Christmas on Walnut Street
2023 Christmas on Walnut is now full and we are no longer accepting vendor or food truck applications.
THIS IS A NON-ALCOHOL EVENT!
Saturday, December 2, 2023, 12 pm to 9 pm
Christmas Parade starts 6 p.m.
**Except for major weather events, Christmas on Walnut Street is a RAIN OR SHINE festival**
The Annual Christmas on Walnut Street Festival is held on the first Saturday of December! There are many food and craft vendors, a kids' zone, and live entertainment. The afternoon begins with a visit from Santa at his workshop (organized by the GCS Elks Lodge Number 1892) in the Spring Park pool pavilion where he spends a few hours hearing all the kids' wish lists! The day concludes with a 1-mile Jingle Bell Fun Run organized by the Florida Striders and a beautiful night Christmas Parade organized by the Green Cove Springs Business League, right down Highway 17! This city-wide Christmas tradition is something you don't want to miss!
And don't miss Parade of Trees all month long in Spring Park!
For visitor information, go to the Explore Clay County website.
- Event Schedule (PDF)
- Parking Map (PDF)
- Jingle Bell Fun Run Sign-Up (PDF)
- Food Truck Lineup (PDF)
- Christmas Parade Route, Info, and Road Closures (PDF)
Parade road closures
Orange Ave. will close 5:00 p.m.
After 5:00 p.m. all southbound traffic detours onto CR 315 and only local parade traffic detours south of CR 315. Northbound traffic on US Hwy 17 detours onto SR 16 to CR 315. Within City Limits, N. Cypress Ave. and N. Pine Ave. are one way going south. All roads will reopen after parade is finished.
For more detailed information on parade road closures, go to Green Cove Springs Business League website.
Vendor Setup Information
All vendors must enter on Walnut Street unless notified otherwise and clear the street by 11:30 am! Set up is 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Vendors cannot bring vehicles into festival area until 9 pm! If you choose to leave prior to this time, you will be required to walk your setup out.