ABC/Ida Mae AstuteSummer is just winding down but Kelly Clarkson is already thinking ahead to Christmas. The singer has been announced as the Grand Marshal for this year’s Nashville Christmas Parade.

“I love our city of Nashville and couldn’t be more proud to be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Christmas Parade,” Kelly says in a statement. “See y’all there!”

The 63rd annual parade will kick off the holiday season in downtown Nashville on Saturday, December 3, starting at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Musical Mile” in honor of the approximate length of the parade route.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt along with the Share the Warmth program, which helps people in need pay their energy bills.

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