Encinitas Holiday Parade

When: December 5, 2015
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
Festivities: Lumberyard Shopping Center
967 South Coast Highway 101 (map)
D Street to J Street (map)
Tree lighting 5pm
Parade: 5:30pm
Encinitas, CA
More info: Event website

Parade Highlights

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out to watch over 90 entries participate in the Encinitas Holiday Parade. The parade will include floats, marching bands and children’s groups. Festivities will take place at The Lumberyard on Coast Hwy 101 in downtown Encinitas, and begin with a Tree Lighting Ceremony before the Parade starts. The parade will head south on Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street.

2015 Theme

“This IS Encinitas Life!” – Go all out, find something interesting, unique, fun, amazing that shows off what “Encinitas Life” means to you. Like farming? Maybe surfing? Yoga? Like to “Keep it Funky”? or are all about the Cardiff Kook or a great Donut? We want to see your creativity and also invite you to show it off and share it with everyone using the hashtags #EncinitasLife and #EncinitasHolidayParade. This year’s parade promises to be a night of fun and already has a ton of interest and participants pouring in.

Parking Shuttles

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 8:30pm.  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.