La Jolla Christmas Parade Turns 56

La Jolla Christmas ParadeThe La Jolla Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition for 56 years. Drawing on average a crowd of more than 25,000 people, this years parade should be one of the most memorable ever. There are more than 100 participants in the parade and range from beauty queens, vintage vehicles,  numerous bands,  equestrians, several thousand children marching in different groups, and holiday floats. In honor of the WindanSea Surf Club’s 50th anniversary, they have been named grand marshal and the theme of the parade is “Christmas in the Surf and Sand”.

La Jolla Parade RouteThis years parade is taking place on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00PM. The parade will begin at the corner of Girard & Kline, and make its way to the La Jolla Recreation Center where the Holiday Festival will be held. The Holiday Festival will feature arts & crafts, live music, a Birch Aquarium exhibit, Santa Claus, and conclude with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 4:30PM.

For more information about the La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival, visit their website. Hope to see everybody there!

Photos shared from the La Jolla Christmas Parade & La Jolla Travel Information.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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