There’s no better way to make some merry this holiday season than to head to San Diego’s East County for the 66th Annual Mother Goose Parade this Sunday, November 18 in El Cajon.
Since 1947, the Mother Goose Parade has delighted families with its whimsical floats, marching bands, drill units, clowns, equestrians (including miniature horses!), giant helium balloons, dancers, classic cars and of course, Mother Goose!
Two miles long, and with an estimate attendance of over 250,000 people, it’s the largest parade in San Diego County! Festivities begin at 10:00 AM with the parade route going from Magnolia and Main Streets in downtown El Cajon, ending at Madison.
In celebration of El Cajon’s big Centennial bash, this year’s Grand Marshal is the city’s Mayor Mark Lewis.
Afterward, kids can get their play on at Mother Goose Village (located at the Prescott Promenade; open until 3:00 PM), featuring a rock wall for climbing, bounce house and yummy food vendors!
Mother Goose Parade Information
Location: Begin at Magnolia and Main, head down Main St. to N. Second Street, turn North then end at Madison.
Date: November 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Parade starts at 10:00 AM
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Mother Goose Parade Trivia Time…
For decades, celebrities have joined in the fun of the Mother Goose Parade as Grand Marshals.
Which ONE of the following was NOT a Grand Marshal:
- Erik Estrada (“Chips”)
- Bugs Bunny
- John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazard” and “Smallville”)
- Mario Lopez (“Saved by the Bell” and “Extra” TV)
- Katharine McPhee (“Smash” and “American Idol”)
- George Takei (“Star Trek”)
- Mickey Mouse
Look for a follow-up post tomorrow with the answer
Happy holidays everyone!