Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Scheduled for Friday, December 1

Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Scheduled for Friday, December 1

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is proud to announce that the Winter Games Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, presented by The Resource Center, will feature pre-parade musical entertainment, a traditional tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Sam Teresi, and a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ramp. Applications to participate in the parade are now being accepted and are available for download online.

The Winter Games Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration will be held on Friday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 pm.The parade itself will begin on the Third Street Bridge and continue down Third Street toward City Hall. Parade line up will begin at 5:00 pm on West Third Street between Hallock Street and Porter Avenue (Farm Fresh Plaza).

This year’s Winter Games theme is an acknowledgement of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “We chose this theme because it is very different from past themes,” said Zach Agett, Marketing and Events Manager for Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “It will allow for some new interesting decorating options that highlight the rich sports history in Chautauqua County.”

The downtown Jamestown holiday parade has been a long standing tradition in the city for decades. Dozens of area businesses, social organizations, and nonprofits come downtown the evening of the parade to celebrate the holidays, attend one of many area holiday events, and support local business. One area nonprofit in particular, The Resource Center, has gone above and beyond the call of duty each year to support the parade as a presenting sponsor and serve the greater Jamestown community.

Heather Brown, Assistant Executive Director at the Resource Center said, “The Resource Center is so fortunate to be teaming up with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and other community partners again this year to sponsor the Christmas Parade. This event is the highlight of the holiday season for so many families in our great community. It is our pleasure to again be supporting this and kicking off this Christmas season!”

“The parade is a wonderful tradition, and we are happy to sponsor the parade as a way of giving back to our community and thanking everyone for the support they give to The Resource Center throughout the year,” remarked Steve Waterson, Community Relations Director for The Resource Center.

For more information on Jamestown Renaissance Corporation special events or to sign up for the Winter Games Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, please visit to download the appropriate application or email

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a public-private partnership supporting downtown and neighborhood revitalization through inspiration, action, and celebration in the greater Jamestown, New York, area.

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