Annual holiday parade lights up Ocean Beach


The surf town of Ocean Beach is known for eco-friendly hippies, acai bowls, good vibes and a real sense of community within San Diego. Another famous quality of the town is the annual OB holiday parade, which will be returning for it’s 36th year on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5:05 p.m.

The festival, hosted by The Ocean Beach Town Council, will be taking over Newport Ave. for a lit-up evening of eccentricities that celebrates both the holidays and the city of Ocean Beach. This year’s theme is “Joy to the Sea, 36th Years Celebrating OB.”

Watch the SD Roller Derby Dolls skate down the streets, enjoy the motorcycle showcase or witness the incredible VW Beetle club and original Woodies cruise in style. There will be heavily-decorated, vibrant floats for all to enjoy and plenty of live music for your ears to rejoice in.

Post-festival, the fun keeps on rolling at various restaurants and bars all around OB. The night of festivities is free to attend for all ages.

Attendees are encouraged to don their best holiday getups, ugly Christmas sweaters included. Oh, and keep an eye out for Santa, who will be taking time out of his busy winter schedule to attend the Ocean Beach event.

For more information, visit

Newport Ave., Ocean Beach.

Source: DiscoverSD