Organizers of an annual holiday parade scheduled for Saturday say forecasted winter weather is prompting them to postpone the celebration until the following Saturday. Angela Rogers with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau says the "Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade" is an event anticipated by many, so she and her team wanted to host it on a day when people will find it easy to attend
“It’s a little heartbreaking for us actually because we were very much looking forward to the parade this weekend. But after much consideration, deliberation, a lot of weather watching, we just decided it would be best to postpone the parade to next Saturday,” says Rogers.
She says many in the community look forward to the annual event.
“We have about 120 entries and you know once we have to postpone this thing—we hope all those all those same entries will still be able to come in. Bu t we got a lot of great bands, a lot of great floats,” she says. “Of course the big man Santa was scheduled this Saturday and he has assured us that he can come next Saturday no problem.”
The parade will start at 2 that afternoon, December 14th. The route begins at 2nd and Broadway streets and proceeds toward the State Capitol.
It is unclear at this point whether the annual State Capitol Lighting Ceremony--which normally takes place in conjunction with the parade--will also be postponed.