The Vista Chamber of Commerce will host the Vista Christmas Parade on Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. This year’s new route will start at S. Santa Fe Ave. at Pala Vista, wind through Broadway St. and into Historic Downtown Vista, where it will end on Main St. The theme is A Nintendo Christmas, in celebration of over 20 years of Pokemon and all things Nintendo. “The parade is going to be a great community event,” said Ron Briseno, Executive Director of Vista Entertainment Center and chair of the Vista Chamber of Commerce. “We want to encourage those in the parade and attending the parade to get into the theme and have some Pokemon and Nintendo fun this year.” A yearly tradition attracting participants from all over the community from marching bands to equestrian teams, community organizations, local schools, churches, businesses, and more, this year’s event is expecting 85 entries and over 15,000 spectators. Prizes will be awarded for Best Use of Theme, Best Overall Entry, and Best Christmas Spirit. Learn more at