La Jolla Town Council trustees gathered an “A list” of locals, from this year’s grand marshal Ellen Revelle to legendary surfer Mike Hynson. Revelle is a member of the Scripps family and widow of UC San Diego founder Roger Revelle.
This year’s parade chair, George Dewhurst, and his son, parade co-chair Pancho Dewhurst, complete a multi-generational history theme. Their father and grandfather, Walter A. Dewhurst, was La Jolla’s first parade chair. His photo was used for this year’s parade posters.
The parade will start at Girard Avenue and Kline Street, marching down Girard and finishing at Prospect Street and Draper Avenue. The parade will feature floats, La Jolla’s legends plus bands, horses, all types of cars and vehicles, along with “marshals, ‘Legends of La Jolla’ and local politicos,” said La Jolla Town Council President Darcy Ashley in a previous interview.
This year, LJTC is sponsoring a holiday decorating contest for merchants in the Village, Ashley said.
“The winner of the store decorating contest will be announced at the festival,” she said.
The Holiday Festival begins at 3 p.m. at La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. The festival will feature music, singing, hors d’ oeuvres and food from area restaurants, photos with Santa and family activities, according to the town council. Council members will light the tree during a special ceremony at 5 p.m.
For information, see the special parade guide in this week’s paper or www.ljparade.com.