The annual Downtown New Bern / Craven Jaycee’s Christmas Parade. Every year the Craven County Jaycee’s and the City of New Bern work together to bring in the Christmas season and to bring Santa Claus into town! For the 2019 Parade we would like to have a float competition, so we are announcing the event early! Plenty of time to plan and build your float. Show us your idea of how to celebrate the season, or what Christmas means to you. The proceeds from the parade are always donated to needy families in the Craven County area. Your entry fee or other donation will be used to make sure as many families as possible have a great holiday.