JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The City of Jamestown rang in the holiday season on Saturday night with a Christmas Parade and municipal tree lighting.
While the fireworks display was called off due to high winds, hundreds of residents lined Third Street downtown to take part in the annual tradition, which featured a variety of over 80 floats from local businesses, groups, government organizations and the Jamestown High School Marching Band.
The parade’s host, Collaborative Children’s Solutions, honored the Stone Family as this year’s grand marshal. Matt and Danielle Stone hold a yearly backpack drive, giving back to the foster system after adopting four children of their own.
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sudnquist says even though the parade is through, there is still a lot to do in Jamestown this Christmas season.
“The tree will stay up well past the holidays, so please come down, the businesses do stay open in to the evening, so come check things out,” explained Major Eddie Sundquist. “We’re just very excited going into the holidays this year.”
Following the parade, Santa Clause had the chance to meeting with local kids one-on-one and hear their holiday wishes as well.