Donelson-Hermitage Christmas parade will be held this year despite earlier cancellation

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Donelson-Hermitage Christmas parade will be held his year, despite a previous announcement to the contrary.

Earlier this month, the city of Donelson announced it would not be hosting a Christmas parade this year, breaking a 30-year tradition.

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After dozens of Donelson residents voiced their disappointment on social media, the mayor held a press conference Wednesday about the developments.

“We found that there was a lot of community support for bringing back the parade and we could get all those permits done on time, so I am so happy to announce today that the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will be held for the 32nd annual year on Sunday, December 4,” Mayor Megan Barry said.

The Donelson – Hermitage Chamber of Commerce confirmed the cancellation of the tradition earlier this year citing problems obtaining permits and failure to reach agreements on using private land delayed the parade planning process.

The now reinstated parade will be held on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.