Christmas Parades in San Diego County 2021

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Festive Christmas parades are coming back to town in 2021! Take the family to enjoy sparkling lights, stunning floats and sleighloads of ho-ho-holiday cheer!

Coronado Holiday Parade. Dec. 3. Floats and bands culminating with carol singing and a tree/menorah lighting ceremony at Rotary Park, 7 pm. 6–7 pm. Along Orange Ave. www.coronadochamber.com/holiday-parade.html

Encinitas Holiday Parade. Dec. 4. Theme “Encinitas Rocks!” Tree lighting and Santa, 5 pm; parade, 5:30-7:30 pm. Coast Hwy. 101. www.encinitasca.gov/Home/News-Center/ArticleID/412

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade. This year’s theme: “Rockin' Around the Crooked Tree.” Dec. 4, 5:05 pm. Parade travels along Newport Ave. www.obtowncouncil.org/holiday-parade

Fallbrook Christmas Parade: Miracle on Main. Lighted floats, marching bands, Santa Claus and more. Dec. 4, 5–7 pm. Downtown on Main. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Country Christmas Light Parade. Holiday lights on cars and trucks. Dec. 18, 5:30 pm. Main St., Julian. www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/country-christmas

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival. “Spirit of La Jolla- Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes” theme. Holiday Festival, 11:30 am–4 pm; parade, 1:30 pm. 1008 Wall St. www.ljparade.com

Vista Christmas Parade. Dec. 4, 1 pm. Historic downtown Vista Village. www.vistachamber.org

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” theme. Dec. 12 & Dec. 19, 5:30–7:30 pm. Starts off Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Coronado Ferry Landing. www.sdparadeoflights.org

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights. See festively decorated boats in the Oceanside Harbor. Dec. 11, 7 pm. www.visitoceanside.org/blog/oceanside-harbor-parade-of-lights

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Dec. 19, 1-5 pm. Gaslamp Quarter, 702 Market St. www.gaslamp.org/news/events/pet-parade/

FREE Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade. Marching bands, floats, drill teams and enormous balloons. Dec. 28, 10 am. N. Harbor Dr. www.holidaybowl.com 

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Updated: November 2021

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