Jonesborough Christmas Parade to Feature Local Clydesdale Horses


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.

Civic Announcement: Announcement For Any Business

The Town of Jonesborough has been experiencing a rise in unpermitted businesses. Nearly all business activities within the city limits require approval to operate, whether the activity is mobile, temporary, or permanent. It is your responsibility to contact the town directly to inquire as to whether your business is permitted or not, and if permitted, what are the next steps to the approval process. Town staff are available to take your inquiries and questions about operating a business in the city. Making those inquiries ahead of time will help you establish the business based on the town codes, thus minimizing potential code violations and fines. To find out whether your business requires an approval process to be permitted, call the Building Department at 423-753-1030 or visit us in person at 123 Boone Street.

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule


Residents on the Thursday schedule will have trash collected this Wednesday.

Friday will be the regular schedule.



Residents on the Monday schedule will have trash collected Tuesday December 26th.

Tuesday will be regular schedule.



Trash collection will be on the regular schedule.

The Jonesborough Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

The Jonesborough Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2023, in the Board Room at the Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN.

Meeting Agenda can be found HERE

Jonesborough Lighting of the Tree

lights in Jonesborough

The Town of Jonesborough is excited to light up Historic Downtown Jonesborough on Saturday, November 25th at 6 p.m., with the annual Lighting of the Tree.

Jonesborough’s historic and charming downtown is the perfect setting to kick off the Christmas holiday season as the lights are lit on the authentic Fraser Fir tree. Join your friends and neighbors and enjoy the sounds of the season sung by David Crockett High School’s Madrigal Singers, the voices of elementary school students from Jonesborough Elementary and Grandview Schools. A Christmas story will be told by local artist Jules Corriere.

Board of Mayor and Aldermen Work Session 11/13

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a Work Sessions on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm, at the Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN. The topic of discussion is the new Water Treatment Plant.

Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7 pm.  The meeting will remain open to the public but you are encouraged to take advantage of the live stream.

If you need additional information, please call 423.753.1030.

Meeting Agenda can be found HERE

Street Closure: Skyline Drive

Summers – Taylor will be doing road work on Skyline Drive near the intersection of N. Cherokee Street and Tavern Hill beginning @ 8:30 am on Monday November 6th.  The work will continue thru Friday November 17th.  Traffic on Skyline will have to use Rocky Hollow to enter/exit Skyline Drive.  There will be no thru traffic from Skyline Drive to N. Cherokee Street.   Traffic from Tavern Hill be allowed to connect to N. Cherokee Street via the round-a-bout near the new school.  The street closure will be in effect thru Friday November 17th.

Historic Zoning Commission Meeting 11/9

Historic Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, November 9, 2023, in the Board Room located in Jonesborough’s Town Hall at 6:00 PM.

Meeting agenda can be found HERE

Town of Jonesborough Media Advisory – Scheduled Water Outage

Media Advisor

There will be a scheduled water outage on Thursday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jonesborough’s Water Distribution Department is relocating a water line for new road construction. The water will be turned off on Old State Route 34 between the intersections with Judge Vines Road & Hall Road and also between the intersections with Upper Sand Valley Road & Berry Ridge Road.