Hundreds spread holiday cheer for Capital City Christmas Parade - - Jackson, MS

Hundreds spread holiday cheer for Capital City Christmas Parade

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Jackson for the metro's largest Christmas parade.

For many, it's an undeniable sign that the holidays have arrived.

"We came out today just to enjoy the sounds of the band, of the middle schools, the high schools, and the college," said recording artist Taryn Johnson. "Enjoy the dancers and just enjoy all of the sounds of Christmas."

The same rings true for Jackson's police chief, who rode in the parade with dozens of his fellow officers.

"It's a nice break for us from the usual stuff we have to do, and we're just enjoying it, mingling with the public, and giving the kids candy," Chief Lee Vance said.

Wingfield High School's football team served as the Grand Marshal for Saturday's parade. However, it's not just the drummers and dancers that brought memories to so many as they marched up and down North State Street.

The dozens of floats proved nostalgia, too.

"They are beautiful! I remember the days when I was on the float, so it's bringing me back to times in high school when I was in the band," Johnson said.

Of all the sights and sounds, one float seemed to steal the show: an entry from Jackson's finest, decked out in white and blue.

"Man, we got a lot of very skilled people that's working inside the police department, even when it comes to putting together a float. I really appreciate everybody who did that," Vance said.

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