The Newport Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m.

Lineup will be held in the parking lot across from Riceland between 5 and 6 p.m. While there is no ice, the parking area will be very muddy, so please wear mud-appropriate shoes. If you have an entry in the parade with walkers, please encourage them to line up on the Riceland side of Hwy. 69 where it will be dry. Floats need to be in the parking area by 5:30 p.m. for judging. The parade will travel down Malcolm Avenue from Hwy. 69 to Village Mall parking lot.