Monday, November 27, 2017 08:36 AM

WATCH: NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE AIRS SATURDAY ON NEWS 2 - WKRN.COM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) News 2 is proud to be the home of the 64th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade this Saturday.

Good Morning Nashville anchors Neil Orne and Nikki Burdine along withmeteorologist Jared Plushnick will host the parade live from downtown Nashville.

When the parade begins at 9 a.m., it will follow a new route through Music City.

This year it will start on top of the Woodland Street Bridge, head down First Street and go up Broadway.

The new path is designed to make it a better viewing experience for the public, says Stephen Francescon, Community Relations Manager at Piedmont Natural Gas, which sponsors the Christmas Parade.

Francescon says families will have more space along the riverfront to get a better look at the floats and balloons.

In addition, this year the performance zone is closer to the end of the parade, at Fifth Avenueand Broadway.

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While the parade route may be different, this Nashville tradition remains a classic extravaganza.

It features more than 500 performers and celebrities, including Grand Marshal Mike Fisher, former captain of the Nashville Predators, who will travel the whole route. Hell have company from Tweety Bird, Twinkle the Snowman and Foofa the Drum Majorette. There are 15 character balloons in all, some ...

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