Santa Claus has marked his calendar to make a special visit to Elizabethton to take part in the Annual Christmas Parade hosted by the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme is “Tender Tennessee Christmas." Bands, floats, marching units, beauty queens, beautiful cars, and many more colorful units will be highlighted as they come into view starting at 6 p.m., on Saturday, December 3, 2011. This year the Christmas committee expects a good number of entries.
Mike Barnett, owner of Big John’s Closeouts of Elizabethton, will be honorary Grand Marshal.