San Jose Holiday Parade is looking for Balloon Handlers on Dec 5

Friday, Oct 22, 2010  |  Updated 5:23 PM PDT
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San Jose Holiday Parade Volunteers needed!
The International Award-Winning San Jose Holiday Parade, considered one of the “Top 25 Parades in America” by the International Festival and Events Association, is ready to step-off the holiday season in Northern California! The San Jose Holiday Parade, the largest parade of its kind in Northern California, and one of the largest in the state, is ready to usher in the holidays with its giant helium balloons, over two dozen marching bands, creative floats, dozens of specialty units, clowns and Santa Claus.
This year’s parade is preparing to entertain millions of people on Sunday, December 5, 2010, beginning at 8:30 a.m., televised live on NBC Bay Area at 9:00 a.m. and streamed worldwide on
The 29th Annual San Jose Holiday Parade will showcase approximately 90 entries with 5,000 marchers, including giant soaring helium balloons, top marching bands, colorful floats, drill teams, equestrians, clowns and special guest celebrities!
The parade will step off on Santa Clara Street and Delmas Avenue, near HP Pavilion, at 8:30 a.m. proceeding east on Santa Clara Street. It will turn right on Market Street, marching south past Plaza De Cesar Chavez and ending at San Carlos Street. Join us to celebrate Toys, Treasures and Traditions at the San Jose Holiday Parade on December 5, 2010!
Name of Event: San Jose Holiday Parade
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Volunteers will report between 6 and 8 a.m. and be released from 11 a.m. to Noon.
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010
Location: Downtown San José
Event Max # of Volunteers: 1,500
Contact Phone: 408.794.6209
Age Restrictions: Must be age 14+
Type of Work: Balloon Handlers, Character Escorts, Unit Liaisons, Parade Route Marshalls, De-Staging, Merchandise
Attire: Black Pants and warm clothes. We will provide a volunteer t-shirt that must be worn on the outer most layer.
Items to bring: Gloves to keep warm and for balloon handlers, a smile!
Meals Provided: No
Beverages Provided: No

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