Everyone Loves A Parade !
   Saturday March 16th
 John and Joan Wilder Parade Organizers
The city of Gatlinburg is known for their parades, especially the  
"Parade of Santas!!" sponsored by The Santa Family Reunion.​ 
The local shops and restaurants are very excited that we will be back in Gatlinburg in 2019 for a Santa Family Reunion Parade !   It's Spring Break and the streets will be lined with tourists and locals to join in the fun.  This is planned to be the biggest and best Parade of Santas and Family yet for the 10th Anniversary return to Gatlinburg, TN!! 

John and Joan Wilder are once again co-chairing this huge undertaking of organizing the parade of Santas, Mrs. Claus, and Elves which will include local establishments as well.  Phil Wenz will be hosting the parade with interviews from the filming zone.

In 2019, the parade will go back to original route begining at Traffic Light #10 and ending at Traffic Light #6. We will have a larger area to stage and take off from!  We will also be adding "Parade Unit Leaders" for each group that will lead their group with pre-instructions & requirements while being in parade.  "Parade Street Marshals" will pace the entire parade for a more even flow and spacing of this very popular parade in Gatlinburg!  

ALL individuals, state groups, national groups and organizations are invited to join in the parade with their banners, sleighs, special vehicles and floats.  It is going to be a splendid day as a sea of red fills the streets !!

Candy is allowed to be handed out to the children at the parade.  Nothing can be thrown from a moving vehicle. NO SOLITATIONS:  no paper products (brochures or business cards) allowed. No glitter or confetti.

Please submit  your applicant entries early to be a part of this Grand Parade down the main street of Gatlinburg.  It is an overwhelming experience to spread the Joy and Love of Christmas as we walk and ride down the street visiting with children of all ages !

For questions please email or call & leave a message for Joan:
Phone 865-429-0301

email: [email protected]

**Important Please Note**:
If you are entering a Vehicle, Trailer, or Float in the Parade you will need to show Proof of Insurance  at the beginning of the parade.


8:00 am Fri. March 15th;  MANDATORY MEETING   for "Parade Unit Leaders" AT parade staging parking lot. 

****PLEASE NOTE:  Convention Center will NOT BE OPEN on Saturday until 11:00am ****
Parade Unit LEADER Contact Name
Parade Unit Group /Individual Name
Details/Descriptions for Announcer
Parade Unit LEADER Contact Cell Phone #
Parade Unit LEADER Contact E-mail
Approx # of People in Parade Unit
# of Vehicles/Trailers/Floats in Parade
Parade Unit State of Residence
Detailed Description of Parade Unit Entry