on December 5, merchants will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Santa is expected to arrive by train at approximately 11:30 at the Pulaski Street Rail Crossing.  Lunch, face painting and a holiday movie are planned at Providence Hall on the square beginning at 12 noon.  The lighting of the mayor’s Christmas Tree is scheduled for 4:55 p.m. to signal the start of the 61st Annual Lawrenceburg Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.  For addiitonal info, visit

Festival of Trees & Waynesboro Christmas Parade 

November 28, Small Business Saturday, marks the opening of Waynesboro’s Festival of Trees inside the Wayne County Court House.  Drawings will be held throughout the day for gift certificates and coupons in local businesses.  The display of trees, decorated by area civic groups and others, will be open to the public at no charge Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. -4 p.m. through January 1, 2016.

The Waynesboro Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m.

Lobelville Christmas Parade

The Lobelville Christmas Parade, 55 S. Main St., Lobelville, TN 37097, is planned for Friday, December 4  at 6 p.m.  The spectator area will begin at Heaths Cee Bee, traveling down Main Street to end at the Lobelville City Works Building.  For more information, please visit or call 931-593-2285.

Linden Christmas Parade

The Linden Christmas Parade is planned for Thursday, December 10  at 7 p.m.  The parade will begin at the intersection of Highways 13 and 412 and end at the Perry County Community Center.  The Chamber of Commerce will be serving hot chocolate and sweet treats before and after the parade at 215 East Main Street, Linden, TN 37096.  For more information, visit

Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade

The Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m. in Leiper’s Fork, 4142 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064.  To learn more, visit

Lewisburg Christmas Parade

The first Christmas Village and Light Show will take place in Marshall County this year, beginning Friday, November 27 through New Year’s Eve.  The village will be open throughout the Christmas season with hours on weeknights from 5-9 p.m. and weekends 5-10 p.m.  The drive-in village will include Santa, a live nativity scene and Christmas carolers.

Prices are $15 for a car of 5 or less and $20 for a car of 6 or more.  Limousines and buses will not be permitted.  To learn more, please visit

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