Parade executives considered the 2013 theme of “Growing Holiday Cheer” and named Evelyn Weidner, of Weidners’ Gardens, as Grand Marshal. Weidner has been planted in Encinitas for more than four decades and will lead the approximately 100 entries, the thousands of participants on floats and in bands while crowds cheer them on as the 2013 Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101.
The 5:30 p.m. parade is preceded by a 5 p.m. tree-lighting ceremony at the Lumberyard (near Starbucks). Free parking shuttles will run from 4 to 8:30 p.m. from Scripps Hospital Encinitas on Santa Fe Drive and from the Magdalena Ecke YMCA parking lot at 200 Saxony Road.
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