This weekend will feature a triple play of Christmas parades in the county.
The town of Chilhowie will host its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Lee Highway and Highway 107 at New People’s Bank and proceed to Chilhowie High School. Line up for parade participants will begin on Walton Avenue behind New People’s Bank from 12 to 12:50 p.m.
Interested parade participants can just show up and get in line. For more information, call the town hall at 646-3232.
A Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Old High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immediately following the parade, Santa will be there for pictures. Bring a camera.
The town of Saltville has scheduled its annual Christmas Parade for Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. and anyone interested is invited to participate with floats, vehicles and walking units.
Lineup for the parade will take place at the Hardy Roberts VFW building on the Salt Trail starting at 2 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive aboard a Saltville Volunteer Department Fire Engine and after the parade will be on stage at the commons area to listen to children’s Christmas wishes and hand out treats.
For more information about the parade, call the Saltville Town Hall at 496-5342.
The annual Sugar Grove Christmas Parade will also take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Participants will line up at the Sugar Grove Elementary School ball field beginning at 2 p.m.
The parade will go along Teas Road to the intersection with Highway 16 and end at Wharf Hill United Methodist Church.
Grand marshal for this year’s parade is Janelle Hamric, who celebrated her 100th birthday this past August.
On Saturday, the Sugar Grove Elementary School PTO will have a pancake breakfast/lunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted and go to the school.
Marion held its Christmas parade last weekend but has another event scheduled this week.
The Merry Main Street Block Party will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m. with downtown businesses open late, many offering refreshments and live music. Marion Baptist Church bell ringers will perform inside Weddings Plus. Holston River Heritage Center, a museum of the Smyth County Historical Society, will be open.