La Jolla Christmas Parade spreads cheer

The 51st annual La Jolla Christmas Parade kicked off at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 with plenty of Christmas spirit. Those watching the parade had a chance to see classic cars, hand-crafted floats, dogs, horses and even a camel. The parade was followed by Holiday Festival 2008 and the Christmas tree lighting at the La Jolla Rec Center.

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of picture slideshow from the parade.

And the winners are…


  • Best overall: Stella Maris
  • Most Holiday Spirit: All Hallows
  • Most Original: Bird Rock Community Council
  • Most Community Spirit: Windansea Surf Club
  • Most Colorful: La Jolla Shores Association
  • Most Creative: Erling Rhode Plumbing
  • Judge’s Favorite: La Jolla Village News
  • Santa’s Favorite: Kiwanis of La Jolla

Storefront decorating:

  • Traditional
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Little Baby Bird Rock
  • Modern
  • MOS (My Own Space)
  • Galley 8
  • Outrageous
  • Sigi’s
  • Africa & Beyond
  • Beachy
  • Needlenook of La Jolla
  • Tommy Bahama
  • 1800s Motif
  • Bower’s Jewelers
  • Let’s Go