The 68th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade “Wild About Christmas” will take place on Saturday December 8th, 2018 and will start promptly at 9:30am. The parade will go South on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park.
THE PARADE ROUTE
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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IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE
Christmas Parade Awards Ceremony
Approximately 20 minutes after parade conclusion 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-7:30pm, 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!
Christmas On Maple
10am-3pm on Maple Plaza and South Maple
Highlights include: Visit with Santa and Teddy Bears for children (while supplies last) Courtesy of Health Net, Crafts for children courtesy of Home Depot, Gingerbread cookies courtesy of Delight of France. Letters to Santa, decorating Christmas cookies, Gourmet Food Trucks and performances by the Children’s Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra. This FREE family-friendly event has something for everyone including a unique Holiday Boutique with over 50 vendors for last minute Christmas shopping. For more information visit our website www.christmasonmaple.com