Christmas is fast-approaching and the Town of Jonesborough is gearing up for another festive season. Christmas provides the opportunity to celebrate all things near and dear to us and to spend time with all of our loved ones. What better opportunity to spend time with family and friends than to grab a cup of hot chocolate, throw on mittens and hats and gather on Main Street in downtown Jonesborough to watch the annual lighted nighttime Christmas Parade.
The Jonesborough Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be hosting the 2017 Jonesborough Christmas Parade. The theme this year is “A Home Town Christmas”. The Special Events Committee is accepting all entries but is especially interested in: live Christmas music, floats lit with Christmas lights, horses (only those that are well-controlled in large crowd situations) and antique cars. The parade will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday, December 9th on Boone Street and will progress to Main Street and Historic Downtown then end at the intersection at Washington Avenue. Come enjoy the beautiful floats and entries in our unique nighttime parade among the whimsical lights and decorations of the season.
The entry fee for commercial/political is $50 and for all other entries is $25. Entries must be received no later than Monday, December 4th. You can pick up an application at Town Hall or find it online at Jonesboroughtn.org under “I Want To” and then “Parade News”. For more information call Rachel Conger at 423.791.3869 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to stick around after the parade for Christmas In Olde Jonesborough when the shops in Historic Downtown Jonesborough stay open for extended holiday hours to help you enjoy the holidays in a relaxed, hometown atmosphere. Children are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift to be delivered to disadvantaged children in Washington County.