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Posted on: November 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Arroyo Grande 2023 Holiday Parade Road Closures

ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA – The City of Arroyo Grande is pleased to announce the 2023 Holiday Parade, which will take place in the Village of Arroyo Grande on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 5 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends with this beloved tradition where local businesses, community groups, and the City of Arroyo Grande come together to celebrate the holidays with the help of a special guest – Santa Claus! Once again, the Jingle Bell Dash for youth, ages preschool through 6th grade will begin registration at 3:30 p.m., with the race beginning at 4:30 p.m. near Humdinger Restaurant.  For more information, visit The first 200 kiddos to register (FREE online and at the event) will receive goodie bags with hot cocoa treats and ice cream cones from Rori’s Creamery in the Village!   

To ensure the safety of parade goers, the Arroyo Grande Police Department and the City’s Public Works Department will close roads in and around the Village on December 3rd starting at 3:00 p.m. Olohan Alley will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the following locations closed from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:  

  • Branch Street will be closed from Traffic Way to Mason St.  
  • Bridge St will be closed from Branch St. to Nelson St.   
  • Mason St will be closed from Branch St. to Nelson St.   
  • Branch St. from Mason St. to Huasna Rd. will be closed to through to traffic.      

The parade will depart eastbound from Olohan Alley, head north on Mason Street, and travel westward on Branch Street, concluding at 200 W. Branch Street.  

For more information on how to get involved, donate to this or future projects, please contact the City at

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Sheridan Bohlken, Recreation Services Director; (805) 473-5478 


David Culver, Police Commander; (805) 473-5112 

Road Closures and Detour Map

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