Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade
Break out your festive attire, get out your calendars and get into the holiday spirit; the 27th-Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), will march through Little Rock on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
Serving as this year’s Grand Marshal is former NFL and Razorback running back, Peyton Hillis.
Beginning at Second and Broadway, the Holiday parade will start at 3:00 p.m. and travel south on Broadway, turn west onto Capitol Avenue and end at the State Capitol. The lighting and fireworks display will follow at dark or approximately 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Hillis will join Santa, Rudy the Reindeer and many more of their Legendary friends for this year’s highly anticipated holiday parade. Bring your camera and kids to watch decorated floats, marching bands, dancing troops, members of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and more make their way through the streets of downtown Little Rock.
School marching bands and non-profit community organizations will again have the opportunity to win cash prizes as part of the parade’s float competition. The band cash prizes will be $1,000 and $500 for first and second places and $1,000, $750 and $500 for the top three winners among non-profit entries. Local guest judges will evaluate the competition and will be positioned along the parade route at an official judge’s stand. Winners of the float and marching band competition will be posted on www.HolidaysinLittleRock.com after the conclusion of the parade.
“We are thrilled Peyton Hillis, a Central Arkansas native and former Arkansas Razorback accepted our invitation to be this year’s Grand Marshal” Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau President & CEO Gretchen Hall said. “The Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade (coupled with the lighting of the State Capitol) has become a much anticipated family tradition. We welcome Payton and his family to lead the parade route. We hope to see everyone come out and enjoy the floats and special guests including Santa himself.”