Jacksonville Parks & Recreation wants to get into the Christmas spirit by hosting the 66th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2023. This parade features plenty of decoated floats and the featured guest, Santa, along with marching bands, floats, dance groups, and the Jacksonville Fire Department.



Beginning at 3 p.m., the parade will begin at the corner of Sharp and Main streets, and will end at First United Methodist Church on Main Street. Admission is FREE!

Also on Saturday, December 2, 2023, Letters to Santa, Hot Cocoa & Crafts will be at the Jacksonville Community Center, located at #5 Municipal Drive. The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be at 5:15 p.m. at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, located at 200 Dupree Drive.

Float entry fee is $25. Awards will be given in several categories. To enter a float in the parade, click the link here. For the rules on float entries, click the link here.

For more information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net.

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