Starlight Parade Festival, is coming!

The City of Chula Vista and Downtown Chula Vista Welcome the Return of the Starlight Parade & Festival on Sunday, December 3 rd !

Grab your holiday attire, light accessories, and hold on to your reindeer horns because the Starlight Parade is back! Third Avenue, between H and E Streets, will come alive with the Starlight Festival kicking-off the festivities at 3:00pm, leading into the tree lighting ceremony at 5:45pm and then the grand finale, the Starlight Parade will begin at 6:00pm. The Parade will feature over 100 entrants ranging from festive floats and marching bands to dance teams and classic cars. Be sure to stay until the end to get a peek at Santa in a Chula Vista Fire Engine!

“The City of Chula Vista is proud to announce the magical return of the Starlight Parade and Festival,”
said Mayor John McCann. “After a three-year hiatus, we are preparing to bring the parade and festival
that will be bigger and brighter than ever before. Parade applications will soon be available
at for those looking to be part of this festive celebration.”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with the City of Chula Vista to welcome back the Starlight
Parade,” said Dominic Li Mandri, District Manager of the Downtown Chula Vista Association. “The
Parade serves as an incredible way to bring the community together and celebrate the holiday season.
After halting operations during the pandemic, we’re ready to bring back more of the fun, festive events
that Downtown Chula Vista is known for. I can’t wait to see everyone rejoin the festivities and enjoy the
magic of the holidays!”

Before the parade, attendees can enjoy festivities such as the Holiday Market, rides on the Chula Vista
Express and free family photos with Santa beginning at 3:00pm, all while enjoying live music from the
stage at Memorial Park. The Holiday Market, curated by the Downtown Chula Vista Market, is the
perfect place to shop from local artisanal vendors for holiday gifts and treats. And returning for its
second year is the 25-foot-tall Christmas tree which will be lit during an official ceremony at 5:45pm! It’s
a holiday celebration for the books – you won’t want to miss it!

Without community support, the Starlight Parade & Festival would not be possible. Help bring the
Starlight Parade to life by sponsoring the long-standing tradition in the coming months. Looking to
participate in the parade? Keep an eye out for the parade application to debut your own magical float!
Both sponsorship and parade applications will be posted on the website Be a part of the celebration in a
big way and support the return of this festive community event.
Keep up to date on all the exciting festivities to come at the Starlight Parade & Festival by visiting here

About the City of Chula Vista
The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and
environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with
a population of 277,220. Chula Vista boasts more than 52 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons,
rolling hills, mountains, quality parks, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and
renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in
the country. For more information, visit:

About Downtown Chula Vista Association
A 501(c)(3) corporation for the public’s benefit, the Downtown Chula Vista Association advocates on
behalf of its members’ best interests in the areas of public safety, beautification, promotion, and
economic development, while preserving the unique cultural resources and community that exist in the
heart of Chula Vista. The Downtown Chula Vista Association is run by a Board of Directors encompassing
9 individuals representing various business and property owners. Serving as the longest running
Business Improvement District in Chula Vista, the Downtown Chula Vista Association is currently
pivoting their focus in preparation for the coming years of growth, while continuing to celebrate the rich
history of this tight-knit community. More information can be found by visiting or by calling (619) 422-1982.