Christmas Parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd at the Fontana Christmas Parade in 2018.  This year's event will be held on Dec. 14.

The joyous excitement of the holidays will be on display during the Fontana Christmas Parade and Festival of Winter on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Temperatures in the 60s and partly sunny skies are in the weather forecast for the annual events, which take place in the downtown area.

The parade, which has a theme of "The Magic of Christmas," will begin at 10 a.m. on the corner of Sierra Avenue and Arrow Boulevard and will proceed south on Sierra to Merrill Avenue.

The event will feature several holiday-themed floats, marching bands, dancers, and other participants, including Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Members of the award-winning Randall Pepper Elementary School Robotics Team will be the grand marshals.

"We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the Christmas Parade this year," said Sonja Dawkins, the president of the Fontana Exchange Club, which coordinates the parade along with the City of Fontana.

"This year we are also happy to honor Chris and Marie Garcia, who have served as the Fontana Christmas Parade's Mr. and Mrs. Claus with beautiful presentations for the last six years. We are excited to see their 2019 creation themed 'Santa's Magical Christmas Sleigh and Santa's Helpers.'"

----- HERE is a preliminary list of parade entrants (not in order of appearance):

Fontana Police Department 1952 Ford

Exchange Club Banner, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

Grand Marshals, Randall Pepper Elementary School Robotics Team

Exchange Club President Sonja Dawkins

Mayor Acquanetta Warren

Young Homes Float

Eloise Gomez Reyes, Assemblymember

Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino County Supervisor

Laura Mancha, San Bernardino County Board of Education

Fontana Expanded Learning Program

Fontana Senior Center Classes

Fontana Senior Center Clubs

Fontana Senior Center, Senior Prom, Veterans Club and Board

Pomona Valley Corvette Association

Fontana Walks

CYSC Allstars

Jurupa Hills High School Marching Spartans

Fontana First Assembly of God

Inland Empire Square Dancers

Uplifting Arts Academy

Lewis Library and Technology Center Adventure Truck

Resurrection Academy

Fontana High School Athletics

Sequoia Middle School Marching Eagles

Truman Middle School Cheer

Fontana Elks Little League

Summit Skyhawks Marching Regiment

Door Christian Fellowship

Kaiser Catamount Pride Band and Color Guard

Norma J. Torres, Congresswoman

Christine Page, Giving Honor to Cancer Survivors

Fontana Chamber of Commerce

Cub Scout Pack 250

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life

Fontana Middle School Ballet Folklorico

FLIP

Fontana Kiwanis Club with Cub Scout Pack 625

Legendary Heroes Taekwondo

Fontana High School Ballet Folklorico

Route 66 Dance Studio

Fontana AYSO Region 136

Kiddie Academy of Fontana

Stater Bros. Market

Califas Classic Car Club

Fontana A.B. Miller Marching Rebels

Fontana Titans Football and Cheer

Cub Scout Pack 588

Kaiser HIgh School Army ROTC

Truman Middle School Timberwolf Band

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ballet Folklorico Tierra de mi Padre

Inland Empire Bruins

Fontana Pop Warner

Rancho Los Marquez

Tonia Lewis, Fontana City Clerk

Janet Koehler Brooks, Fontana City Treasurer

Fontana Art Association

Miss Fontana and Court

City of Fontana Tiny Tots

West Valley Water District

Fontana Woman's Club

Buffalo Soldier Mounted Cavalry

Empowering Success Now

San Bernardino County Fire Station 71

Les Schwab Tire Center

Jesse Sandoval, City Councilmember and Mary Sandoval, FUSD Board Member

U.S. Census Bureau

Fontana High School ASB

Girl Scouts

Santa Claus

----- FOLLOWING the Christmas Parade, the City of Fontana will be hosting the Festival of Winter at Miller Park, 17004 Arrow Boulevard, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This free community event will feature rides and attractions, live entertainment on two stages, photo opportunities with Santa, and a variety of vendors and activity booths.

Attendees will be able to sled down more than 40 tons of fresh snow or watch their little ones play in a Tot Lot and experience snow for the first time.

For more information, call the Fontana Community Services Department at (909) 349-6900.

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