Johnson City News

Home More News Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade taking place this weekend

Join Josh Smith and City officials at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, when the community Christmas tree is lit for the season beneath the Johnson City landmark sign in King Commons. Music will be provided by the Indian Trail Intermediate School Chorus, and Our Savior Lutheran Church will serve hot chocolate and homemade cookies.

Before the tree lighting, a Budweiser Clydesdale will be available for photos from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at King Commons. A photographer will take pictures, which will be available to download from social media. 

On Saturday morning, the Johnson City Christmas Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at ETSU, traveling down West Walnut Street and through downtown. The Pavilion at Founders Park will be transformed into Whoville Village following the parade, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., with tons of activities for kids.

For more information about the parade, visit