Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab is hosting the annual Arroyo Grande Christmas Parade, which will benefit the Toys for Tots program.
The Christmas parade will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Arroyo Grande Village on Branch Street.
The parade begins on Short Street and ends at the Bank of America Financial Center's parking lot.
According to a press release, parade participants are being asked to bring one unwrapped toy to support the program.
During last year's parade, more than 100 toys were donated to the Toys for Tots organization.
The parade will include an annual tree lighting event, a live nativity scene at the Harvest Church as well as visits with Santa Claus at the Arroyo Grande Village Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab.
This year, the Grand Marshal position has been given to Vivian Krug, a long-time Arroyo Grande resident, philanthropist, volunteer and photographer.
Krug has volunteered for the Arroyo Grande Police Department and serves on the Board of Directors for the South County Turkey Trot, the South County Historical Society, City of Arroyo Grande Tourism Business Improvement District and the San Luis Obispo County Golden Retrievers group, according to the press release.
Sponsors of the annual parade include the South County Chambers of Commerce, Creekside Pet Boarding, Blueprint Express and District 4 Supervisor Lynn Compton.