An annual holiday tradition in Springfield will have a different look this year.
The downtown Christmas parade is being moved from its normal Saturday morning slot, and will this year be held in the evening hours of Saturday, December 15th.
The Jaycees say the change is intended to boost attendance, which has been on the decline.
They hope the after-dark parade and illuminated floats… on a date closer to Christmas… will be a bigger draw.
The parade will also follow a different route this year.