62nd Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade Returns to Saturday with New Parade Route
Parade theme named “Miracle on Broadway”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2015) — The city of Nashville will kick off the Christmas season with a new day and time for its annual parade. The 62nd Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade will move to Saturday morning, December 5, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will also have a new route. Participants will begin at the intersection of 8th Avenue & Broadway, heading east down Broadway to Second Avenue North, crossing over the Cumberland River and ending at the base of the Woodland Street Bridge.
Officials with Piedmont Natural Gas are moving the parade to Saturday morning to alleviate traffic and parking concerns and increasing convenience for families.
“We are extremely excited about this year’s parade, and we feel moving the event to Saturday morning is the best option for all parties, including parade patrons and city operations,” said Stephen Francescon, community relations manager, Tennessee, Piedmont Natural Gas.
The 2015 Nashville Christmas Parade will be broadcast live on WKRN-TV, Channel 2. Organizers are still finalizing details of this year’s parade participants.
”Piedmont Natural Gas is proud to provide this parade as an annual holiday gift to the city of Nashville and to so many of our deserving communities,” said Francescon. “This year our parade committee worked extremely hard to add new balloons, floats and exciting entertainment. We can’t wait to announce our exciting group of participants and more details in the coming weeks.”
The 2015 Parade theme is “Miracle on Broadway.”
All proceeds from the parade will benefit Piedmont’s “Share the Warmth” program, which assists local low-income families who need help paying energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source. Since 2003, Piedmont Natural Gas and its customers, along with the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation, have donated more than $1.9 million to Share the Warmth energy assistance funds. For more information about the Share the Warmth program, visit http://www.piedmontng.com/ourcommunity/energyassistanceprograms/sharethewarmth.aspx.