Holiday Bowl Parade Float

Holiday Bowl Parade – Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel

Giant balloons are the star attraction in the Holiday Bowl Parade in San Diego on December 26th. This is the largest balloon parade in the country, and the balloons are joined by floats, bands, drill teams, and great entertainment as it makes its way along the San Diego waterfront.

You can watch for free from along the side streets or buy a grandstand seat for $22 (that’s the best way to be sure to see every performance). The parade will start at 3 pm, and it’s just one of the Holiday Bowl special events taking place in San Diego before the game.

The National Funding 5K Run/Walk kicks off just before the parade, at 2:45, and participants will get cheered on by the parade spectators–the roar of the crowd is a great motivator to get you moving! You’ll still have time to watch the parade after reaching the finish line.

There are a ton of nextday events to participate in like the Dexcom NYE Pregame Party, the TIG Tailgate Party, and of course the Holiday Bowl game itself.

Best Western Plus Island Palms is located near downtown San Diego so it’s easy to head to all the game-day festivities. After enjoying the events, head back to quiet Shelter Island and enjoy our amenities including pools and tennis courts. Click here to make your reservation.