Each year the Hattiesburg Jaycees put on such a historic tradition with our Christmas parade, that children and adults alike look forward to it. Community members traditionally stake out their spots hours before our parade begins, to watch and cheer for their favorite marching band, floats, and community organizations. To keep the health and safety of our community the first priority, but to keep the parade tradition alive, the Hattiesburg Jaycees are hosting a community-supported virtual Shoebox Parade!
Our Theme this year is HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Unity in the Community. This year let’s Unite the community by giving thanks to our local everyday heroes. Hattiesburg Jaycees want to share the opportunity with you to express gratitude for keeping the Pine Belt up and running in 2020.
The Shoebox Parade is a fun activity for families, friends, and coworkers to spend time together and still be able to be involved in the tradition of our annual Christmas Parade. Floats can be made from anything, the possibilities are endless! We want everyone to have fun with this project, get the family involved, grab your coworkers, your neighbors, or your friends, and get creative!
Our Virtual Shoebox Parade will premier via Facebook LIVE on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6 PM. All Shoebox Floats will then be displayed throughout Downtown Hattiesburg for families to visit throughout the month. We will call you at the end of the month to pick up your shoebox.
Now through November 30, 2020
Non-Profit Entry – $10.00, includes 2 shoebox floats
Business Entry – $25.00, includes 2 shoebox floats
Non-Profit Entry Plus – $25.00, includes 2 shoebox floats and up to a one (1) minute video commercial or advertisement, that you have recorded, that will be shown on social media, our website, and during the virtual parade.
Business Entry Plus – $50.00, includes 2 shoebox floats and up to one (1) minute video commercial or advertisement, that you have recorded, that will be shown on social media, our website, and during the virtual parade.