Thousands of people Friday night lined Orange Avenue between Eighth Street and R.H. Dana for the 37th annual Coronado Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. Children and parents waved and cheered marching units that included Marines, Coronado High School band, a car club, Boy and Girl Scouts, dancing groups, lifeguards and several floats. Following Santa’s arrival on a firetruck, thousands made their way to Rotary Park for his and Mayor Casey Tanaka’s lighting of the nearly 100-year-old tree. The Coronado Community Band performed after the tree lighting ceremony. The Chamber of Commerce also hosted a holiday Open House celebration.
Please see Santa Hits the Ferry Landing, While Kids Slip and Slide in the Snow, for the early photos and videos of Santa’s arrival Friday afternoon and other events at the Ferry Landing.