Holiday Giving: A Tradition for GDC Construction

Pancho Dewhurst and the team at GDC Construction have upheld one of the oldest and most loved traditions in La Jolla: decorating and lighting the tree at the La Jolla Recreation Center each holiday season. The tradition was initiated in 1984 while George Dewhurst (Pancho’s father) was serving as Chairman of the Christmas Parade and President of the Rotary Club. Continue reading

San Diego Weekend Events | Dec 4 -6

san diego weekend eventsParades in La Jolla and North Park, holiday lights in Balboa Park, and a chili cook-off are all part of this weekend’s happenings! Get into the holiday spirit and head out to one of these San Diego weekend events. And as always please be sure to check ticket availability* prior to attending any event.
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La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival Returns Dec 6

la jolla christmas parade 2015The 58th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival returns to the Village on Sunday, December 6 as one of the most festive events of the holiday season. The iconic parade draws more than 25,000 people to downtown La Jolla and has been a community staple for nearly six decades – and remains a large part of what makes the holidays in La Jolla so memorable. Continue reading

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival Returns December 7

la jolla christmas paradeFrom 1:30pm to 5pm on Sunday, December 7, enjoy the spirit of the holidays and celebrate the changing of seasons with the village! For the past 57 years, the La Jolla Christmas Parade has been a staple of the La Jolla community and a large part of what makes the holidays in our town so special. Beautiful floats, costumes, and talented marching bands join forces in what continues to be one of the most incredible traditions in our community.
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This Weekend is the Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade

Photo Credit: ljparade.comThe 56th Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival is going to have the city feeling a lot like Christmas come this Sunday, December 8. This year’s theme, “Christmas in the surf and sand,” is more than appropriate due to La Jolla’s beautiful seaside location and is sure to be a hit with visiting family and friends!

The parade will start at 2 pm at the corner of Kline St. and Girard Ave., marching towards The Grand Colonial Inn, famous for its luxurious accommodations, and then turning left to end at the holiday festival grounds located at the La Jolla Recreation Center at 615 Prospect Street. Parade spectators will be able to see extravagant floats, equestrian units, vintage automobiles, and marching units moving to the beat of their own drum. Visitors can see the beautiful horses starting at 10 am, float judging will begin at 12 pm and sometime during the day an antique aircraft is scheduled to fly over La Jolla. Continue reading

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”. Continue reading