downtown gilroy holiday festival parade
Karine Decker waves to the crowd aboard Tempo Kitchen and Bar’s float, which featured a snow machine, a live DJ spinning tunes, fire pit and more. The float received the Visit Gilroy Choice award during the Gilroy Downtown Business Association’s Holiday Festival and Parade on Dec. 2. Photo: Erik Chalhoub

Gilroy rang in the holiday season with lights, classic cars, live beats and an appearance from the Grinch during the Holiday Festival and Parade on Dec. 2. Presented by the Gilroy Downtown Business Association, the afternoon began with vendors throughout downtown passing out treats and selling their wares before the parade kicked off, where throngs lined up on Monterey Street to cheer on the various businesses, organizations and others that participated in the more-than-an-hour jaunt through downtown. The parade’s honorary grand marshal, the late Don Christopher, was represented by his family. Following the conclusion of the parade, a crowd gathered at the intersection of Monterey and Fifth streets to witness the lighting of the tree.

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Erik Chalhoub joined Weeklys as an editor in 2019. Prior to his current position, Chalhoub worked at The Pajaronian in Watsonville for seven years, serving as managing editor from 2014-2019.


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