2017 Christmas at Courthouse & Parade scheduled for Saturday

The 2017 Christmas at Courthouse is scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd in Downtown Dayton, Tennessee.  Here the courthouse is lighted from the 2016 Christmas celebration.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Music, Critters, Parade and Santa just a few of the things to see

November 2017

Dayton, TN —  The 2017 Christmas at Courthouse is schedule for Saturday, December 2nd in Downtown Dayton, Tennessee.  There will be a full day of events, beginning with the Jingle Bell Run and finishing with Caroling at the Courthouse after the Horse and Carriage Parade at 3 pm.  In between the

A Quaint Christmas Parade and celebration is what the late Miss Kitty McDonald envisioned when she created Dayton’s Horse & Carriage Parade in 1997 for the Dayton Community. This event has blossomed into a festivity that showcases non-motorized carriages and wagons, beautiful horses, mules, caroling groups and costumed children in the annual Christmas Horse and Carriage Parade, and Main Street Dayton is proud to continue the tradition that Miss Kitty imagined 20 years ago.

MainStreet Dayton honors Dennis Tumlin as the 2017 Grand Marshall for Dayton’s Christmas Parade.   His wife, Angela and daughters Bailey Rae, Sadie Belle, and Chloe will accompany him as he leads the parade’s 21st anniversary celebration.

The Horse & Carriage Christmas Parade is scheduled at 3 pm, downtown Dayton, celebrating “Over the River and Through the Woods!” For more information, contact Mainstreet Dayton Director, Rachel Marshall at 423-775-9847 or mainstreet@volstate.net. Additional information for this and all Christmas events can be found at: www.mainstreetdayton.org.

Just a few of pics from last year and full schedule of events are below:


Events – Saturday, December 2 in Downtown Dayton:

7a.m.: Jingle Bell Run

9-12: Breakfast with Santa (at Paint the Town Pottery)

11-2: Scavenger Hunt

12-2: Photos with Santa

1 p.m.: Christmas Critters Pageant

2:00: Christmas Music on the Lawn

Article by Kathy Griffin.

3:00: Horse & Carriage Parade

After the parade: Caroling at the Courthouse

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