by Lavana Deal
The 12th annual Leiper's Fork Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Leiper's Fork merchants and community members get pretty excited this time of year because the "almost world famous" Leiper's Fork quirky & wacky Christmas Parade Day is filled with so much FUN and community spirit! Leiper's Fork Christmas Parade Parade Day is a special day in this little village and we call the parade.....a parade with a purpose! The purpose is to benefit animals in Williamson County and most of the participants will have an animal of one kind or another, included in their parade entry.
Laura Musgrave is our fearless parade coordinator and she has been coordinating our wacky parade for 12 years. Every year this has been a labor of love for Laura. She does not get paid anything for all the work she puts into it, it's all volunteer work! So if you see her, please give her a hug and a word of thanks and ask her if there is any way you can help her.
Parade participants are asked to be in the field and in the line up by no later than 1pm. The parade begins at 2pm and all roads leading into the village will be closed, so get here early so you are not stuck in traffic on the road.
grand marshals, Scott & Melisa Reeves 2016 Leiper's Fork Christmas Parade Grand Marshals, Scott & Melissa Reeves! Scott is currently portraying Music Manager "Noel Laughlin" on the Hit TV Series NASHVILLE. Melissa portrays "Jennifer Horton" on Days of our Lives. We are lucky to have them as part of our community and now as our Grand Marshals. Photo Submitted Our 2016 Grand Marshals are Scott & Melissa Reeves! Scott is currently portraying Music Manager "Noel Laughlin" on the Hit TV Series NASHVILLE. Melissa portrays "Jennifer Horton" on Days of our Lives. We are lucky to have them as part of our community and now as our Grand Marshals.
Below you will find a list of activities happening on parade day, which is Saturday December 10, 2016. (if you know of an activity happening in the Leiper's Fork area that day and I don't have it listed please shoot me an email and I'll check it out: [email protected]) 2015 Grand Marshal: Naomi Judd
All the shops in the village will be open for shopping, so if you have Christmas gifts to purchase, come early and finish up your shopping before the parade begins!
Leiper's Corner is having a pre-parade party:
* Music by The Bedrock & Kira Hooks
* Food & Drinks by Fruit Tea Chicks
* Pap Boudreaux's Cajun Pop-Up Cafe
The Country Boy Restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch but will close for the parade. They will open back up after the parade and carry on as usual.
Puckett's Grocery of Leiper's Fork will be open as usual with breakfast and lunch. At noon Mike Wootan & Montana Swing will perform until 2pm when the parade begins.
Santa will be in the Lawn Chair Theater from 11am-1:30pm listening to everyone's Christmas wishes!
After that he has to hurry to his sleigh in order to participate in the parade!
The Williamson County Animal Center will have a booth at the arbor, between Puckett's and the Leiper's Creek Art Gallery. You will be able to meet and greet with adoptable pets there from 11am - 4pm. If you are unable to attend the parade, but wish to donate, click the link below to visit their online wish list where you can purchase items directly! Amazon Wish List Here
Before & During the Parade Sugar.A Bakery will have delicious food and drink inside and outside their building:
* Hot Dog box lunches
* Hot Apple Cider
* Hot Sandwiches
* Cold Sandwiches
* Soup, if they have room on the stove
* Espresso Drinks
Leiper's Fork United Methodist Church The United Methodist Church in Leiper's Fork will have free hot chocolate, cider and cookies after the parade. Please stop by and warm by our roaring fires in our pavilion.
West & Company:
Come by after the parade in Historic Leipers Fork and enjoy Loco Vibrato Music playing on the back porch, and look for a special visit by Santa at 3:30!
Puckett's Grocery Of Leiper's Fork:
Mackenzie & Casey Wasner will be playing starting at 8pm
The Country Boy Restaurant:
We will close at 1pm as our owners and employees have an entry in the parade and re-open at 4pm until 8pm. Our parking lot will be roped off with seating available for elderly, expectant mothers and handicapped guests. We will have a tent set up where you can purchase coffee, hot chocolate and goodies. Don't miss the best parade in Tennessee! Be sure to give us a shout out when you see our float! The Country Boy on Cloud 9!! See ya there!!
Come join us in the basement from 8pm-11pm for an ugly sweater fundraiser party presented by Friends of the Fork, Inc! $10 per person at the door, music, appetizers, beer & wine and the winner of the ugly sweater contest receives a prize!
Leiper's Fork Christmas Parade is on Facebook! Like us there and if you have parade photos you post on Facebook or Instagram, please use the hashtag #LFChristmasParade so we can see all of them!
Please leave your comments below, we would love to hear your parade experiences!