Life’s a Parade: The Best Holiday Parades in San Diego
December is here and the holidays are in full swing! Experience holiday cheer for the entire family with events happening throughout the entire city, from La Jolla to Coronado and Mission Bay. Grab the kids and enjoy the festivities at upcoming holiday parades around San Diego this season.
LA JOLLA CHRISTMAS PARADE AND HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Join in on the fun Dec. 2 for the La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla. The festival features marching bands, drill teams, vintage vehicles, and a tree-lighting ceremony.
CORONADO HOLIDAY PARADE & OPEN HOUSE
It’s Christmas in Coronado on Dec. 7 as Santa arrives via ferry at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Follow Santa down Orange Avenue and watch as he lights the Christmas tree in Rotary Plaza.
MISSION BAY CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS
Grab a spot along Mission Bay Dec. 8 as dozens of illuminated boats parade along the shore. It’s the perfect holiday spectacle to enjoy with the entire family.
THE VET + PET WEST GASLAMP HOLIDAY PET PARADE
Calling all dog lovers: On Dec. 16, Downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter is hosting the Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Enjoy dressed-up pets and their owners as they make their way through a decked out Gaslamp Quarter, ending at the Pet Expo. Be sure to stay for the award ceremony and cheer on the best-dressed pups!
PORT OF SAN DIEGO HOLIDAY BOWL PARADE
The country’s largest balloon parade is back on New Year’s Eve along the San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego. This festive holiday parade features floats, massive balloons, marching bands, and more.