California Christmas Parades

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California Christmas Parades

California Christmas Parades are held in practically every city. They range from small to large but generally are on the modest side with the events featuring community entries that may not qualify for larger parades such as 4th of July parades. One of the many fun things to see and do this Christmas, the parades are sometimes associated with Tree Lighting Ceremonies as well.

While these holiday parades are by far one of the most popular parades of any throughout the year, very few cities in California try to make them into big affair that would rival the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Californians host the most watched parade in the world just days after Christmas is over and the New Year begins. Flower floats costing over $100,000 each, and marching bands that head down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena for the Rose Parade are spectacular. So Christmas tends to keep it simple with Lighted Tractor Parades, Kids Parades and always Santa Claus!

Thanksgiving Weekend Parades 2019

ANGELS CAMP: Angels Camp Lighted Christmas Parade Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday, November 30, 2019.  Angels Camp, CA gocalaveras.com | angelscampbusiness.com

ARROYO GRANDE: Christmas Parade in the Village South County Holiday Parade Sunday, December 1, 2019. arroyogrande.org | agchristmasparade.com

HOLLISTER: Lights On Christmas Parade and Lights On Celebration Saturday, November 30, 2019.   downtownhollister.org

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood California Celebrity Christmas Parade Sunday, December 1, 2019.

LOS ALTOS: Festival of Lights Parade Sunday, December 1, 2019

MOUNT SHASTA: Mount Shasta Hometown Holiday Lighted Parade Friday, November 29, 2019.

SANTA PAULA: Christmas Parade on Main Saturday, November 30, 2019. santapaulachamber.net

SALINAS: Holiday Parade of Lights Sunday, December 1, 2019 (always the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving Day) The event begins on Main Street from Salinas High School to Steinbeck Center. salinaslightsparade.com

VISALIA: Candy Cane Lane Parade Monday, December 2, 2019 is Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. downtownvisalia.com

Christmas Parade in California

Adelanto: Christmas Parade Dec.14, 2019

Alpine: Parade of Lights Dec.6, 2019

Anaheim: Christmas Fantasy Parade November 8, 2019-January 6, 2020

Angels Camp: Holiday Parade November 30, 2019

Antioch: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

Arroyo Grande: Holiday Parade December 1, 2019

Arvin: Arvin Christmas Parade December 2, 2019

Atwater: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Auburn: Festival of Lights Parade December 7, 2019

Bakersfield: Bakersfield Christmas Parade December 5, 2019

Belmont Shore: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Benicia: Christmas Parade & Holiday Market December 14, 2019

Bishop: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Blue Jay: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Brentwood: Annual Holiday Parade December 14, 2019

Burlingame: Downtown Holiday Parade December 6, 2019

Calexico: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Calistoga: Lighted Tractor Parade December 7, 2019

Camarillo: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Carpinteria: Holiday Spirit Parade December 14, 2019

Chino: Kids Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Clearlake: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Coachella: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Colfax: Winterfest Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

Corning: Light Parade December 7, 2019

Coronado: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Davis: Children's Candlelight Parade December 5, 2019

El Centro: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Elk Grove: Parade of Lights December 7, 2019

Encinitas: Encinitas Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

Exeter: Exeter Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Ferndale: Lighted Tractor Parade December 15, 2019

Fontana: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Fresno: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Gilroy: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Glendale: Glendale Montrose Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Glendora: Glendora Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Granada Hills: Holiday Parade December 8, 2019

Gridley: Christmas Parade of Lights December 4, 2019

Grover Beach: Holiday Sparkle Parade December 7, 2019

Hanford -Christmas Parade November 29, 2019, 6 p.m. hanfordchamber.com

Hollister: Lights On Holiday Parade November 30, 2019

Hollywood: The Hollywood Christmas Parade December 1, 2019

Huntington Beach: Children's Christmas Parade December 8, 2019

King City: Lighted Agriculture Parade December 6, 2019

Kingsburg: Festival of Lights Parade December 7, 2019

Laguna Niguel: Holiday Parade December 14, 2019

La Jolla: Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival December 8, 2019

Lancaster: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

La Puente: Holiday Parade December 6, 2019

Lemoore: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Lincoln: Hometown Christmas Parade December 7, 2019, 4:30 p.m.  downtownlincolnca.com

Lindsay: Holiday Parade not specified by event planner

Livermore: Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade December 7, 2019

Lodi: Parade of Lights December 5, 2019

Lompoc: Children's Holiday Parade December 6, 2019

Los Altos: Festival of Lights Parade December 1, 2019

Los Gatos: Children's Holiday Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Marysville: Christmas Parade, Nautical or Nice is 2019 theme.  December 7, 2019, 5-7 p.m. Route: Starts at 6th & D Streets and ends at the intersection of 5th & C Streets.  marysville.ca.us 

Merced: Hometown Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Monrovia: Holiday Parade December 5, 2019

Mount Shasta: Hometown Holiday Light Parade November 29, 2019

Murrieta: Holiday Magic Push Cart Parade December 7, 2019

Murphys: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m. visitmurphys.com

Norco: Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

Ocean Beach (San Diego): Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

Orcutt: Old Orcutt Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Oroville: Holiday Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

Oxnard: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Pacific Grove: Holiday Parade of Lights December 5, 2019

Palm Springs: Festival of Lights Parade December 7, 2019

Paradise: Truck Parade December 7, 2019

Perris: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Pittsburg: Holiday Parade December 14, 2019

Placerville: Holiday Parade December 8, 2019

Pleasanton: Hometown Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

Porterville: Main Street Children's Christmas Parade December 5, 2019, 7 p.m. Route: route is Main Street from Morton south to Olive. portervillechamber.org

Quincy: Light Parade December 6, 2019

Redding: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Redwood City: Hometown Holidays Parade December 7, 2019

Reedley: Electrical Farm Equipment Parade December 5, 2019

Roseville: Holiday Parade November 23, 2019

Sacramento: Santa Parade December 14, 2019

Salinas: Parade of Lights December 1, 2019

Sanger: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

San Juan Bautista: Holiday in Lights Parade December 7, 2019

San Luis Obispo: Holiday Parade December 6, 2019

Santa Barbara: Downtown Holiday Parade December 6, 2019

Santa Cruz: Holiday Parade December 7, 2019

Santa Maria: Parade of Lights December 7, 2019

Santa Paula: Christmas Parade November 30, 2019

Seal Beach: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Solvang: Julefest Parade December 7, 2019

Susanville: Santa Parade December 7, 2019

Sutter Creek: Parade of Lights December 14, 2019

Taft: Christmas Parade December 9, 2019

Tehachapi: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Tulare: Children's Christmas Parade December 5, 2019

Turlock: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Twain Harte: Christmas Parade December 6, 2019

Upland: Upland Christmas Parade December 9, 2019

Vallejo: Mad Hatter Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Valley Springs: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Victorville: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019

Visalia: Candy Cane Parade December 2, 2019

Whittier: Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Winters: Tractor Lights Parade December 7, 2019

Woodlake: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019, 7 p.m. (Santa's Workshop 4 p.m.) facebook.com/CityofWoodlakeCA/

Woodland: Christmas Parade December 14, 2019

Yreka: Holiday Parade November 30, 2019

Yuba City: Holiday Parade December 14, 2019

Yucca Valley: Christmas Parade December 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m. yucca-valley.org

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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