Jonesborough, TN- Christmas is just around the corner and the Town of Jonesborough is caught up in a flurry of activities in Tennessee’s oldest Town. One of the area’s favorite pastimes is an evening along Main Street, enjoying the sights and sounds of the lighted Christmas parade. Scheduled for Saturday, December 9th at 6 p.m., this year’s parade is sure to be a festive one.
As all the memorable events hosted in downtown, this year’s Christmas parade is particularly special with the inclusion of Bristol, Virginia’s Bart Long and Associates and their Clydesdale horses that will be leading Santa in a classic yellow hitch wagon built in 1908 by the Studebaker Brothers Company in South Bend, Indiana, and restored by Lawrence Wagon Works in 2010.
Horses for the Clydesdale hitch are selected from leading Clydesdale breeders in the United States and Canada. Each horse is bay in color, stands around 19 hands tall and weighs around 2,200 pounds. The horses and equipment are moved in a custom 53 foot Featherlight semi-trailer specifically built to haul the horses, harness and wagon.
Along with the special guests, this year’s parade will feature a number of floats decorated festively in Christmas lights, garland, trees with sounds of the season sung live by parade participants. A true community event, the parade attracts residents far and wide who enjoy the small-town historic nature of Jonesborough.