Dec 12, 2022

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade Presented By Kaiser Permanente®


Set for December 28 at 10:00 a.m.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (December 12, 2022) –America’s Largest Balloon Parade – the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente® will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 10:00 a.m. on Harbor Drive in front of the Convention Center.

The new parade route will start at the South side of the convention center and will end at Pacific Highway. The route was changed due to a cruise ship will be in port that day.

More than 100,000 street-side spectators are expected for this year’s event, along with a live streamed audience from CBS 8+ and .

The entire Holiday Bowl Parade will be streamed live on CBS8+. Just download the free CBS 8+ app to your Roku or Amazon Fire. For more details on how to watch go to The parade will be hosted by CBS 8’s Evan Noorani and radio personality, Tati from Star 94.1.

The Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente® is sponsored by the Port of San Diego and designed to bring the dynamic waterfront alive with events that engage the community and inspire visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay.

This year’s Honorary Chairmen are Dave Rickards and Cookie “Chainsaw” Randolph from the popular KGB radio station who retired earlier this year. The event will showcase gigantic balloons, specialty units, marching bands and floats. Parade viewing along the street is free.  If you cannot make it downtown to watch the parade in person, stream it live on CBS8+ or

Parking will be very limited on parade day and the Port of San Diego strongly encourages the use of public transportation. The San Diego Trolley has convenient stations with service to the Harbor Drive and Embarcadero areas with free and paid parking lots. These are located at the Fashion Valley, Old Town and One America Plaza stations. For schedules and routes, please visit

Before the parade’s start, the annual National Funding 5K walk/run will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Park Blvd. & Harbor Drive. Approximately 1,000 participants will proceed north on Harbor Drive, past the convention center and circle back to Ruocco Park near the G Street along the Embarcadero.

The parade is part of the festivities surrounding the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. This year’s 43rd annual game will be played at Petco Park on Wednesday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m. and will be televised nationally on FOX. Each year the SDCCU Holiday Bowl matches top teams from the Pac-12 and ACC.

Game ticket prices can be purchased at For groups of 10+ and to learn about suites, hospitality, and opportunities to sit on the field, please visit Information on Bowl Week events, including the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente and the Snapdragon Bowl Bash can also be found at

Recognizing that San Diego is a premier tourist destination, the mission of the non-profit 501(c)(3) San Diego Bowl Game Association is to generate tourism, visibility and economic impact for the San Diego region by producing the Holiday Bowl and other outstanding events and experiences for visitors and local fans of all ages. Since 1978, the association has generated $977 million in economic benefit for the region.

For information and tickets visit or call 619-283-5808.

About the Port of San Diego:

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public service and amenities. The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, call focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis. To learn more about the Port’s Tidelands Activation Program, an annual grant program through which the Port supports community events of all sizes, click here.

About Kaiser Permanente San Diego

Combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on prevention, Kaiser Permanente San Diego puts you and your health at the heart of everything they do to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and thrive.