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'Country Christmas' to jingle into Granville

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Lebanon's Kolby Jordan is the conductor as Santa on the Granville Express Train. The Jackson County community plans to hold its 18th annual Country Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. SUBMITTED

Historic Granville will celebrate the 18th Annual Granville Country Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, and among the day's many events will be the annual Granville Christmas Parade at 2 p.m.

The parade theme for 2016 is "A 1930s Christmas," and the decade will be highlighted throughout the event. A Granville Country Christmas will also feature rides and a Christmas train, all free for children. Santa will be in his workshop from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the Granville Museum, thanks to sponsors Friends of Granville. At the workshop, children can purchase gifts for their parents and loved ones at a nominal price. Mrs. Claus will read "A 1930s Granville Christmas" to children at 2:30 p.m. in the Granville Museum.

Three musicals will also be performed at the Granville United Methodist Church, including "A 1930s Christmas to Remember" by the Granville United Methodist Choir and Carolyn Cathey at 11 a.m.; a Christmas concert by the Cookeville Community Folk Orchestra at 1 p.m. and a Christmas musical by Cookeville's Indies Band at 3 p.m.

In addition, the Sutton Home - featuring The White House Christmas - will be open to tours, as will an antique toy show and the Festival of Trees. All three tours are open Wednesday through Saturday through December. Granville will also feature a Christmas Bluegrass Dinner Show each Saturday night throughout the month.

To learn more, call (931) 653-4151 or visit

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