Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas Parade Update

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 12, 2009, 10AM to 12PM. That's the day the Pomona Christmas Parade returns to downtown. Its been over 40 years since the parade marched down Second Street, but now it's back. This year's parade promises to be full of fun and excitement with bands, floats, horses, drill teams, classic cars, low riders, service groups, businesses, and more. The theme this year is "The Colors of Christmas". Dignitaries from far and wide will be there (can't tell you who just yet). The Grand Marshal(s) are the kids from Village Academy High School who gained national attention when President Obama recognized them in a major speech and later visited with them during his tour of the Edison International Vehicle Electric Plant right here in Pomona.

You'll see floats from the Fairplex, Historical Society, Pomona's Art Colony, Pomona's Opera Company, a Gospel Choir, Cal Poly, the Vietnamese Community, local churches, Pomona's Cultural Arts Commission, just to name a few. Of course Santa Claus will be there, this year he's bringing Mrs Claus with him. There's still time to enter the parade with your group or business. Just log onto , download an application and send it in. The parade is truly a community event with room for anyone wishing to join in. The parade will travel west on Second Street from Wetern University, across Garey Ave. to Park Ave., then south across Mission Blvd. to Seventh Street, east on Seventh and ends at City Hall where the festivities will continue with Holiday at the Plaza from 12PM to 4PM.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home