Joplin, Freeman officials announce Christmas Parade theme

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin city officials and Freeman Health System officials announced the theme of this year’s Joplin Christmas Parade, “Cruisin’ To Christmas.”

This will be the 51st Annual Joplin Christmas Parade, though last year’s parade was cancelled because of the pandemic.

The parade route will be the same as in year’s past, starting at 15th and Main and ending at 3rd St.

If you would like to take part in the parade, you can email