California Christmas Parades

Santa Cruz Downtown Holiday  Parade

December 3, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Parade route: Pacific Avenue between Laurel and Water Streets

Pacific Ave.
Downtown Santa Cruz

Join the fun as floats, marching bands, fire trucks, horses, classic cars and Santa go down Pacific Ave. FREE. There are approx. 70 entries in the parade which culminates with Santa's arrival as the finale.

The Grand Marshall, marching bands, colorful holiday floats, horses, classic cars, and Santa Claus are all part of the Downtown Holiday Parade. One of downtown Cruz's most fun events of the year, the holiday parade invites the public to attend the festive holiday event and bring your kids to see Santa, who appears as the final parade entry in a horse drawn carriage.

Santa Cruz's downtown is the ideal place to do your holiday dining and shopping so stick around after the parade for some seasonal celebrating.

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

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