Christmas Around the World

The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos and the rest of the 92078 community are hard at work in anticipation of the 21st Annual Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade. This year’s festivities will kick off on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. on Mission Rd. The theme is Christmas Around the World, a chance to explore the diversity of holiday celebration found both abroad and here in San Marcos.


Local individuals, organizations, and businesses that want to be part of the community tradition still have time to get involved. Float or group entry applications will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 21; information about entries as well as sponsorship opportunities can be found at the Kiwanis website.

The San Marcos chapter has been fulfilling the Kiwanis mission of serving children since it was chartered in 1976. By partnering with the Boys & Girls Club, Relay for Life, TERI, and other organizations, as well as sponsoring the Captain Book literacy program and Key Club and Circle K groups for young Kiwanians, the club makes a substantial impact on the local community.

Also upcoming is the club’s annual Thanksgiving dinner for homeless youth at StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit outreach program. Volunteers, donated backpacks, and monetary donations are all welcome. Learn more at

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