Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101.
The parade begins at 5:30 PM. It is preceded by a 5:00 PM tree lighting ceremony with a brief appearance by Santa at the Lumberyard (near Starbucks coffee).
The parade theme is "Celebrating the Arts." Encinitas has a thriving art scene, and for the 2017 Parade, we invite our nearly 100 expected entries to go all out with creativity, showcasing amazing and beautiful floats, performance art and music.
Don't stress over finding a parking space downtown, take advantage of our free parking shuttles that run from Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas off of Santa Fe Drive (just look for the signs pointing you there) or from they YMCA/Ecke Sports Park parking lot on Saxony Road. Both shuttles start running at 4pm and go until 8:30 PM. The ADA accessible bus runs from the Scripps location. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes and will drop you off at the NCTD bus station on Vulcan Avenue, just a half block from the Parade route.
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