66th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc.

More than 65,000 spectators will line State Street in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade, the 66th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc! Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature Downtown Santa Barbara event 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.

When: Friday, December 7th, 6:30 pm

Where: State Street, from Sola to Cota

This year, we are celebrating the fact that Santa Barbara Shines! We were inspired by anything uniquely Santa Barbara or Goleta, bright lights, shimmering colors, glitter, gold, and silver hues! 

 

*CLICK HERE FOR PARADE PARTICIPANT LIST*

 

This website will be updated throughout the entirety of parade season, so keep checking back for additional updates!

For more information, please contact Downtown Santa Barbara staff: (805) 962-2098.

 

Grand Marshal(s)

We are thrilled to announce six heroic rescue dogs of Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) will serve as our 2018 Holiday Parade Grand Marshal(s)! Lemos Feed & Pet Supply is sponsoring the Parade Grand Marshal(s), paying tribute to the Santa Barbara Search and Rescue team and their hardworking dogs.

These amazing K9 teams include:

  • Reilly, with partner Anne Marie Cullen

  • Rica, with partner Sheila Malavasi

  • MacGyver, with partner Rick Stein

  • Mojo, with partner Tracee Walker

  • Chaos, with partner Juanita Smith

  • Keegan, with partner Shirley Smith

Volunteers

Thank you to all of our amazingly dedicated and jolly volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering for the 66th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc?

Please direct all questions to:

April Lee

Marketing & Events Coordinator

April@DowntownSB.org

Prince & Fairy

Congratulations to the 2018     Holiday Prince & Fairy winners!

Thirty judges selected from nearly 100 entries best capturing the parade theme, Santa Barbara Shines. Congratulations to Bianca (8) and Kai (10) Paterson, who will lead the parade and light up the community Christmas tree on their way down the parade route.

Thanks to our Prince & Fairy Sponsor Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants.

New this year, Nordstrom will dress the Prince & Fairy in holiday attire - theirs to keep!

Bianca and Kai will lead the Holiday Parade in a white 1969 Mustang driven by Mark McClenathen.

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

 

 

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Thank you to our Food & Beverage Donors!

     

 

 

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And a special thank you to Bragg Crane Service

 

64th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade: Holiday Under the Sea

Photo Credit: Fritz Olenberger

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