37th Annual OB Holiday Parade – Sat., Dec. 3rd – “The Year of the Pier”

by on November 29, 2016 · 2 comments

in Culture, Environment, History, Ocean Beach

ob-holiday-parade-2016-foto-ed2ob-holiday-parade-2016-foto-ed1The 37th Annual OB Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 5:05pm (OB time), and it will feature over 100 entries celebrating Ocean Beach’s unique vibe.

This year’s theme is “The Year of the Pier with Holiday Cheer – Celebrating 50 Years!”

The OB Town Council is one of the principle sponsors of the parade. Here is what they say on their website:

For over 30 years, our quaint little surfing village of Ocean Beach has hosted one of the best Holiday Parades in SoCal. On Saturday, December 3rd, Newport Avenue is lined with colorful OBceans and visitors all eagerly awaiting the big event to commence at 5:05pm.

For some, it’s the excitement of seeing the Point Loma Marching Band strut their way down the street or the gymnasts in their eye-catching costumes. For others, it’s watching the VW Beetle club and classic Woodies roll down Newport Ave. Some even prefer the motorcycles, bright-lit floats and countless bands that fill the beach with live music. So, in other words, whatever your pleasure, OB has it all. And…of course…the big man himself, Santa Claus, will be making his appearance.

After the festivities, the nightlife of OB takes off as the locals and visitors celebrate and spread even more Holiday Cheer in one of the many local bars and eateries. People of all ages are invited join us at this fun-filled event – costumes, cheering and laughter are not only welcomed, they are encouraged!

Come find out what the locals have known for over 35 years – Ocean Beach hosts the best holiday parade!

Many OB groups will have floats or vehicles in the parade.

One group wants you to join them. The Friends of the OB Library wish you to join them, and here’s how:

 Want to be in the parade with the Friends and the Librarians? Meet at 3:30 pm at the Annex (the building right next door to the Library). If you can’t join us until after 4 pm, come find us at the Staging Area A, on NEWPORT between Ebers and Sunset Cliffs. If you want to wear a costume, great — but costumes are not required. Also, no Santa Claus costumes — there can only be one Santa and he comes at the end of the parade. Some folks just cover themselves with Christmas lights. This is OB. We are flexible! So stick lights on your bike, skateboard, etc. and bring your kids, your significant other, and your buddies to walk in the parade supporting the OB Library.

We have room for one person who would love to be in the parade, but might have difficulty walking the 5 long blocks. We will have a cute little convertible with an extra seat. So give me a call if you want to ride the parade (cell 858-255-0053).


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claudia jack November 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Thanks OB RAG~~~ What a Great POSITIVE Community post>> Gotta Love the OB Holidays Events>> Claudia j


lisashook December 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm




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