Marching With Santa

Marching Pride of Riverside to perform in Norco Christmas Parade Sunday


Santa is ready to roll with Riverside.

Jessie Weiler, Contributor

The Norco Christmas Parade will usher in the holiday season on Sunday when it returns to the streets of Norco after a 2-year absence, and Riverside Academy will be there.

The Marching Pride of Riverside, along with the Southern Sweethearts, will  again perform in the parade, ushering in Santa and Mrs. Claus. The band traditionally is the last musical group before the visitors from the North Pole. Revived in 2001, the parade was canceled in 2020 due to Covid and in 2021 because of significant damage to the area from Hurricane Ida.

The parade will roll at 1 p.m., beginning on River Road at Apple Street. It travels up Good Hope Street to 6th Street, then travels back down Apple Street to River Road where it disbands. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for free photos with children at the community Christmas tree in the new Norco Town Square.