The Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade will be back with a few changes on Saturday, Dec. 4.
New this year, the parade will begin at the intersection of Highway 96 and Fifth Avenue in downtown Franklin, continue on Bridge Street to Third Avenue, and around the square to Main Street before proceeding up Main Street and ending at 11th Avenue. Also, due to construction, parade watchers will not be allowed along Highway 96.
Prior to the parade, which kicks off at 2 p.m., students from various Williamson County schools will showcase their talents with performances around the Franklin square and along the downtown sidewalks. A flyover from Fort Campbell will signal the start of the parade that boasts 10 bands and nearly 100 entries, as well as the arrival of Santa Claus in Franklin.
The Franklin Fire Department will also collect toys for their annual toy drive. Bring new and unwrapped toys to the parade and give them to a firefighter as they accompany Santa at the end of the parade.
Registration to participate in the parade is open until Nov. 29 at www.eventbrite.com.