Toyland Parade Presented by the North Park Lions Club

North Park Toyland Parade

Proudly presented by the North Park Lions club

The North Park Toyland Parade has been revitalized by the North Park Main Street Business Improvement District with the help of the North Park Lions Club and local business owners. The parade is held along University Avenue between Utah and Iowa Street, rain or shine. The event is free and appropriate for all ages.

Join one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods to unwrap some holiday joy as the community comes together to put on a magical display of festive cheer! Come bright and early to warmly welcome local schools, joyful marching bands, historic vintage cars, creative floats made by groups all within San Diego, and last but not least, Santa in a fire truck!

After the parade festivities, make sure to stop by the North Park Christmas Tree Lot at The Observatory North Park parking lot (29th St. at North Park Way) from 11am to 9pm.

North Park Main Street gratefully thanks North Park Lions Club for their generous sponsorship of the parade this year! Kick off the Toyland Parade with performances by Euphoria Brass Band & Finnegan Blue! Parking will be available at the North Park Parking Garage on 29th St. for $1 from 6AM – 6PM.

Information Booth located at The North Park Lions Club Headquarters – 3927 Utah St, San Diego, CA 92104

Grand Marshal

Troy Johnson of San Diego Magazine


Troy Johnson is an award-winning writer for San Diego Magazine and regular on Guy’s Grocery Games on Food Network. As a San Diego native, he’s been documenting the arts, music, food, and drink of the city’s neighborhoods since 1997. He’s represented San Diego across national TV shows like “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” “Iron Chef,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” and specials on PBS, NatGeo, and Travel Channel. They told him if he wanted to make it as a writer or TV host, he’d to leave San Diego. He said thanks but no thanks. He currently hosts the TV show “Campus Eats” on Big Ten Network and is finishing his book at his home in Ocean Beach.

Parade Princess

Courtney Cordero


Courtney Cordero runs the popular Instagram page @Coco_sandiego where she documents all fun and delicious things, San Diego and Baja. Courtney is a champion for San Diego local business, and her instagram is the go-to page for fantastic photos and important information about events and happenings around town.

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Toyland Parade Presented by the North Park Lions Club

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Nov 05, 2019

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