The DeLand Jaycees History

Millions of Smiles

For more than 65 years, a group of Deland Jaycees have volunteered to put on the local Christmas Parade. Six plus decades of children, their children, their grandchildren, and now their great-grandchildren have enjoyed this parade that takes place the first Saturday of every December.

The Deland Jaycees Parade Committee wish to Thank Everyone in the community for the wonderful years we had providing this parade. We wish the best for the Rotary in their future fulfillment of the Deland Christmas Parade tradition.

We Are Volunteers

The Deland Jaycees are a community service organization of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 40.  Through leadership development and practicing business skills they serve the community where they live.

The Deland Committee of Senators, Inc., aka the Parade Committee consists of a group of current and aged 😉 Jaycees who in the past have served in leadership roles for the Jaycees organization to include past Presidents and JCI Senators. This committee sole purpose is to continue the heritage of  the Jaycee Christmas Parade and promote the belief …”that Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life!”

Jaycees give young people the tools they need to succeed in the areas of business, management, individual training, international connections, networking, etc., while giving them the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in their community. We are all part of the Florida Jaycees, United States Jr Chamber and Jr Chamber International (JCI).

Always seeking a new young energetic generation of leaders and potential leaders to pick up the torch and make a difference in this community, in each other, and in themselves. There are other organizations that get young people involved in community service, or teach business skills, or have international influence, or serve as opportunities to make new great friends, or host great guest speakers, or provide training that develops its members’ confidence and employability, but none of them offer all of these things in one package like the Jaycees do. If you’re between the ages of 18-40 (inclusive) and want to learn more about joining the world’s premier young person’s organization, email us at