60th Annual Tullahoma Christmas Parade Dec. 2

60th Annual Tullahoma Christmas Parade
"60 Years of Christmas Magic"
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7pm

Sponsored by: 

Hosted by the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce

"60 Years of Christmas Magic"- floats will illustrate a significant event from a year or decade between 1956-2016 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Grand Marshal Reception: 5:00 pm at South Jackson Civic Center featuring the THS Brass Ensemble
Judging: 5:30 pm
Entry Line-up cut off: 6:45pm
Starts: 7:00 pm at corner of Lauderdale & Jackson Street (in front of Post Office)
Ends: Aprox. 9pm at Tullahoma High School north parking lot (Big Springs Avenue)
Watch on TV: Parade will be televised with Channel 6 LightTUBE & Charter Channel 6 the Link
Parade Command Center: Located in side parking lot of Harton Realty to assist participants
Participant Drop-off Point:  South Jackson Civic Center. Enter from Carroll Street, right on Franklin Street, then right onto Decherd Street (parking lot is on the right).  No vehicles other than parade entries will be allowed in staging area after 5:00 p.m.
Participant Pickup Point:  Front parking lot of Tullahoma High School on North Jackson Street.  Parade committee is not responsible for participants.  Ensure that all participants have drop-off and pickup information.

The adult in charge of each entry must have a signed copy of the Rules & Safety Regulations with him/her in order to participate in the parade. 

60th Parade Grand Marshal sponsored by 
Mr. Billy Philpott

President and "King" of his Senior Class of 1956.

Billy's wife, Bonnie Philpott, played trombone and marched in Tullahoma's first Christmas Parade in 1956.

Celebrated his 60th Class Reunion in 2016

Christmas Parade Chairman and known for the famous "Christmas hat"

Realtor at Coffee County Realty & Auction Co.

Chamber Member & Ambassador

Member of First Baptist Church

Retired Engineer from AEDC

Thank you to Parade Sponsors:

Santa Float Sponsor:  

5 Star Sponsors:      

Award Sponsors:

Business Award - sponsored by Urgent Team
CEO/School Award 1st place - sponsored by Blood Assurance
CEO/School Award 2nd place - sponsored by First Vision Bank
Civic Award 1st place - sponsored by Gilliam Marine Inc.
Civic Award 2nd place - sponsored by Tullahoma Utilities Authority
Jingle Bell Music Award 1st place - sponsored by Traders Bank
Jingle Bell Music Award 2nd place - sponsored by Billy & Bonnie Philpott

Non-Profit Booths Along Parade Route:

Kimbo's Wish sponsored by Tullahoma Funeral Home
- selling hot chocolate, hot apple cider, baked goods
- booth located at Blood Assurance

Henry Center Ministries of FUMC
- free hot chocolate & cookies - accepting donations
- booth located at First United Methodist Church

Special Thank You to Parade Committee:

Ashton Barnett - Event Coordinator
Billy Philpott - Chairman
Lenore Blackwell - Co-Chair
Hope Sartain - Reception
Danielle Middleton - Judging
Jackie Duncan, Max Christopher, & Neil Philpott - Street Lineup
Allen & Jackie Lendley, Laurie Raulston - Lineup Checkoff
Winston Brooks - City Liason
James Fuller - Santa Liason

