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34th Annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade to be streamed by 23ABC News Dec. 1, 2016

Parade 2016 "Christmas Stories"
Posted at 12:08 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 15:08:15-05

Tis the season to be jolly during the annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade in California. The one-day festive event features the sights and sounds of holiday cheer parading on the streets of downtown Bakersfield.

23ABC is proud to be the official live streaming provider for the 34th annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade "Christmas Stories," on December 1, 2016. 

The stream will begin at 6:30 p.m. following the 6 p.m. newscast.

We will provide the live stream on our Facebook page, our Youtube Page, our Twitter account, as well as right here on our website and on our mobile apps including Roku.

If you download our mobile and tablet app, you will receive a notification a couple minutes before the stream begins.

Nothing lights up a dark winter night like the sights and sounds of a festive Christmas Parade. Folks of all ages will brave a cool winter breeze to gather along the streets of downtown Bakersfield in anticipation of the arrival of brightly decorated floats with their colorful characters and Jolly Old St. Nick in his bright shining sleigh. Join us  as we watch the magic begin and ordinary streets turn into something very special. “Stories of Christmas” is the theme for this year’s event and some 100 entries will adorn the streets of downtown Bakersfield with Christmas themed floats, light displays, marching bands, drill teams, horse drawn carriages, community groups, classic vehicles, and live performances by local youths. What used to be just a GREAT PARADE has now become a destination for excitement and an afternoon and evening of fun for all!

Click here for the Bakersfield Christmas Parade Map.

Come and join more than 20,000 of our ‘closest friends’ expected to celebrate at this year’s parade and share in the “Spirit of Christmas”. This unique free community event inspires delight and wonder for the young and young at heart and there is something for absolutely everyone! Be there to explore one of our newly formed “Christmas Square” Marketplaces where you can enjoy delicious food from local Food Vendors and check out the Children’s Activity Centers. These child-friendly areas are  provided by local Sponsors and will host free fun activities for children of all ages.