Over fifteen years ago, the members of the Jones Creek Area Business Association decided to offer an outreach event in the community that would be wholesome fun for all! Thus was 'born' the Jones Creek Business Association's (JCABA) Annual Christmas Parade.
The original 'parade' idea started out being done on July 4th, but it was so hot and steamy that this date was used only once and then it was decided to go with a winter event. The following year, the Christmas Parade idea was founded!
The parade has always run the full length of Jones Creek Road (except for 2010 when we had to modify this because of road construction on the northern end of Jones Creek Road). In 2013, for the first time ever, the parade was cancelled due to severe weather. The parade did not occur during 2015 and 2016 due to the southern end of Jones Creek Road being under construction. The construction completed in 2017, and we are planning a long awaited Christmas Parade in December of 2017!
Several years ago it was decided to have a special guest other than Santa Claus and so the idea of a Grand Marshall was instituted. Over the years we have had Fred Raiford, when he was Head of Dept. of Public Works, Whitney Vann with Channel 2, Steve Caporatta - Meteorologist with Channel 9, Paul Gates with Channel 9, Sam Crifasi, Owner of Hi Neighbor - 2nd business to be located on Jones Creek, and LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri, to name a few.
The 2017 Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Download the Christmas Parade Entry forms packet for all of the details if you'd like to enter the parade. You can submit your float entry along with your Liability Waiver form and proof of insurance and pay for it online. Regardless of how you submit your entry, please download the packet for all important details including a colored flyer which can be printed and posted in your place of business.