Some of the best sights at the Nashville Christmas Parade are the floats that will motor down Broadway. 

Final preps were underway Thursday and our Davis Nolan got a look behind the scenes. 

The floats are made by Kern Studios, a company that makes parade floats across the country.  

There are a lot of new floats to see this year and some favorites that are returning.  

Buddy Dunn tells News 2, “New for Nashville’s parade this year is the gingerbread float for the ram and the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.  We’re standing on a brand new float we built for the Nashville Music City Visitors and Convention Bureau.  We have a brand new three-section riverboat float behind us, and the old floats that we had before like Tootsies, Five-O-Five, and the Zoo float.”

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Some wet weather could be in the forecast for Saturday morning. The News 2 Weather Authority is watching closely. The parade will step off rain or shine. However severe weather is a different story

“Thunder and lightning:  Lightning will affect it with the same call as a ball game,” says Dunn. “And then rain, if it’s a monsoon they’ll call it.  But that’s the only two things. We’ll roll if it’s just light rain and stuff like that, we’ll roll the parade on time.”

The Nashville Christmas Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. 

If you want an up-close parade experience, check out the TV Performance Zone at Broadway and 5th Ave. Tickets are still available

News 2 will broadcast live from the parade with a 2-hour show from 9  to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

You can watch it again on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 2 p.m.