47th Annual Jupiter Tequesta Christmas Parade
Sponsored by the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA)
December 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm
After last year’s parade I indicated that the 2023 and 2024 parades may be in jeopardy for these two years due to the bridge construction on US 1 and the rearranging of our roadway. This would have been a big disappointment for all of us.
After a recent event, Frank Kitzerow (our TM) approached me and asked if he found me a temporary location for the parade would I consider it for the next two years, of course I said yes. To which he introduced me to Major Don Hennessy of the JPD, Major Hennessy was tasked to find me a location for the parade that would meet all of my conditions. Through the leadership of our Town Manager Frank Kitzerow who has always supported this parade as either the JPD Chief and now as Town Manager and the diligence of Major Hennessy and Captain Salvemini we now have a parade route in Abacoa.
The following is only a temporary location until the road construction is completed and we can come back to our original parade site. I look forward to working with all of you on this year’s parade and securing your place in our lineup.
Staging will be located in the UF Scripps parking lot in Abacoa. , We will step off and go north using the southbound lane of Central Blvd. We will pass Main St and University Blvd; the reviewing stand will be in the area of Promenade Way, which is in the middle of the parade route for logistical reasons, rather than at end of the parade route, turn onto Frederick Small Rd and conclude at the Skate Park in Abacoa Community Park (ACP). Some of the logistics still needs to be worked out.
Our “FREQUENTLY ASKED PARADE QUESTIONS” contains information about this temporary parade route and the temporary staging location.
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