"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" during the 40th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4. More than 60,000 people come to view the award winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus! New this year, spectators can purchase a bleacher seat in the television zone and receive a Santa hat to wear during the parade. Ticket holders will also receive a download of the Christmas Parade to view at home.
Just Announced! Our Grand Marshal is celebrity Rachel Grant!
Best known for her role as a Bond girl in “007 Die Another Day,” Rachel Grant is now an actress-turned-social-advocate. The former International Beauty Queen and Miss Hawaiian Tropic has logged expeditions to six continents and 70 countries. Rachel was so moved by the poverty and suffering she witnessed in various regions that she dedicated herself to helping disadvantaged communities and is currently building a school in Bani, Philippines to serve 150 children who were typhoon victims. Grant’s efforts and philanthropy have been acclaimed by world leaders: in 2012 she was personally invited by Hillary Clinton to Washington DC to attend a private function with the President of the Philippines in recognition of her charity work and achievements.