Chino Valley Fire Board rides in a horse-drawn trolley

The Chino Valley Fire Board rides in a horse-drawn trolley during the 2018 Chino Youth Christmas Parade. This year’s parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Riverside Drive and then travels south on Central Avenue to the city hall lawn.

The colors and sounds of the holidays will fill the area near Chino City Hall next weekend as the annual Chino Youth Christmas Parade and Fair returns, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. 

The parade, featuring floats, bands, local youth group members in holiday costumes, classic cars, equine units, dignitaries and Santa, begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Monte Vista Avenue, travels east to Central Avenue and south to the city hall lawn (corner of D Street). 

Parade announcers will be stationed at Sixth Street and Riverside Drive and at D Street and Central Avenue.

John Cardenas, a longtime American Youth Soccer Organization leader and Chino’s 2019 Sports Legend Award winner, is the parade grand marshal.

A craft/vendor fair and free carnival rides will be offered 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall area.

Entertainment will be presented 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the city hall stage. 

A Santa’s Village will be offered 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chino Youth Museum, corner of D and Sixth streets. There will be photos with Santa, crafts, games, cookie decorating and other activities. Admission is free. There is a small fee for activities.

Street closures

Street closures for the event and their beginning times are:

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 – D Street, between Sixth Street and Central Avenue; Seventh Street between Pioneer and D streets.

6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 (staging area) – Riverside Drive, between Ramona and Monte Vista avenues; Wright Avenue, between Gettysburg Avenue and Oceanside Drive; a small section of Gettysburg Avenue just east of Wright Avenue; Oceanside Drive, between Wright and Yorba avenues; F Street, between Fifth Street and Central Avenue; G Street, between Fifth Street and Central Avenue; Sixth Street, between B Street and Riverside Drive; C Street, between Seventh Street and Central Avenue; Seventh Street, between C and D streets.

6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 (buses only) – Chino Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth streets; Sixth Street, between Chino Avenue just south of D Street.

8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 (parade route) – Riverside Drive, between Monte Vista and Central avenues; Central Avenue, between Riverside Drive and G Street.

Most roadways are expected to re-open by noon.

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