Goleta Holiday Parade Highlights

Thank You Greater Goleta Santa Barbara Lions Club!

Congratulations to the Greater Goleta Santa Barbara Lions Club for putting on the best Goleta Old Town Holiday Parade ever! It took more than 70 volunteers and a total of more than 1,000 volunteer hours to pull off this well-attended and festive event that took place the night of December 2. Approximately 5,000 people bundled up and lined Hollister Avenue on this beautiful evening and were entertained by 70 parade entries and 1,400 participants. Some of the highlights included a 25 foot tall reindeer and an appearance by Santa. The City of Goleta was pleased to participate once again this year. Check out this video clip showing the Mayor, Councilmembers, the Goleta Valley Library Bookvan and www.GoodLandGoodShopping.com banner cruising the parade route.

To see the parade in its entirety, go to TVSB’s Facebook page. Also, stay tuned for an edited version of the parade coming soon from TVSB. 

Thank you to Goleta resident, Mark McClenathen, who organized the vintage cars for the Mayor, Council and Supervisor Hartmann. We appreciated our awesome drivers for donating both their time and their classic vehicles. Drivers included Wally Schelvis, Kay Lee Ahnemann, David Guzik and Lisa Johnson.

Another highlight this year was the City’s Window Decorating contest for businesses located along the parade route. Thanks to Fuel Depot for providing a $100 gas card to the winner. We were thrilled to see Old Town Goleta shine bright with the holiday spirit. Goleta Bakery took home the top prize with Paperback Alley and GoodLand BBQ receiving Honorable Mentions. We also want to give a special round of applause to the amazing work that community members David Nelson and Erica Smith did in beautifying the SB Electronics store front. Thank you to everyone who participated!

For photos of the parade and decorated windows, go to https://photos.app.goo.gl/5DSZMPeKb8q7beBJ7.

Happy holidays!

Goleta City Council and Staff

Window Decorating Contest Participants