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Base Holiday Parade Open to Imperial Valley Residents

EL CENTRO, Calif. – Naval Air Facility El Centro’s 22nd annual Holiday Light Parade is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2019 beginning at 7:00 pm.

In keeping with its long-time tradition of community outreach and partnering, NAF El Centro is opening the gates to the installation and inviting the public to come and see a small town lighted night parade.

The parade features floats from groups on and off the facility. In year’s past, marching bands, classic cars, Star Wars characters, horses, fire trucks and military equipment have been featured in the procession.

Free cookies will be offered to all. Food, such as pizza and nachos, is available for purchase as are beverages.

Parking is limited and guests should plan to arrive between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. to stake out a section along the parade route. Guests may bring portable chairs on base to make viewing easier.

Last year nearly 1,200 residents enjoyed a fun evening as the kick-off to a wonderful holiday season.

There is still time to join the parade as a participant. Interested groups may contact Janie at 760-339-2475 or Candyce at 760-339-2482 for more information.

Media are invited to cover the event. Please have your press credentials on hand.  To RSVP for the event, contact the Public Affairs Officer, Kristopher Haugh at 760-339-2673, 760-497-3523, NAFECPAO@gmail.com or Kristopher.haugh@navy.mil as soon as possible.

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