The annual and free event presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc. attracts more than 60,000 spectators that will line the famous State Street in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade.
The traditional annual event officially kicking off the holiday season in Santa Barbara County and brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and our amazing, soon to be announced, Grand Marshal!
The Holiday Prince and Fairy, selected from winning artwork best capturing the parade theme, will lead the parade and light up the community Christmas tree on their way down the parade route. This year’s theme is “A TROPICAL HOLIDAY” where they will celebrate all things tropical so break out those Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and leis and help the celebration show off the sunny, laid back attitude of Santa Barbara!
The organizers hope everyone will be swept away to the tropics right here in the “California Riviera” backyard! On Friday, December, at 6:30pm on State Street, from Sola street to Cota street. To check all the groups that will participate in the annual parade click HERE.