Spring Hill 'Hometown Christmas' Parade and Tree Lighting
The afternoon of festivities and entertainment starts at 2 p.m. on the front lawn of Ferguson Hall. This year, the Tree Lighting Ceremony has been incorporated into the day of parade activities, rather than a separate lighting event at Port Royal Park, as the tree will be more visible on the front lawn of the Children’s Home. The lighting ceremony will begin at 4:20 p.m. and we’ll officially turn on the lights to the tree at 5 p.m. to the sounds of beautiful holiday music and a “100 percent chance of snow!” Then find a good spot along Main Street to put down your blanket or chair and enjoy the annual Christmas Parade starting at 5:30 p.m.
Parking for this event will be in a grass field behind the Tennessee Children’s Home. Entry for this parking area will be on Kedron Road, not from the main entrance on U.S. 31. Exit for the north area of the parking lot will be to Elm Street. Exit for the south area of the parking lot will be Kedron Road.
Please note the parade route has changed from last year: The parade will begin at Evans Park and enter Main Street (U.S. 31) from Spring Hill Elementary School on Sharron Cantrell Road (formerly Toone Prados Street), and head north on Main, ending at the First Baptist Church parking lot at 5219 Main St. Parade participants will have the option to turn in at the church parking lot and unload or continue north on Main. Parade walkers must be picked up at the church. Vehicles and floats will not be allowed to leave the church parking lot until the Police Department has reopened U.S. 31 after the parade. Float participants may also choose to unload at other locations past the church.
Floats and other participants must access the lineup by entering Evans Park from Maury Hill Street and continuing to Sharron Cantrell Road (formerly Toone Prados Street) until reaching the back of the lineup. If needed, floats will be in double lines. Lineup starts at 3 p.m., not earlier.
• Main Street (U.S. 31) from Kedron Road to just south of Beechcroft Road will be closed at 1 p.m. The intersection of Beechcroft/Duplex Road and Main will remain open until 4:45 p.m.
• Main Street from Kedron to just south of Miles Johnson Parkway will close at 4:45 p.m.
• Main will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen after pedestrian traffic is cleared.