La Jolla Christmas Parade

Kamryn Clothier, Staff Writer

Every year for over six decades, the La Jolla Christmas Parade has taken place, where people get together and watch a parade of cars, floats, marching bands, drill teams, horses, a tree lighting ceremony, and community groups. It is a very fun experience for both kids and adults to watch as all of La Jolla comes together. However, due to COVID, this year’s Christmas parade will be a little different. Due to the COVID restriction of large gatherings, the usual nature of the Christmas parade where people line the streets has been changed. According to the La Jolla Light, “Instead of spectators lining the streets and watching as floats go by, the floats will be stationary, and the spectators will drive by.” Although the parade might not be the same this year, it will still be fun for families to get into the holiday spirit. 

Even with the different circumstances, the parade was still made to be a fun place for kids. According to the La Jolla Christmas Parade official website, “The La Jolla Christmas parade foundation is pleased to announce that we will provide a different, but still enjoyable Christmas parade, Holiday festival, and visits with Santa.” A tree lighting ceremony is planned to take place, as well. Things may be different this year, but it will still be just as magical!