2023 Hendersonville Boat Parade Winners are:
4th Place : #35 Jeff and Myrna Bacurin. 1st time entry
3rd Place : #45 Matthew Dunn. 1st time entry
2nd Place : #17 Ron and Wendy Wills. 3rd time entry 
1st Place : #82 Laura Trantum – TNT Watersports. 2nd time entry
Congratulations to the 2023 Cindy-Lou Who Essay Writing Contest Winners:

1st place Neyland Sisco

Walton Ferry Elementary
2nd Place Holland Merrick
Nannie Berry Elementary
3rd Place 
Ivy and Natale Jane
William Burrus Elementary
4th Place Honorable Mention
Brinkley Falise
Liberty Creek Elementary
Best Theme –

1st place – Women Supporting Women in Middle TN 
2nd place – Hickory Hills Alzheimer’s Special Care Center
3rd place – The Masters School of Gymnastics

Due to the December 9th tornado in Sumner county and the damage and outage of electricity, the St. Nicolas Ball had to be cancelled. We will contact ticket holders once a decision is made on selecting a new date, if that is the decision. Prayers are for the people and businesses affected by the tornado.

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We’re So Excited! The Isaacs are the Honorary Chairs of HolidayFest. Learn more about them here. Isaacs Press Release

Have FUN Supporting Your Community at HolidayFest TN events

Welcome to HolidayFest, TN. We are so glad you are here.

HolidayFest of Sumner County is a 100% volunteer-run organization.

We serve the communities and non-profit organizations located in Sumner County and surrounding areas through a wide variety of events held from July through February. 

Testimonials of the positive impact HolidayFest provides can be viewed here 01-Testimonials 2023

HolidayFest brings together individuals, businesses, government and service organizations in a celebration of:

  • Community,
  • Tradition,
  • Charity,
  • Creativity,
  • and Literacy

Our Sponsors and Volunteers ...

are what enables HolidayFest to bring great community events to Sumner County. Please let them know you value their commitment.

For the 2023 season, we are connecting the community with more than fifteen events that support more than fifteen non-profit organizations.

Meet the 2023 HolidayFest King and Queen, Tim and Deborah Watson.


The King and Queen act as the Ambassadors of HolidayFest and they appear and attend many of the events, especially, the St. Nicholas Ball where they are honored and lead the dancing for the evening.

They also ride in the Annual Christmas Parade with three other couples who serve as their Royal Court. Each year the theme of the parade changes. In 2022, the theme was “A Very Frosty Christmas,” and the theme for 2023 is “Sleigh Bells Ring.”. 

Each year the king and queen do much in the community, as do the royal court. The names of royal court members are coming soon. 

2023 HolidayFest King and Queen

Member of the Royal Court: Jenny Carr.

Sam and Clare Stewart
Fred and Tina Conor
Previous years’ HolidayFest Kings and Queens are:

2022: Rocky and Penny McElhaney,

2021: Christa and Greg Yandall,

2020: Johnathan and Tammy Hayes,

2019: Derek and Cindy Kimbro,

2018: Tommy and Rachel McAuley,

2017: Darlene and Mike Rawls,

2016: Sherry and Michael Smith,

2015: Bill and JJ von Kessel,

2014: Ed and Irene Bruchas,

2013: Mike and Beverly Fussell,

2012: Van Hohe and Rachel Collins,

2011: Don and Shelly Ames,

2010: Rae Collier and Dave LeMarbre,

2009: Len Silverman and Jo Kennedy

2008: Matt Cochran and Lisa Stubbs,

2007 the inaugural King and Queen were Fred See and Kym Sims.

Please visit our SPONSOR page. HolidayFest sponsors are some of the best organizations in and around Sumner County. They show their support of the community through their sponsorship, providing volunteers, and taking part of the festivities. 

Without You – our community – and our sponsors – HolidayFest would not be able to provide educational and financial support to the worthwhile charities in our community.

When you VISIT the sponsors – please tell them you saw them here – on the HolidayFest website. We thank you.