The International Award-Winning SAN JOSE HOLIDAY PARADE, considered one of the "TOP 25 PARADES IN AMERICA” by the International Festivals 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 7, 2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m., televised live on NBC11 at 9:00 a.m. and streamed worldwide on NBC11.com
The 27th 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 the 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 the San Jose Holiday Parade in 2008!