Welcome to the official schedule for events and special entertainments that celebrate the Christmas Season during Grayson's Hometown Holidays ! 

Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2, 2023

Main Street Businesses are encouraged to decorate their shops and store fronts to make the town feel festive. Some merchants may be extending shop hours on Friday night to give the public time to see all their great merchandise.

Get ready to enjoy the fun of hometown shopping and merriment as the Christmas Parade, Merchant Open Houses and Holiday Specials, Festival of Trees, Grayson Volunteer Fire Department Lights and Hometown Holidays festivities and Christmas Market 474 bring seasonal joy to the community!

Register for Christmas Parade

This year the parade features a "Christmas Nutcracker" theme! Dazzle everyone with your creativity and fun use of lights.

Sign-Up for the Festival of Trees

Decorate and donate a tree or wreath for auction to aid Project Merry Christmas!

Deadline for entry is Nov. 24, 2023.


Volunteer for Hometown Holidays

Grayson Tourism,  Chamber, Main Street program and lots of business, group and local volunteers make the merriment happen.

2023 Grayson Christmas Parade Lineup:


Police Escort - Grand Marshall: Don Combs

1 - 5: Elected Officials

6. Grayson United Pentecostal Church

7. Rose Pressure Washing

8. East Carter FFA

9. DJMJ Entertainment

10. Kee's Farm Service

11. All That Bloomz

12. Member's Choice Credit Union

13. Stamper concrete

14. The Pride of East Carter Band 

16. Dance with Hope Studio

17. Pathways, Inc.

18. Grayson RECC

19. KCU

20. UK Kings Daughters

21. Rush Cartel

22. PrimaryPlus Grayson

23. Oak Grove Church of Christ

24. BoxDrop of Grayson

25. Smithfield

26. Loves Truck Care

27.Bubbly Sips

29. Rual King

30. Commercial Bank

35. US Army Corp of Engineers

36. Tom Hall Towing

East Carter Football Team & Cheerleaders

Mr & Mrs. Santa Claus with the Grayson Fire Department

Lineup begins at 5:00 PM, please enter the lineup staging area from the west end of Main Street/US 60 as the East End will be blocked off.