We were thrilled to wave, smile and laugh our way through the parade route. Afterward we hung out for a while and thoroughly enjoyed the ensuing procession of vintage cars, marching bands, dance groups and of course the big guy himself— Santa Claus. No offense to Kris Kringle, but we thought Todd Gloria looked best in red rollin’ down University in that ’63 Ford Falcon. Keep it up, Council President!
It really was a blast… and the proof is in this slideshow below. Betsy got some great shots, so be sure to check it out in full screen.
Following the end of the parade, we wove our way through University Heights, Hillcrest and downtown to our destination in Little Italy so we could join in on the festivities of the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Village from 4 to 8pm. Our streetcar, still wrapped up as a gift from San Diego’s past to San Diego’s future, served as the site for a scavenger hunt as children and adults searched for hidden candy canes on board the streetcar. A big thanks to Chris at the Little Italy Association for hosting us! You can also see photos from this event in the slideshow below.
Tired but happy, we ended our day and let the streetcar catch some zzz’s. Thanks to all who boarded the Class 1, reminded us that history matters, and helped us get in the holiday spirit.