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2013 Encinitas Holiday Parade Winners Announced

The competition was tight resulting in a few ties for 2nd and 3rd places.

Courtesy Team SHOEBACCA
Courtesy Team SHOEBACCA

The following is by the City of Encinitas Park and Recreation Department

The rain stopped, a rainbow appeared and it was time for the 2013 Encinitas Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 7th.  This year’s Parade theme was “Growing Holiday Cheer,” and as the day went on and weather cleared, you could feel the cheer growing, resulting in an awesome Parade.  Festivities kicked off with Santa himself making an appearance at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:00pm before the Parade started down Coast Highway 101 at 5:30pm.  The competition was tight resulting in a few ties for 2nd and 3rd places.  Great job to all of our entries for making such an effort to put on a show for our spectators!

The City of Encinitas, the Encinitas Holiday Parade Committee and the Parade’s panel of community volunteer judges congratulate our winners in the following judging categories.  Be sure to check out the Parade pictures on the Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/EncinitasParksandRec.  Happy holidays!  

Best Use of Theme
1st :  San Diego Botanic Garden
2nd :  YMCA Bear Nation
2nd :  Cub Scout Pack 775

3rd :  The Clotfelter Family

3rd:   Weidner’s Gardens


Best Use of Lights
1st :  Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
2nd :  YMCA Wildcat Nation

3rd :  San Diego Botanic Garden


Best Spirit
1st :  La Costa Canyon Cheer

2nd :  The Flores Family Band 
3rd :  Saint Bernard Club of San Diego

3rd :  San Diego Woody Club

Best Children's Group
1st :  North County School for the Arts
2nd:  YMCA Bear Nation

3rd:  Dance Connection


Best Performance
1st :  Mira Costa Community College

2nd    La Costa Canyon Cheer
3rd:  Horizon Christian Fellowship

Best Marching Band
1st :   San Dieguito Academy Marching Band
2nd :  Oak Crest Middle School Marching Band
3rd :  Diegueno Middle School Marching Band
Most Unusual
1st :  Hansen Surfboards

2nd : Shoebacca.com
3rd : San Dieguito Academy Japanese National Honor Society

 

Best Overall
1st :  Encinitas Country Day School

2nd : San Diego Botanic Garden

3rd :  San Dieguito Heritage Museum


What was your favorite part of the parade? Tell us in the comments section. 

Carolyn Cope December 17, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Wow I thought E101 with all of the produce really captured the growing fresh veggie theme...don't ya think?
Encinitas Parks and Rec December 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Fun Parade this year, thanks everyone for braving the weather and turning out to celebrate the holidays in Encinitas!

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