Celebrate the Return of the Starlight Parade & Festival
Grab your holiday attire, light accessories, and hold on to your reindeer horns because the Starlight Parade is back! Third Avenue, between H and E Streets, will come alive with the Starlight Festival kicking-off the festivities on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00p.m., leading into the tree lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. and then the grand finale, the Starlight Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. The Parade will feature over 100 entrants ranging from festive floats and marching bands to dance teams and classic cars. Be sure to stay until the end to get a peek at Santa in a Chula Vista Fire Engine!
Before the parade, attendees can enjoy festivities such as the Holiday Market, rides on the Chula Vista Express and free family photos with Santa beginning at 3:00 p.m., all while enjoying live music from the stage at Memorial Park. The Holiday Market, curated by the Downtown Chula Vista Market, is the perfect place to shop from local artisanal vendors for holiday gifts and treats. And returning for its second year is the 25-foot-tall Christmas tree which will be lit during an official ceremony at 5:45 p.m.! It’s a holiday celebration for the books – you won’t want to miss it