he City of Vista celebrated the holiday season in style at this year’s Christmas parade, which was themed “A Comic Book Christmas: Celebrating 75 Years of Marvel Comics.” A group of cosplay superheroes served as the grand marshall and back by popular demand was an appearance from the Star Wars characters. Due to ongoing construction in the area, this year’s parade route started on West Broadway, turned onto Main St. in front of the movie theatre, and finally concluded in historic downtown Vista. Other highlights from the day included carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, bounce houses, snowfoam, and a DJ for parade spectators to enjoy. After the parade, the community stopped to take pictures with all the superheroes and Santa. Participants in the parade competed for awards for Best Use of Theme, Best Christmas Spirit, and Best Overall Entry. For more information visit and to find out more about the Vista Chamber of Commerce visit