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Starlight Festival

Dust off your sparkliest holiday gear, jazz up those light accessories, and get ready to rock your reindeer horns because guess what? It’s time to roll out the red carpet for the most awaited, fantastically festive event of the season – the Starlight Parade is making its long-awaited comeback! After a three-year hiatus that felt like a century, this legendary family-friendly holiday parade is back in action, and trust us, it’s more spectacular than ever before!

Picture this: Third Avenue, between H and E Streets, is about to turn into a mesmerizing wonderland. Get ready to dive into the magic with the Starlight Festival, which will be launching the festivities in all their glory at 3:00pm. But hold on tight, because things are about to get even more enchanting. At 5:45pm, brace yourself for the tree lighting extravaganza – it’s not just a tree, it’s a 25-foot-tall beacon of holiday spirit! And the grand finale? Oh, it’s a showstopper! The Starlight Parade will kick off at 6:00pm, featuring over 100 dazzling entries, from whimsical floats and toe-tapping marching bands to dance squads that are ready to groove and classic cars that are ready to cruise.

But wait, there’s more! Keep your excitement meter in check because Santa himself is making a grand entrance in a Chula Vista Fire Engine. Talk about a Santa sighting that’s straight out of a holiday blockbuster! And that’s not all – before the parade steals the spotlight, you’ve got to explore the wonderland of fun waiting for you. Starting at 3:00pm, the Holiday Market will be in full swing, packed with unique treasures from local artisans that are perfect for your holiday gift list. Need a break from shopping? Hop onto the Chula Vista Express for a ride that’ll tickle your festive senses. Plus, strike a pose with Santa for a family photo that’s destined for the mantlepiece.

So mark your calendars, rally your crew, and get ready to soak in the splendor of the Starlight Parade & Festival – an event that’s all about making memories, spreading joy, and celebrating the season in the most unforgettable way possible!