Main Street Elizabethton unveils exciting details for annual Christmas Parade

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Get ready to embrace the enchanting spirit of the holiday season as Main Street Elizabethton announces the eagerly awaited annual Elizabethton Christmas Parade, set to illuminate Downtown Elizabethton on Saturday, December 9, starting at 6 p.m.

This year, the parade promises to dazzle with the theme “Season of Lights.” Adding to the festive magic, Main Street has selected The City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department as the Grand Marshal. Courtney Bean, Main Street Director, shares her enthusiasm: “The holidays bring a touch of magic to downtown. From the twinkle of lights to the warmth of holiday cheer, Christmas is a special time for Elizabethton. We are thrilled to honor the Parks and Recreation Department for the light they bring to our community through family-friendly events and accessible outdoor spaces.”

Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine as they decorate floats that embody the theme’s essence: the joy of lights. The more twinkling lights and light-up accessories, the merrier.

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For those eager to join the festivities, entry applications are available on the Downtown Elizabethton Facebook page ( or by contacting Main Street at (423) 213-0090. Be sure to mark your calendars; the deadline for applications is December 2.

The evening promises to be a joyful affair filled with lights, laughter, and holiday spirit. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own light-up holiday accessories to amplify the festive atmosphere.

Main Street Elizabethton will provide updates as needed, which can be found at MainStreetElizabethton.Com.

Main Street Elizabethton’s mission is to simultaneously preserve cultural heritage and revitalize the heart of downtown. For those interested in becoming a part of this vibrant community, please reach out to Main Street Director Courtney Bean at (423) 213-0090 or via email at

Make sure to mark your calendars for December 9, as Main Street Elizabethton ushers in the “Season of Lights” in spectacular fashion with the Elizabethton Christmas Parade. It’s a time-honored tradition that promises to light up hearts and streets alike.