The Ocean Beach Town Council sponsors several local community events during the holiday season. Many of the events we sponsor are fundraisers for the OB Food and Toy Drive, which provides assistance to over 80 local families and seniors in need each year during the holidays. We partner with community groups and volunteers to package groceries, care packages and new gifts and toys for those in need of help during the holidays. Volunteers spend a week meeting to sort toys and food and get them all delivered. If you’d like to donate to the OB Food and Toy Drive, please contact the OB Town Council through by clicking here or call us at (619) 515-4400. If you would like to volunteer, please this complete this volunteer form.
For more than 30 years, our quaint little surfing village of Ocean Beach has hosted one of the best Christmas Parades in SoCal. On Saturday, December 6th, Newport Avenue is lined with colorful OBceans and visitors all eagerly awaiting the commencement of the 35th Annual OB Holiday Parade at 5:05pm. This year’s theme is 35 Years of Peace, Love, and OB.
For some, it’s the excitement of seeing the Point Loma Marching Band strut their way down the street or the SD Roller Derby Dolls in their eye-catching costumes. For others, it’s watching the VW Beetle club and classic Woodies roll down Newport Ave. Some prefer the motorcycles, bright-lit floats and countless bands that fill the beach with live music. So, in other words, whatever your pleasure, OB has it all in our rendition of the Christmas March. And…of course…the big man himself, Santa Claus, will be making his appearance.
After the festivities, the nightlife of OB takes off as the locals and visitors celebrate and spread even more Holiday Cheer in one of the many local bars and eateries. People of all ages are invited join us at this fun-filled event – costumes, cheering and laughter are not only welcomed, they are encouraged!
Come find out what the locals have known for over 30 years – Santa would rather be in OB! Be sure to RSVP and invite all your friends via our Facebook event page.