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Holiday Parade brings out-of-this-world cheer to SLO

San Luis Obispo celebrated the season with its 47th Holiday Parade through the streets of downtown Friday evening.

The event featured more than 90 entries, including floats, marching bands, vehicles, dancers and more.

It’s the biggest holiday parade on the Central Coast and this year was themed “Out of this World!”

The SLO City Council rides on the trolley at the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 1, 2023. David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
The SLO City Council rides on the trolley at the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 1, 2023. David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Mission Country Disposal appeared to be working with the Grinch and getting away with presents at the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 1, 2023. David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Mission Country Disposal appeared to be working with the Grinch and getting away with presents at the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 1, 2023. David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Mercedes Lopez with the Sunset Honda entry at the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 1, 2023. The parade theme was “Out of the World!” David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Mercedes Lopez with the Sunset Honda entry at the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 1, 2023. The parade theme was “Out of the World!” David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Morgan Moulis with SLO Rugby dressed up as Santa for San Luis Obispo’s 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 1, 2023. David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Morgan Moulis with SLO Rugby dressed up as Santa for San Luis Obispo’s 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 1, 2023. David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Shadows of the San Luis Obispo High School marching band fall on a wall as the students warmed up next to the Mission. San Luis Obispo held its 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 1, 2023, with the theme “Out of This World!” David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Shadows of the San Luis Obispo High School marching band fall on a wall as the students warmed up next to the Mission. San Luis Obispo held its 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 1, 2023, with the theme “Out of This World!” David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
SLOPD started the parade off with help from Paso Robles and Santa Maria motorcycle units. San Luis Obispo held the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 1, 2023, with the theme “Out of This World!” David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
SLOPD started the parade off with help from Paso Robles and Santa Maria motorcycle units. San Luis Obispo held the 47th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 1, 2023, with the theme “Out of This World!” David Middlecamp/dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com