It’s a Comic Book Christmas, Celebrating 75 Years of Marvel Comics
Over 75 parade entries and 15,000 spectators are expected to participate in the Vista Christmas Parade on Saturday December 6, 2014 in downtown Vista. The theme for the parade this year is “A Comic Book Christmas: Celebrating 75 Years of Marvel Comics.” A group of cos-play Superheroes will serve as the Grand Marshall by committee. Also back this year, by popular demand, will be the Star Wars characters from last year’s parade.
“The parade is going to be a great community event,” said Ashley Bedard, Owner/Broker of RE/MAX Regal and Chair of the Vista Chamber of Commerce. “We want to encourage those in the parade and attending the parade to get into the theme and have some comic book fun this year.”
The parade has a new route this year due to ongoing construction on S. Santa Fe Ave. This year the parade will begin on W. Broadway, behind Famous Dave’s. The route will continue down W. Broadway, parallel to the WAVE Waterpark and then will turn onto Main Street in front of the Krikorian Metroplex. The parade will conclude in the Historic Downtown at Main Street and Citrus.
In addition to the parade, there will be carnival rides and arts & crafts vendors on the corner of Main Street and S. Santa Fe Ave. After the parade, the community is welcome to come over to the Krikorian Metroplex quad to take pictures with the Superheroes, the Star Wars characters, and Santa. Other activities at the Krikorian include a DJ, bounce houses, and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps spraying their Snowfoam.
The parade begins at 1:00pm. Participants in the parade will vie for awards for Best Use of Theme, Best Christmas Spirit, and Best Overall Entry. For more information, please visit www.VistaWinterfest.com.
About the Vista Chamber of Commerce
The Vista Chamber of Commerce facilitates activities, strategic partnerships, and promotional and educational opportunities to benefit member businesses and to remove barriers to successful business enterprises. For information on the Chamber of Commerce, its services or its members, see www.vistachamber.org or call (760) 726-1122.