2016 Tullahoma Christmas Parade Line-Up

Line Up # Entry Name
1 Tullahoma School Resource Officer Joe Brown
2 Color Guard - Marine Corps J.R.O.T.C.
3 Tullahoma Police Department Chief Paul Blackwell
4 Tullahoma Police Department Captain George Marsh
5 Tullahoma Fire Deparment Chief Richard Shasteen
6 Tullahoma Fire Department 1936 Dodge Fire Truck 
7 Coffee County Rescue Squad
8 Hickerson Station Volunteer Fire Department
9 60th Annual Parade Grand Marshal sponsored by Rodney's Body Shop -      Mr. Billy Philpott
10 Rodney's Body Shop
11 Tullahoma City Mayor Lane Curlee
11 - A Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell 
12 Tullahoma Fire Department Tower Truck
13 Tullahoma Middle School Marching Band
14 Tullahoma Middle School Cheerleaders sponsored by CFC Recycling
15 CFC Recycling and Autosalvage
16 Miss Tullahoma 2016 Alex Cornelius
17 Jr. Miss Tullahoma 2016 Camille Moore
18 Little Miss Tullahoma 2016 Marlee Chessor
19 Distinguished Young Women of Tullahoma and Cumberland Valley 2016 Kimberly Noe and Zoe Carter
20 Robert E. Lee Elementary Energy Team "1965 Charlie Brown Christmas Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles"
21 Mullins Football League Champions 2016
22 Tullahoma Little League Tennessee State and District Champions
23 Tullahoma Gymnastics and Cheer
24 Girl Scout Troop 2075
25 Kidsville News! and Truman
26 ResourceMFG
27 Tullahoma High School Marching Band
28 Little Mountain Church of Christ
28 - A Little Mountain Church of Christ "Christmas Matinee"
29 Chick-fil-A Diner
30 First Baptist Church "A Night in Bethlehem"
31 Tullahoma Animal Shelter
32 Girl Scout Troop 312
33 American Heritage Girls Troop TN 9612
34 Middle Tennessee Corvette Club
34 A-H Middle Tennessee Corvette Club
35 Cub Scouts Pack 358
36 2016 Local Soapbox Derby Stock Champion - Olivia Thomasson
37 Miss Watauga Valley's Teen Princess 2016 - Peyton Jones
38 Little Miss Lynchburg 2016 Kinsley Miller and Little Miss Tennessee United States 2016 McKinna Ward
39 Cat Country 105.1FM "Cat Country Christmas"
40 Moore County High School Marching Band "Band of Spirit"
41 1958 Chevy Impala - Jim and Jeanett Roy
42 ABC Academy
43 Civil Air Patrol
44 Coffee County Realty & Auction
45 Golden Gate 29 "Frozen"
46 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
47 Grow In Grace Preschool
48 Cub Scout Pack 142
49 Credit Central
50 Girl Scout Service Unit 142
51 Tullahoma Fire Department - Education & Smoke Alarm 
52 Partner's for Healing
53 Metro Moore Fire Department Kids - Future Firefighters
54 Hometown Auto Sales
55 Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church "Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men"
56 New Creation Church - "New Creation Express"
57 Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department
58 First Presbyterian Church Tullahoma and The Learning Place Preschool
59 Community Playhouse & ImprovaTeers "Magic of Theatre"
60 Custom Auto and Rod Shop (C.A.R.S)
61 Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic
62 DJ 3rdShift TyRell Johnson
63 Bedford County Rescue Unit
64 Boy Scout Troop 502 and Pack 365 - "Christmas at Granny's House"
65 Coffee County Humane Society
66 Sherwin Williams
67 Brookdale Tullahoma
68 TN Department of Transportation
68 A TN Department of Transportation
69 TN Department of Transportation
70 Girl Scout Troop 1237
71 Vanderbilt LifeFlight 
72 1939 Chevy Sedan - Eugene & Shiela Brown
73 Motlow State Community College with Cheer Squad
74 C&J Tire and Brake
75 Tennova Healthcare - Harton
76 Lakewood Golf and Country Club
77 Celebration Travel - "Mickey's Magical Christmas"
78 Hampton Creek
79 Heritage Propane
80 Farrar Frogs & Cat Murray presents "Frosty The Snowman"
81 South Jackson Civic Center & The Long School of Dance - "A Nutcracker Fantasy"
82 Miss Autumn Queen 2016 - Chloe Mae Brandon
83 Coffee County Sheriff's Department
84 Coffee County Sheriff's Department
85 Rogers Group, Inc. Tonka Truck
86 Tennessee Army National Guard
87 Convenient Vending & Coffee Service
88 Lynchburg's Frontier Day Queen 2016 - Gabrielle Hunt
89 WSMV-TV Channel 4's Snowbird driven by TDOT
90 Santa Claus sponsored by Southern Community Bank

Award Categories

Judging is based on a point system for: Use of Theme, Originality, Effort, and Excellence in any one of the following categories:

  • 1st Place Business Award sponsored by Urgent Team
  • 1st Place C.E.O./School Award sponsored by Blood Assurance
  • 2nd Place C.E.O./School Award
  • 1st Place Civic/Non-Profit Award sponsored by Gilliam's Marine
  • 2nd Place Civic/Non-Profit Award sponsored by Tullahoma Utilities Board
  • 1st Place Jingle Bell Music Award sponsored by Traders Bank
  • 2nd Place Jingle Bell Music Award sponsored by Billy & Bonnie Philpot with Coffee County Realty
  • President's Award - chosen by 2016 Chamber President, Bill Yoder

Lineup Area & Parade Route