Monday, December 16, 2013

Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade

This Saturday was the 75th annual City of Little Rock's Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade. It’s one of the biggest Christmas events in the state of Arkansas and people from everywhere flock to this celebration. It’s complete with dance teams, floats, marching bands, and of course the one and only Santa Clause.


Miss Arkansas International Quynci Joyner and I, as well as our little Arkansas International queens, had the awesome invite to ride in this parade that stretched all the way through downtown and up to the Arkansas State Capital.


Although it was cloudy, windy, and around 40 degrees outside, there was a huge turn out to watch the parade. Most people simply huddled together with blankets and big coats to keep warm. Fortunately for Quynci and me, our state director Bernee offered us huge fur coats for the ride. We were very grateful!


The parade came to an end at the State Capital where a ceremonial lighting took place that lit up the capital is thousands of Christmas lights. The ceremonies and fireworks that took place later that night filled everyone with the Christmas spirit. It was the perfect way to officially welcome Christmas to Arkansas!



Happy Holidays,

Haley Pontius

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