Sunday, November 22, 2015
The 2015 Kingsport Christmas Parade: Santa Claus Has Come To Town!
As always, it takes the Santa Train to bring the big guy's message to town.
The world's longest Christmas Parade signals the message that the spirit of giving all year long, has taken center stage.
Just like children along the 110 miles of the old Clinchfield rail line from Shelbiana, Kentucky to Kingsport, thousands gathered at the old Main Street depot, to receive candy and gifts tossed into the crowd, a tradition that dates back to 1943 along the railroad tracks.
Below are pictures of people, floats and the atmosphere that is the annual Kingsport Christmas Parade... an event we have enjoyed in Riverview all of our lives, and can now pass on to our future generations!
Click here to see video of Santa arriving at the station:
Click here to see an overview of the Toy Toss:
Click here to see an up-close and personal view of the Toy Toss:
Click here to see the Sullivan North High School Marching Band in the Parade:
Click here to see the Sullivan South High School Marching Band in the Parade:
Click here to see the Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Band in the Parade:
Click here to see Santa riding by on his fire engine sleigh:
Click below and turn your speakers up for the slide show of the 2015 Kingsport Christmas Parade:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!