Parade winds through town with truckers honking Jingle Bells
Saturday, December 8, 2018
On the second Saturday of every December, thousands of people line the streets of Eureka and delight at the evening spectacle of huge trucks adorned in holiday lights. A Eureka tradition for over 25 years, the Christmas convoys range in size from 50 to 100 big rigs.
The 18-wheelers stretching as long as 60 feet, including some with special parade additions that might be tacked on: bandstand platforms, dancing reindeer, flying fish, you name it. Some trucks have been covered in more than 40,000 lights, requiring three generators to run them.
Join in this Eureka tradition, and you'll never think of Jingle Bells in quite the same way again. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at Redwood Acres and goes to about 8:30 p.m. Presented by KEKA - Eureka Broadcasting.
Parade Route: Begins 6 p.m. - Redwood Acres Will proceed west on Harris Street to I, north on I Street to 7th, east on 7th Street to Myrtle Avenue and southeast on Myrtle to the Redwood Acres parking lot, where the trucks will be lit up on display and awards will be presented.