Green Cove Springs Cancels City Events Through 2020

October 12, 2020 – Out of commitment to put the community’s health and safety first, City of Green Cove Springs has cancelled all upcoming City-organized and City-sponsored events through the end of 2020.

Affected events include Green Cove Springs Trunk or Treat, Christmas on Walnut Street, and the annual Green Cove Springs Christmas Parade. All three events encourage crowded gatherings of large groups of people, which the Center for Disease Control identified as a factor in increasing the spread of COVID-19.

While these annual events are cancelled, the City of Green Cove Springs still has plans for the fall and holiday season this year.

In lieu of an in-person Veterans Recognition Ceremony in November, the City is currently working on a Virtual Veterans Day video. The video features local veterans sharing the time they served in the US military, and will be played on the City website and social media pages on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020. Communications Coordinator Tiffanie Reynolds is interviewing local veterans for the video through Thursday, Oct. 22. Local veterans interested in participating can contact Executive Assistant Kimberly Thomas to schedule an interview time at 904-297-7054 or kthomas@greencovesprings.com.  

The City’s annual Parade of Trees will be on display in Spring Park from December 5 to December 31, 2020. Every evening the City’s display of 130 decorated Christmas trees will be lit until 10 p.m. for the public to walk through Spring Park at their own pace.

New in Spring Park this year is Letters to Santa. Keep an eye out for a red mailbox in the pool pavilion, as that’s where families can drop off their letters to Santa from December 1 to December 15. Families also have the option to mail the letter to City Hall. Make sure to leave a return address so Santa can write back. More information will be posted on the City website and social media in November.

More details for all of these events will be posted on the City website and social media pages. Contact Communications Coordinator Tiffanie Reynolds at 904-297-7046 or

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