63rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade held downtown

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The 63rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade kicked off in Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m.

Neil Orne and Dawn Davenport host the parade. (Photo: WKRN)
Neil Orne and Dawn Davenport host the parade. (Photo: WKRN)

News 2 anchors Neil Orne, Dawn Davenport and Meteorologist Justin Bruce all hosted the event.

The parade featured more than 500 performers and celebrities with Kelly Clarkson as this year’s Grand Marshall.

PHOTOS: Nashville Christmas Parade

The 2016 parade theme was “The Musical Mile” to honor the approximate length of the parade route.

The parade dates back to 1927 and themes have varied throughout the years. Click here to find out more about previous years. 

If you missed the parade, you can catch it on News 2 at Noon Sunday, Dec. 4.