Parade route begins at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue and continues to the square at Broad Street

Cookeville – The Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade, a long-standing local tradition, returns this year. The parade will be live on Saturday, December 10 starting at 6 p.m. on WCTE PBS, YouTube TV, WCTE PBS App and Facebook with hosts Amy New, president and CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and Avery Hutchins, WCTE PBS’s President & CEO.

This year’s parade theme is, “A Cookeville Country Christmas.” And this year’s grand marshal will be Rich Froning, a Cookeville native and owner of CrossFit Mayhem and four-time “Fittest Man on Earth.” The parade route begins at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue and continues to the square at Broad Street where WCTE PBS’s production crew and on-air talent will be set up and on to the Cookeville Depot Museum.

 “The Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade is one of the community’s most beloved traditions. It will be great to once again see Cookeville residents and local families enjoying this annual festive extravaganza,” said Brent Clark, Director of Content & Digital Media.

You can support local shows like this one and others by becoming an annual WCTE PBS member. It’s this support that helps WCTE PBS be sustainable year after year and now with your annual $60 membership or $5 a month sustainer membership you will receive access to PBS Passport, an on-demand library of all your favorite PBS shows and you will receive the beloved members magazine mailed right to your home. If you want to become a WCTE PBS member or make a designated gift to WCTE PBS’s Production fund, call or email Patti Cloud at 931-528-2222 or

WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40 plus years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN., making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. 

Photo courtesy of WCTE.

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