Bristol Christmas Parade

The Bristol Christmas Parade

Over 100 years of Tradition


Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7 pm

One of Bristol’s most anticipated celebrations, the Bristol Christmas parade, takes place Dec. 3 this year.

Helping usher in the holiday season, the parade, which starts on Bob Morrison Blvd. and travels down State Street to the historic Bristol Train Station, brings out thousands of area residents who can’t wait to see the beautifully decorated floats, as well as the jolly old man himself. Yes, that’s right, Santa will be part of the parade too, watching to see who’s been naughty or nice!

Local businesses, civic and volunteer organizations, church groups, bands, schools, neighborhood groups and beauty contestants are all invited to participate in the parade, which starts at 7 p.m. Lineup will be at 5 p.m. near the Bristol Herald Courier on Morrison Blvd.

There is a cost associated with entering floats/vehicles (starting at $25 per vehicle).  Vehicles without the appropriate passes will be charged upon arrival. Please note that the deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 13.

We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate the holiday season in Bristol!

For more information and an application, please call 423-989-4850.  Click here to download an application.


NOTE: WEIGHT LIMIT: Two Axle Vehicles weighing in excess of 17 tons are prohibited; 26 tons for vehicles with three or more axles are prohibited.