Christmas Parades

“With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, local cities are decking their halls and rolling out their annual holiday parades during the next few weekends. Here’s a few of the upcoming regional holiday parades:

Fallbrook Christmas Parade: 5 p.m. Saturday. The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce’s 31st annual parade, this year themed “A Patriotic Christmas,” will feature a parade of cars from “Tin Lizzies to new convertibles,” eight marching bands, a bagpipe brigade, equestrian groups and more than 120 groups. The parade starts at Main and Ammunition streets and heads north on Main to Ivy Street. Parking is available on all side streets along the parade route. Call (760) 723-1181 or visit

Temecula’s Santa’s Electric Light Parade: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7. The city of Temecula presents its 20th annual nighttime parade in Old Town. This year’s parade, with nearly 100 floats, travels down Front Street, beginning at Moreno Road (by the post office) and ends at Santiago Road. The community tree-lighting at the Duck Pond is at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Call (951) 694-6480.

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8. The Oceanside Yacht Club sponsors this annual parade of boats, decorated with holiday lights and trimmings, in the Oceanside Harbor. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., the parade starts at 7 p.m. and all events conclude at 9 p.m. Best viewing spots are the Harbor Police and fishing docks. Call (760) 722-5751,

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16: The Port of San Diego presents the 41st annual nautical parade on San Diego Bay. This year’s theme is “USS Santa Claus.” The route begins at Shelter Island and moves south along the harbor to Embarcadero Marina Park, then follows the Coronado Bay Bridge line to the Marriott Coronado Hotel before turning north and concluding at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Visit”

Visit U~T San Diego to read more of their article on Christmas Parades in San Diego county.

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