NAF Parade

Participants walk along the parade route to excite and entertain guests.

EL CENTRO — The Naval Air Facility sent out a press release notifying our community it will have El Centro’s 22nd annual Holiday Light Parade, scheduled for December 6, beginning at 7 p.m.

In keeping with its long-time tradition of community outreach and partnering, NAF El Centro is opening its gates and inviting the public to come and see a small-town lighted night parade.

The parade features floats from groups on and off the facility. In year’s past, marching bands, classic cars, Star Wars characters, horses, fire trucks, and military equipment have been featured in the procession.

Free cookies will be offered to all. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Parking is limited and guests should plan to arrive between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to stake out a section along the parade route. Guests may bring portable chairs on base to make viewing easier.

Last year nearly 1,200 residents enjoyed a fun evening as the kick-off to a wonderful holiday season.

There is still time to join the parade as a participant. Interested groups may contact Janie at 760-339-2475 or Candyce at 760-339-2482 for more information.

Media are invited to cover the event. Please have your press credentials on hand. To RSVP for the event, contact the Public Affairs Officer, Kristopher Haugh at 760-339-2673, 760-497-3523, NAFECPAO@gmail.com or Kristopher.haugh@navy.mil as soon as possible.

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