More than 50,000 spectators are expected to line downtown Santa Barbara on Friday evening, December 2, 2016 for the 64th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in Santa Barbara, to cheer a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, giant helium balloons, fabulous holiday floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and of course, the most anticipated appearance of the evening the annual arrival of Santa Claus, dispensing holiday cheer from atop his festive sleigh. The Holiday Prince & Fairy officially light up the night with the lighting of the large Christmas tree at State & Victoria Streets.
The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at State and Sola Streets and concludes at Cota Street. For more information, call 805.962.2098 ext. 23 or visit www.santabarbaradowntown.com/about/downtown-holiday-parade.