The town of Nolensville is gearing up for a big holiday season.
To kick off the season, the Hometown Holiday Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. with the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree and menorah to follow. Then, the town will host the Hometown Holidays Lights Contest for residents and businesses starting Dec. 15.
Staging for the parade will be at Nolensville Park, and the route will end at Nolensville Town Hall. Following the parade, town’s Christmas tree and menorah at Town Hall will be lit.
All parade participants must follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. In addition, no candy or other handouts are to be distributed along the parade route for safety reasons.
To participate in the parade, all applications and waivers must be received by Monday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. All forms must be mailed or placed in the drop box at Town Hall located at 7218 Nolensville Road or emailed to the Nolensville Town Events Committee.
Those interested in volunteering to assist on the day of the parade should email the Nolensville Town Events Committee.
Nolensville residents and businesses within Williamson County are invited to enter the lights contest. Applications are due on Wednesday, Dec. 15, by 6 p.m., and all residents and businesses must be fully decorated by that night. If a residents or business is not decorated by the deadline, the application will be null and void.
A list of registered homes and businesses will be placed on a map on the town of Nolensville’s website for citizens and business owners to view and vote for their favorites from Dec. 16-19. Voting will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19.
Participation in the lights contest is free. With agreement of participation, residents and businesses agree to share their home and/or business address. Residents and businesses submitted for the competition will be collectively judged by the Hometown Holiday Event Committee members.
Winning categories include:
Griswold Award: Most Lit/Decorated House
Frosty The Snowman Award: Best Family Friendly/Kid Pick
Winter Wonderland Award: Most Decorated Subdivision
Rudolph’s Choice Award: Best Classic Christmas Décor
Silver Bells Award: Best Decorated Business
Winners will be announced on the town’s website and social media pages. Head to the town’s website for full rules and details.