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Annual Christmas Light Parade returns Dec. 3 

Paso Robles Christmas Parade

2016 parade theme is ‘The Music and Magic of Christmas’

–The Paso Robles Main Street Association is hosting the town’s 55rd Holiday Light Parade this Saturday, Dec. 3. In preparation, the Paso Robles Police Department advises that public about the impacts of the parade.

“Streets in the downtown area will be closed from 4 p.m. to the end of the parade,” the advisory says. “Please observe and obey ‘No Parking’ signs. Cars on the parade route will be towed.”

Streets closed for the Christmas parade

  • Spring between 6th and 15th
  • 9th through 13th between Spring and Pine
  • 14th between Spring and Park
  • Park between 8th and 14th
  • Pine between 10th & 12th

The traditional light parade marks the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Paso Robles. Santa will be in residence at the Holiday House in the downtown city park until Christmas Eve. The hours are posted on the Holiday House and on

The main street association invites everyone to come and “enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit with an illuminated parade featuring an array of light spectacles from local businesses. A variety of awards will be given for best in show. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch downtown light up with holiday spirit!”

The parade, which starts at 7 p.m., travels north on Spring Street from 10th Street to 14th Street, east to Park Street, then around the downtown city park on Pine Street to 11th.

Christmas Parade Route

Paso Robles Christmas Parade Route. It starts at Spring and 10th Streets.

The Holiday Light Parade is a downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association event. For more information, contact the Main Street office at (805) 238-4103.

The parade offers cash prizes ($100, $50, $25) as well as ribbons to winning entries. Applications are available at the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street office, 835 12th Street, #D in alley, and the Main Street web site at or by calling (805) 238-4103.

downtown christmas parade

Paso Robles Bearcat Marching Band playing at the annual Paso Robles Christmas Parade.



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