Jefferson City Christmas Parade

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JEFFERSON CITY - Downtown Jefferson City celebrates the holiday season with Saturday's Christmas parade. The parade starts at Missouri Boulevard and winds along Capitol Avenue. It starts at 4:30 p.m.

This is the 73rd year of Jefferson City's Christmas parade. Jefferson City Jaycees has been sponsoring the event every year.

Jefferson City Jaycees staff Jennifer Largent said there are 71 entries registered this year, with several new businesses participating for the first time.

The entry fee is $75 per vehicle for commercial and business category. Nonprofit organizations are free to participate, but they have to donate two toys to MU Children's Hospital.