From the NCT:
The 50th annual Encinitas Holiday Parade will hit the streets of downtown late this afternoon. The event will kick off with a tree lighting ceremony featuring Santa Claus at 5 p.m. in the Lumberyard Center, 937 S. Coast Highway. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the theme "Since 1957, a Classic Holiday Tradition," celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Encinitas Parade. Floats, marching bands, children's groups, specialty cars and patriotic organizations will travel along South Coast Highway 101, beginning at the corner of D Street and finishing at J Street.