San Diego's Great Christmas Parade



Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon is a tradition that began as a gift to the children of San Diego in 1947. In San Diego's East County the largest parade in the county features floats, clowns, Santa Claus, marching bands, equestrian units and celebrity appearances.

Coronado Christmas Parade is a grand Holiday Celebration with a festive parade along Orange Avenue, the lighting of a 75-foot Christmas tree, holiday music and a fireworks show over Glorietta Bay.

Seaport Village Surfin' Santa event invites visitors to Hang ten with San Diego's board short-wearing Santa. A lively parade down the Seaport Village boardwalk, along with music, kids' crafts and photo opportunities with Surfin' Santa dude are all included, free.

La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla includes marching bands, floats, equestrian groups, vintage automobiles and an appearance by Santa Claus.

North Park Toyland Parade December 8, 2019, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Young and old are invited to enjoy marching bands, floats, vintage cars, dance groups, beauty queens, city officials and Santa in this popular community celebration. The parade is followed by a holiday fair behind the historic North Park Theatre.

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade December 15, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Register your pet for a small fee to be in the parade
Owners and their dressed-up pets march down the decorated streets of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. The event concludes with a Pet Expo featuring an awards ceremony honoring best pet holiday costume and ugliest holiday sweater.

San Diego's Big Bay Balloon Parade December 26, 2019, 3 p.m.

The country's largest balloon parade, with floats, balloons and marching bands, are just some of the offerings in this colorful holiday parade that takes place along San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego.

San Diego's Annual Port of San Diego Bay Parade of Lights attracts massive crowds who love to see the sparkling lots. Admire them and approx. 80 private boats decorated with holiday lights reflecting an assigned theme. Great views are available on land from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing.

Chula Vista Third Avenue Starlight Parade December 7, 2019, 5 p.m.

Holiday in the Village is a family-friendly event in San Diego's South Bay. Strolling carolers, marching bands and Santa Claus make a grand appearance. Visit the Snack Alley during the parade. From popcorn to funnel cake, cotton candy, roasted corn, and so much more, there's a snack for everyone to enjoy!

Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
is a delight! 100 brightly illuminated powerboats and sailboats parade along Mission Bay. Best viewing is from Crown Point, the east side of Vacation Island or the west side of Fiesta Island.

1215 El Carmel Place San Diego, CA 92109  Contact Info Mission Bay Yacht Club, (858) 488-0501 Date & Time Dec 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Price Free

PACIFIC BEACH: Pacific Beach Holiday Parade 
Pacific Beach Holiday Parade is a wonderful holiday parade for all ages. Come early to find a place along the street so you can see floats, marching bands, color guards, community groups, marching groups of children, clowns, and of course - Santa Claus! Location: Garnet Avenue between Haines St. & Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA Garnet Avenue & Mission Blvd San Diego, CA

Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade
is an annual tradition that brings the spirit of the season to one and all. Theme in 2017 is Christmas at the Cinema. Route: The parade starts at Escondido High School and proceeds south on Broadway down to Grape Day Park. One of the best places to view the Parade is at Lincoln School.

Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along the historic 101 Coast Highway in San Diego's North County. Marching bands, children's groups and nearly 100 floats, plus a tree lighting ceremony at the Lumberyard Shopping Center precedes the parade.

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