Click here to watch the 68th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade on YouTube!

The Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade is always on the 2nd Saturday in December. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019.


The parade starts at Escondido High School and proceeds south on Broadway down to Grape Day Park. Click here for a Google map of the Parade route.

The Judges are located in front of Broadway Baptist Church (1135 N Broadway). While entries will be performing their best at this location, you will not be able to hear any announcing due to TV filming.

Announcing Stages are located at Mission & Broadway and Washington & Broadway.

Please be aware that Broadway and many of the streets surrounding the parade route area will be closed at 8:00 a.m. SHARP. Please use alternate routes whenever available and allow extra travel time.


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Christmas Parade Awards Ceremony

Our Awards Ceremony will take place at approximately 12:30pm at the Grape Day Park Train Depot. Thank you to the Multicultural Association for letting us use their stage and PA system! 

Reminder for participants: If you competed for an award, you are required to send at least one representative from your group to the Awards Ceremony. If you do not show, you risk participation in the next year’s parade.

Multicultural Association Holiday Festival

11am-7:00pm, Grape Day Park

Immediately following the Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade awards ceremony, enjoy performances by Mariachi bands, Mexican folklore groups, Flamenco dancers, hip-hop singers, belly dancers, Hawaiians dancers, music bands, piñatas and more! This is a free family-friendly event.