It's been said that everyone loves a parade, and Mississippi's oldest and largest Christmas Parade in Greenwood is a must-see. It is held on the second Friday after Thanksgiving each year.

Celebrated for more than 80 years and begun by legendary Greenwood High School Band Director, Roy Martin, the Delta Band Festival/Christmas Parade in Greenwood boasts more than 25 high school and university bands from four states, an array of themed floats, decorative vehicles, mascots, beauties, and walking and performing groups. 

Fireworks will also take place this year, sponsored by the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fireworks will begin at 7 p.m. between the bridges on the Yazoo River.

Event date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
304 Howard Street
Greenwood, MS 38930

By Allan Hammons, Mary Carol Miller and Donny Whitehead

Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With this complete set of Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, vols 1-4, readers can enjoy the entire archive of photos, stories, and ephemera from Greenwood's very beginning through the mid-20th century.

Signed sets of Vols. 1-4 are available upon request. Coordinating the schedules of all three authors can be difficult, so please allow extra time for personalized or signed copies.