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Holiday Parade

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The traditional holiday parade is the official kickoff for the winter holidays celebration and the annual tradition of highlighting Santa Cruz County schools, youth based organizations and local nonprofits.  The Downtown Santa Cruz Holiday Parade draws 1,200 participants and over 3,000 spectators. Rain or Shine!

The parade route starts at the intersection of Laurel Street and Pacific Avenue and ends at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Water Street. 

THANK YOU to our 2023 SPONSORS, Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, Google Cloud, Brezsny AssociatesPedro Gonzalez with Farmer's InsurancePenny Ice Creamery, Sockshop & Shoe CompanyFar West Fungi and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Santa Cruz Community Credit Union logo
Google Cloud logo, in color
Brezsny Associates Logo
Farmers Insurance - Pedro Gonzalez logo

The Penny Ice Creamery logo, a blue ice cream cone with the text 'The Penny Ice creamery'
Logo for Sock Shop & Shoe Company
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Logo