Marysville Christmas Parade
& City Holiday Decorations
The Marysville Police Department (MPD) was the primary event coordinator for this year's 68th Annual Marysville Christmas Parade held on December 1, 2018 in downtown Marysville. There were 78 floats in the parade with an estimated crowd of more than 7,000 attendees.
There was also strong support and participation from the Marysville Fire (MFD) and Community Development & Services Departments. MFD assisted with lining up the parade entries assuring the numbers were in order. Engine 236, a 1982 old CAL FIRE engine, transported Santa Clause through the parade. The children were ecstatic to see Santa and everyone had a great time. MFD employees walked with Santa and handed out candy canes.
The Community Development & Services Department would like to publicly thank the hard working Parks & Facilities Division for installing the holiday decorations throughout the city in time for the parade and especially for assisting the Police Department with traffic control before and during the Holiday Parade allowing for a safe and joyful event.
ALL AND ALL, THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS PARADE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND, ESPECIALLY A WELCOME REPRIEVE AND CELEBRATION FROM THE DEVASTATING CAMPFIRE. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO PARADISE AND ITS VICTIMS - MANY OF WHOM PARTICIPATED AND/OR ATTENDED THE PARADE.
Winners of this 2018 Parade entries were:
st Place – Impalas Car Club
nd Place – Linda Fireman’s Association
FLOAT – Most Creative Lighting
st Place – The Save Mart Companies
nd Place – Paragon Collegiate Academy
FLOAT – Best Decorated
st Place – AutoGear Performance
nd Place – Original Yuba/Sutter Toy Run
FLOAT – Most Original
st Place – Miss Shayla
nd Place – Driven Youth at Lighthouse Christian Center
BAND – High School
st Place – Marysville Charter Academy (MCAA)
nd Place – Yuba City High School Brown & Gold Brigade
rd Place– Wheatland Pirate Band
th Place– River Valley High School Marching Band
BAND – Intermediate School
st Place – McKenney Intermediate & Marysville High School Band
nd Place– Bear River Falcon Marching Band
rd Place – Andros Karperos School Band