Tens of thousands turned out to watch perhaps Encinitas’ biggest Holiday Parade yet on Saturday, Dec. 6. This year’s parade theme was “Droppin’ In for the Holidays,” and many entries went all out, representing Encinitas’ claim as the action sports mecca. The City of Encinitas City Council, the Encinitas Holiday Parade Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Department thank this year’s Parade participants for such a memorable evening in downtown Encinitas and congratulate the winners. The 2014 Encinitas Holiday Parade category winners are as follows:

Best Use of Theme
1st :  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Redhawk Nation
2nd :  Hansen Surfboards
3rd :  Nixon Watches

Best Use of Lights
1st :  Encinitas Rotary Club
2nd :  Encinitas Country Day School
3rd :  Encinitas Main Street 101

Best Spirit
1st :  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Redhawk Nation
2nd :  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Wildcat Nation
3rd :  Santa Claus

Best Children’s Group
1st :  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Redhawk Nation
2nd:  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Wildcat Nation
3rd : Encinitas Ballet

Best Performance
1st :  MiraCosta College
2nd : Encinitas Ballet
3rd: All Star Dance

Best Marching Band
1st :   San Dieguito Academy
2nd :  Ada Harris Elementary “Wildcat Band”
3rd :  Oak Crest Middle School

Most Unusual
1st :  Aaron Willcox Photography
2nd : Nixon Watches
3rd : Horizon Christian Fellowship

Best Overall
1st :  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Redhawk Nation
2nd : Hansen Surfboards
3rd :  Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Wildcat Nation