Springfield Moves Christmas Parade Date & Winter Wonderland Info

Springfield Moves Christmas Parade Date & Winter Wonderland Info 

Springfield Moves Christmas Parade Date & Winter Wonderland Info 

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Big news in Springfield, the city has moved the Christmas Parade forward to December 2nd.

For years Springfield held their Christmas Parade on the weekend before Thanksgiving. According to Springfield City Manager Ryan Martin, the city decided to move the parade forward to more align with the opening of Winter Wonderland.  Some years ago Springfield adjusted the time of their Christmas parade also, going from mid-afternoon to an after-dark lighted parade. Here’s a link to last year’s.

“I am excited that we are kicking Christmas off with our parade and the opening of Winter Wonderland all in the same night,” said Springfield Mayor Ann Schneider Williams. Come join us for a magical night in Springfield.

Springfield’s annual lighted (nighttime) Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2nd in downtown Springfield. Local resident and Fox 17 News anchor Jennifer Waddell will be the parade grand marshal.

The lighted Christmas Parade provides businesses, schools, bands, and organizations the opportunity to showcase their community spirit and holiday joy by preparing a float or driving in a decorated vehicle. Participants are encouraged to embrace this year’s “Winter Wonderland” theme through music, dress, and decorations.

Registration is available online through November 26. Pre-registration is required for all participants. The entry to participate is at least one new, unwrapped toy per ten (10) parade participants. The toys will benefit Kiwanis for Kids.

Following the parade…….Winter Wonderland!

The public is invited to join with friends and neighbors to celebrate the opening of Winter Wonderland’s 23rd year at J. Travis Price Park by Springfield’s Parks & Recreation Department. Location: 4155 Wilks Roads Springfield, TN. This Springfield tradition boasts a captivating display of thousands of lights and more than a dozen holiday scenes. Winter Wonderland continues nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 2 through December 23, 2023. Admission is free.

“The Parks Department is very excited about opening night of Winter Wonderland coinciding with the City of Springfield Christmas Parade, said Springfield Parks and Recreation, Director Terry Martin

We are adding more lights (of course) and this year we are changing the walk thru schedule.

Walk-through nights will be the first four Saturdays in December, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

Each Saturday will have a Wonderful Winter Wonderland event going on:

December 2nd will be a Tree lighting and Vendors,

December 9th Pony rides and craft projects for the kids.

December 16th Movie night (weather permitting)

December 23rd Little Critters Petting Zoo and Movie night (weather permitting)

*All other nights will be drive-thru only

“We are very excited and can’t wait to see you there!” Springfield Parks and Recreation, Director Terry Martin

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