Downtown Santa Barbara is excited to officially kick off the holiday season with the 67 th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday
Parade, Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc. The highly anticipated holiday parade steps off promptly at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 6th, lighting up State Street. This year’s parade will feature giant balloons, magnificent marching bands, community floats, spectacular performance groups, the Holiday Prince and Fairy, and of course the most anticipated appearance of the season: Santa Claus. This year’s theme, “A Tropical Holiday,” chosen to show off the sunny, laid back attitude of Santa Barbara offers a world of ways to decorate, illuminate and celebrate our community and to bring out the ultimate “ooh and ahh” factor from the fans.
In keeping with traditions of the past, Santa still reigns over the entire celebration. He’ll make his appearance at the end of the parade in a huge float for an unforgettable grand finale. The public can also join Santa prior to the parade, as he greets families in Paseo Nuevo Center Court for “Photos with Santa,” from 4:00-5:30 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019.
The parade starts at Sola St. and continues down State St. to Cota St.