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A Santa Cruz Holiday Tradition

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.  Each year, the Downtown Santa Cruz Holiday Parade draws 1,200 participants and over 3,000 spectators. Rain or Shine!

The 2023 Holiday Parade was a great success! 

SCROLL DOWN to view the 2023 parade photos from our official parade photographer, Crystal Birns.

CLICK HERE to watch a recording of the parade!

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
Logo for Far West Fungi Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Logo