JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - One of the longest running Christmas traditions in Northeast Arkansas is back on track and will happen this year, officials said Thursday.
According to a post on the Jonesboro Jaycees Facebook page, the 73rd annual Jonesboro Christmas Parade will be a part of the Christmas at the Park event on Dec. 3.
Jaycees officials announced Oct. 9 that the annual Jonesboro Christmas Parade had been cancelled due to COVID-19.
“As a result of the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus in the upcoming weeks and months, it is with deep disappointment that the 73rd Jonesboro Christmas Parade is cancelled,” the post noted. “Due to the scope of participants, spectators and volunteers, we have decided to err on the side of caution. The health and safety of our community is our primary concern.”
However, on Thursday, officials said this year’s event will feature many of the same things that the Christmas parade has been famous for.
The event is free to the public, with this year’s event honoring “Heroes of 2020.”