Presented by Kaiser Permanente

RAIN OR SHINE! Wednesday, December 27, 2023, 10AM PT

2023 Parade Volunteer signup

2023 Parade participant application

The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente! A long tradition of the Holiday Bowl, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams and a procession of enormous balloons – more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience. Street-side viewing of the parade is FREE!

2023 Parade Route

The parade festivities will begin with the annual Holiday Bowl 5K Run/Walk. Taking place along San Diego’s beautiful harbor front, all participants will receive a finisher medal at the conclusion of the event!

Don’t miss the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, Wednesday, December 27th at 10am, exclusively on the CBS 8+ App!

If you don’t already have CBS 8+, you can download it right now on your Roku, Amazon FireTV, or AppleTV device!

You can also watch it live on the CBS 8 YouTube channel!

Grandstand Seating is Back!

Reserve your grandstand seat today for the best seat on the route! Sitting in the grandstands gives you the best view of the entries; street-side viewing is free. Since the grandstand seats are next to the television broadcast area, parade entries are sure to perform for you as they march by. A limited number of grandstand seats are available for $30 each. Children under 3 do not need a ticket. Accessible seating is available.

Get Involved!