52nd Annual Hendersonville, TN Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – 2021


Bring your chairs and hot cocoa and get ready for one of Hendersonville’s most anticipated events of the year! Smile and wave as your whole family enjoy a parade of marching bands, horse-drawn floats, and of course, your favorite Christmas characters brought together with love by local families, businesses, and community organizations. This year’s theme, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is in recognition of our Honorary HolidayFest Chair 2021, Brenda Lee!

HolidayFest and the City of Hendersonville Parks Department are proud to once again partner for the 52nd Annual City of Hendersonville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Festival to be held December 5 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

This year’s parade theme is “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” featuring Honorary HolidayFest Chair, the incomparable Little Miss Dynamite, Brenda Lee! The only female artist to ever be inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Country Music Hall of Fame, Lee made the song Rocking Around the Christmas Tree a worldwide hit in the 1950s and it remains a favorite of the Christmas season to this day. “We are extremely proud to have Miss Brenda Lee as our Honorary Chair for HolidayFest and our Christmas Parade this year. Brenda is a legend and we are honored to have her in Hendersonville” – Lynda Evjen, Founder of HolidayFest

The parade will kick off down Johnny Cash Parkway at 1:00 pm and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow at Memorial Park at 3:30.

Special Parade Guests Include:

Driving in the parade- Karyce (Real Life with Anna Marie and Karyce Sun-Thurs 7-Midnight), Promo Joe (Mix Morning Show M-F 5am-10am)

Parade Judge- Anna Marie (Real Life with Anna Marie and Karyce Sun-Thurs 7-Midnight)

Emcee Intro for Jason Estridge- Sean Cash and Promo Joe (Mix Morning Show)

The Tree Lighting ceremony features: 

Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, A Letter to Santa writing station, Carriage Rides, Food Vendors, and live entertainment powered by the Hendersonville Hometown Jam with fireworks show to follow!
News and Radio personalities from Mix 92.9, WSMV Channel 4 News, and Fox 17 will be on hand to help emcee all the festivities, participate in the parade along with everyone’s favorite raccoon T-Rac from the Titans!

Special Tree Lighting Ceremony Guests Include:

Sean Cash and Promo Joe (Mix Morning Show)
Mix 92.9 Street Team

Mix 92.9 Nashville's Christmas Music Station

Back for the second year to headline this year’s Christmas version of the Hometown Jam is Craig Campbell. The ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ singer will perform a mix of his many hits with Christmas favorites. Joining Campbell this year will be singer/songwriter Hannah Dasher who recently put out a new version of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. Dasher has been bringing her Tailgate Tour all over the Southeast this fall and was featured at the Opry Plaza Party for the 5000 Grand Ole Opry show last month. Local favorite Jason Eskridge. Eskridge is one of the most sought-after performers during the Christmas season. Also performing live will be Cross Atlantic, Donna Frost, the Hendersonville High School Select Chorus, and a special performance from Smartt Steps Dance Academy.

Tree Lighting ceremony with Special Performances by:

Tree Lighting Entertainment







Hendersonville TN Christmas Parade 2021


Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee, Grand Marshall Hendersonville Christmas Parade







As recognized in The Tennessean.



THEME: This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

PARADE ENTRY FORM and GUIDELINES: (please read BEFORE submitting your Entry Form)

Download Entry Form

Download Rules  

Fill out the forms and mail them to the following:
Kimbro Air, Attn: HolidayFest
134 Volunteer Dr.
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Business or Individual – $75
Church, Civic Group, or School – $35
City Officials – No Fee

Entries must be submitted by MONDAY 11/22/2021. A $25 late fee will be added for any entries
received between 11/28/21 – 12/1/2021. No entries will be accepted after 12/1/2021. For more information,
please call 615-517-5714.

If notice is given by a paid entrant 30 calendar days prior to the parade, a full refund will be given; if notice is given between 15 and 29 calendar days prior to the parade, a 50% refund will be given; if notice is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the parade, no refund will be given.



Where: Hendersonville, TN

When: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Registration/Tickets: This event is FREE to attend!

Time: The parade begins at 1:00 PM.
Christmas Tree Lighting immediately to follow.

Parade Route:

hendersonville parade route



Andy Gilly • Kathleen Hawkins • Scott Couch
Dr. Leavitt • Kori Landford •Arlene Cunningham •Bryson McCarley


Holly Thompson




For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:

Lynda Evjen, HolidayFestTN President


Kimbro Air 

Hendersonville Christmas Parade








Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics