Some of Dickson County’s main Christmas events begin this weekend starting with Christmas in Downtown Dickson.
The annual Christmas in Downtown, which is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, features the city Christmas tree lighting ceremony, live music, train rides for children, carriage rides, pictures with Santa, various other activities and special holiday discounts with downtown merchants.
Also, annually part of the downtown event is the live Nativity, set up and around the Dickson County Help Center as well as the Humane Society of Dickson County’s "Santa Paws" fundraiser.
The next weekend on Dec. 10 is White Bluff’s Christmas Parade, which starts at 4:30 p.m. with a brightly-lit display of floats making its way down Highway 70. The theme this year is "A Gingerbread Christmas" and like last year, White Bluff has invited Burns and Charlotte to participate. The Grand Marshall this year is Sgt. Jimmy Orange who served on White Bluff's police department for more than 30 years and directed traffic for the school system for 10 additional years after retiring. Honorary grand marshals are the Creek Wood Volleyball team that won the state championship, and Jack Martin who won the individual cross country state championship at Creek Wood this year and last year.
On the morning of the parade, the Parks Board will be hosting Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center from 7-10AM. And during the parade, the WJMS cheerleaders and parents will be selling cookies and hot chocolate near the community center parking lot.
The following weekend, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m., the Dickson Christmas Parade also lights up Main Street and College Street in Downtown Dickson.
And, of course, in both parades Santa will be waving to children of all ages.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Dickson County holiday events get started this weekend