Annual 'Christmas Parade'
BECAUSE OF THE CONTINUED CONSTRUCTION ON JONES CREEK, THERE WILL BE NO CHRISTMAS PARADE FOR 2016!!
2014 PARADE IS SUNDAY, 12/14/14!!
It was decided well over a fifteen years ago to offer an outreach event in the community that would be wholesome fun for all!! And thus was 'born' the Jones Creek Business Association's (JCABA) Annual Christmas Parade.
Actually the original 'parade' idea started out being done on July 4th!! But it was so HOT and steamy that date was used only once and then it was decided to go with a Winter event. And thus the Christmas Parade idea was founded!!
The parade has always run the full length on Jones Creek Road except for 2010 when we had to modify this because of road construction on North Jones Creek. And for the first time, EVER, we had to cancel it in 2013 due to weather!!
Several years ago it was decided to have a special guest, other than Santa Claus and thus the idea of Grand Marshall was 'put in place'. 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.
In 2012, we had over over 75 entries involved in the Parade, ranging from Marching Bands, Scout Packs, Floats, to Corvettes. It has become one of the largest privately held Christmas Parades in the Greater Baton Rouge area!! In 2012 our Grand Marshall was Jordy Hultberg - TV & Radio Sports Reporter. Our Business Sponsors were: Woodlawn Baptist Church, Larry Rosendahl - Burns & Co. Realtors, UPS Store #2305, Bancorp South, Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy, American Gateway Bank, Raising Canes, Walgreens on Jones Creek, Regions Bank on Jones Creek, Quality Sitework Materials and Iberia Bank on Coursey, - THANK YOU!!!
To see and/or print off a flyer, entry form/packet, or information/application for being a Business Sponsor of this year's parade - click on the link entitled, 'Flyers/Applications'. ALSO, you can see pictures of past Parades by clicking on the link that says Photo Gallery.