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Christmas events upcoming around the county

Jake Old • Updated Dec 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM

A variety of Christmas-themed events are upcoming throughout Wilson County, including parades, concerts, plays and other events to celebrate the holiday. 

Watertown’s annual Christmas parade is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in downtown Watertown. The parade starts at Round Lick Baptist Church and will end at Optix. 

After the parade ends, a worst Christmas sweater contest and open business tour will be held. 

For more information about the Watertown parade, contact Pam Wiggins at 615-237-9700, Jim Amero at 615-237-1777 or the Watertown Chamber of Commerce at 615-237-0270.

On Sunday, Lebanon’s annual Christmas parade will be held in downtown Lebanon at 2 p.m. The parade, themed “A Toyland Christmas,” will go through the downtown square and down West Main Street. For more information call the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 615-444-5503. 

Mt. Juliet’s Christmas parade, which is set for Dec. 10 at 11 a.m., is themed “A Pokemon Christmas.”

The parade route begins at First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and then goes northbound on North Mt. Juliet Road to Charlie Daniels Parkway. Mt. Juliet Road will be closed beginning at 10:45 a.m.

For more information about the Mt. Juliet parade, contact the parks and recreation department at 615-758-6522. 

The Possumtown Christmas Parade will be Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. in front of Friendship Christian School. Roger McKinney will be the grand marshal. 

Possomtown Outreach will accept donations of items to take to families in need in and around Sneedville in Hancock County.

Lebanon’s Christmas on the Square is Dec. 10 from 3-7 p.m. at the Lebanon Square. It will feature live Christmas music, shopping, a children’s corner, hair tinsel, beard and belly contest, ugly sweater contest, marketplace vendors and food trucks, letters to Santa, cookies and photos with Santa, carriage rides and more. 

The Watertown High School Choir’s Christmas concert will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the high school. Admission is $5. 

Winfree Bryant Middle School students will present the play “Snow Queen” on Saturday and Sunday in the school’s auditorium. Saturday’s performance is at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s performance is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information visit aviatordrama.com. 

Friendship Christian School’s drama department will present “Elf Junior, the Musical” on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 11 and younger and $5 for Friendship students. 

Santa will make an appearance at the Mitchell House in Lebanon on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Professional photography will be done by Abigail Volkmann. Photography is available for Santa or family photos with a donation of an unwrapped new toy or monetary donation to Toys for Tots or Battle Flag Ranch. Coloring activities and cookies will be available. 

Five Oaks Golf and Country Club will hold its Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 612 Five Oaks Blvd. in Lebanon. 

Vendors at the event will include Frannie Liz Pearls and Leather, Shivering Spoon Jewelry, Younique Makeup, Weekend Woodchips, Toby Wade Home, Plunder Chick Renee, Upscale Boutique Clothing, Lularoe Clothing, Sugar Bit Kids Clothing, Custom Wood Designs, J-Six Designs and ILA. 

The 29th annual Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Show will be Dec. 15-16 in Baird Chapel at Cumberland University. Reservations for the show are $35, and all proceeds support the Bert Coble Music Scholarship at Cumberland, Empower Me Center and Wilson County Community Help Center. For more information, visit bertcoblesingers.com.

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