This year will be the celebration of the 26th Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade. The parade will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm and will be followed by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership‘s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Twas time for the holiday parade, and all through the city,
shiny new floats were ready, shimmering and pretty.
The Winston-Salem Jaycees have planned the event with great care,
In hopes that every one of you will choose to be there.
Young dancers were nestled all snug in their beds,
Unable to sleep, rehearsing the new routine over and over in their heads.
Boy Scouts ironed their uniforms, young musicians shined their instruments,
while local businesses and non-profits admired their floats with great contentment.
The next day, out on 4th Street there arose such a clatter,
Everyone gathered downtown to see what was the matter.
The Jaycees organized the participants in a flash,
Down the parade route they began to dash.
Maybe this year we’ll again have falling snow
To add a touch of magic and tickle your nose.
We hope that you will want to join us and volunteer,
To bring to the city boundless holiday cheer.
We have new float competitions, a coloring contest too,
and endless entertainment that will astound you.
Joyful children’s eyes will sparkle once again when their day is made
As Santa waves to them in the Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade.