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North Park Toyland Parade is back on

The North Park Toyland Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, from 11 am to 1 pm.
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North Park Toyland Parade

On Tuesday we reported that due to a last-minute withdrawal from a major sponsor, the North Park Toyland Parade had been canceled, but today thanks to North Park Main Street, community leaders, and neighbors the parade is back on track.

Rain or shine, the cavalcade will proceed as scheduled on Saturday, December 1. 

The parade has been a part of the North Park landscape every December since 1936.

Although some gaps due to war and freeway construction have led to its cancelation, the event has been a reliable annual kick-off to San Diego's Christmas season for decades. 

The Union-Tribune has called it "San Diego's largest Christmas Parade."

The colorful procession brings out school bands, local politicians, vintage vehicles and community groups including San Diego Pride. 

Pride will have its own contingent in this year's event and will march with their partners from Bodhi Animal Hospital, Families at the Center, PFLAG San Diego, San Diego Pride Youth Ambassadors, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Stonewall Citizens' Patrol, Neutral Corners, and the North County LGBT Resource Center.

The North Park Toyland Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, from 11 am to 1 pm.