BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield 2013 Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
The theme is "An Old Fashioned Christmas."
Bakersfield College music theory instructor John Gerhold is the 2013 Parade Honoree.
There will be no parking from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on F through G streets, and between 21st and 22nd streets. Also, there will be no parking from 10 a.m. to 9 pm. on H Street to Eye Street.
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Cars inside the parade route at 5 p.m. will be towed. Cars contained inside the parade route will not be allowed to leave until the parade is finished.
Bakersfield Police said heavy traffic is expected.
Christmas Square Marketplaces will have child-friendly events around the parade route starting at 2:30 p.m.
Christmas Choir Center will have high school choirs starting at 5 p.m.