Jonesborough is gearing up for another festive season in downtown. 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.Continuing with tradition, the parade will take place on the second Saturday in December. Make plans to be a part of Jonesborough’s Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9th at 6 p.m. in downtown Jonesborough.

Folks of all ages will gather along Boone and Main Streets downtown in anticipation of the arrival of floats, bands, classic cars, dancers and, of course, Santa Claus as they make their way downtown. This year’s theme is “Spirit of Christmas”. As one of the only nighttime parades in the area, Jonesborough takes advantage of the beautiful small-town setting in the downtown area as the setting stage for the event.

Entry deadline is Tuesday, December 5th. Incorporation of live music and lights is highly encouraged for all participants.

Cash prizes will be awarded to 4 entries:

Eagle Award – $200
Mayor’s Award – $150
Schubert Club Award – $100
Jonesborough Kiwanis Award – $100

Donations for the Jonesborough Food Pantry are encouraged from participants and can be dropped off at Town Hall.

If you have any questions about the parade or entry application, please contact Rachel Conger at or 423.791.3869.