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Christmas comes early to Green Cove Springs

Christmas on Walnut, Parade of Trees attracts record crowd

Posted 12/7/23

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Christmas on Walnut Street Parade strutted through town last Saturday to the enjoyment of more than 10,000 onlookers in holly, jolly spirits. Organized by the Green Cove …

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Christmas comes early to Green Cove Springs

Christmas on Walnut, Parade of Trees attracts record crowd


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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Christmas on Walnut Street Parade strutted through town last Saturday to the enjoyment of more than 10,000 onlookers in holly, jolly spirits. Organized by the Green Cove Springs Business League, the parade featured a dazzling display of 75 floats featuring scenes of the Nativity and focused on this year’s theme: Christmas Movie Magic. Bands marched along to the beat of the drumline. Children jumped up and down for falling “snow” as floats passed. The end of the procession brought onlookers to Springs Park, where they met food trucks, craft tents and a grove of 225 decorated Christmas trees, as well as the official lighting of the City’s Tree. The Parade of Trees will run through Dec. 31. It allows organizations and families to reserve trees – many to commemorate fallen armed service workers and beloved family members who passed away. The parade award winners were First Coast Miata Club for Best Vehicle; Boy Scout Troop 482 for Best  Scout Troop; Clay High Blue Devil Brigade for Best Marching Band; Inline Lawn and Fence for Best Float; and TNT Concrete Supply for Best Use of Theme.