COOKEVILLE – After a one-year hiatus, the 54th Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade returns to downtown Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
This year’s parade will feature float entries from across the region displaying their best version of this year’s theme, “Christmas in Cookeville.” Christmas Parade Float Entry Forms can be picked up at and returned to the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. Float entries are free.
This year’s grand marshals are our hometown heroes, consisting of representatives from Cookeville Police, Cookeville Fire Department, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Putnam County EMA and Rescue, Putnam County Fire Department, Putnam County 9-1-1, Putnam County Sheriff, Putnam County EMS and the Putnam County Health Department. The grand marshals are sponsored by Zimmer Broadcasting, 98.5 KISS FM and 94.7 the Country Giant.
The parade route begins at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue continues to the square at Broad Street and on to the Cookeville Depot Museum.
The parade is presented by Ford-Lincoln of Cookeville, LiteRock 95.9 and HWY 111 Country 96.9.
The parade will be broadcasted locally on WCTE and emceed by Chamber President Amy New and WCTE Radio Ready To Learn Radio Show Host Cindy Putman.