Kelly Clarkson to Grand Marshal Nashville Christmas Parade


Kelly Clarkson will be decking the halls, and the streets of Nashville, as the Grand Marshal for the 63rd Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s. The downtown parade will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 9am.

“I love our city of Nashville and couldn’t be more proud to be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Christmas Parade,” Clarkson said. “See y’all there!”

“Piedmont Natural Gas is thrilled to have Kelly Clarkson, the nation’s first American Idol, to be our Nashville Christmas Parade Grand Marshal this year,” said Stephen Francescon, community relations manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. “Our parade is one of Nashville’s favorite holiday traditions. We are working hard to make this year’s event our best one ever, and having an artist with Kelly’s talent and career achievements as our Grand Marshal only adds to the excitement.”

Some of the proceeds from the parade will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt along with the Share the Warmth program. The theme of the 2016 event is “The Musical Mile,” to honor the approximate length of the parade route, from its start at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Broadway to its conclusion at the base of the Woodland Street Bridge. It will air on NEWS 2, WKRN-TV in Nashville.

For more info on the parade, visit the Nashville Christmas Parade Facebook page at