Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade

61st Annual Los Gatos Children’s Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Los Gatos Children's Parade will be held on December 2, 2017 on North Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos . Our participation in this parade allows the town to learn about the LGBRC and support our Cat's Hill Criterium. DETAILED INFORMATION below.

Decorate your bike and your helmet!
Voting for best bike and helmet decoration will take place at 10:30am.

Decorate your helmet for the parade.

To get the feel of the event, CLICK HERE to see photos from a previous
Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade
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58th Annual Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade

Decorate your bike and helmet for the parade.


Parade Details

61th Annual Children’s Christmas/Holiday Parade
(LGBRC Members and their Families are welcome)

The LGBRC will participate in the Los Gatos 61st Annual Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade on December 2, 2017. This parade is longest-running children’s parade in the US. Our participation in it reminds the Town of Los Gatos that they are the home of a USA Cycling’s Club of the Year and the Mike’s Bikes Cat’s Hill Classic on Saturday April 28, 2018.

Assemble: We will meet in our designated space #67. It is on Tait between Bachman and Almendra. Click for map. Although the parade begins “promptly” at 11:00 AM and we theoretically have to be in our place by 9:00 AM to hold our place, plan to arrive about 10:30 am in the parade staging area with bicycles and selves decorated in holiday fashion, wearing the current 2017 LGBRC clothing! We will be awarding 2018 jerseys for the best holiday decorated bike and helmet; voting will take place by 10:30. When our turn to walk in the parade arrives we will walk and/or ride up the street behind our LGBRC banner. The parade ends on Main Street near the Toll Gate apartments.

Rain: Although heavy or constant rain cancels the parade, threat of rain or intermittent showers does not cancel the parade.

After we finish marching/riding in the parade, LGBRC holiday parade participants (only) are welcome to enjoy free pizza party at JJ MAGOO'S PIZZA (same place as the last few years) located at 15525 LOS GATOS BLVD, Los Gatos, 408-358-2000. Look for Fed-Ex (Kinko's) and McDonald's on the west side of Los Gatos Blvd: JJ Magoo's is located right behind. Note that this event is for LGBRC members and their immediate families. Please no neighbors, no random FaceBook friends, no lost relatives, etc.

Please RSVP so that we will know how many folks to plan on. The first members to arrive at JJ Magoo's Pizza can order large-size pizzas to get things going.

Parking: The streets immediately surrounding the staging area (Bachman, Wilder, Tait, Almendra) will be closed, but you may park near the top of the Cat's Hill course, on Nicholson, Belmont, or Ellenwood. You may access those streets through Massol. Another option is to park nearer the final destination.
JJ MAGOO'S PIZZA - see location below. (Watch for 'no parking' signs in merchants' lots, however.) Residential streets that intersect Los Gatos Blvd. near Main Street are good possibilities since you will have your bike for transportation to the staging area. After the parade, you may then ride your bike back to your car and then drive to JJ MAGOO'S. Call Kim and Rich Hill at 408-623-8556 prior to parade day if you have additional questions.