A parade honoring Palo Alto High School's two state championship teams is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, rain or shine.
Players on Paly's girls' volleyball team and boys' football team will make their way down University Avenue, ending with video highlights and a rally at King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall.
Spectators are encouraged to wear Paly's colors of green and white and stay downtown for evening celebrations.
The Paly girls won the Division 1 state volleyball title Dec. 4, defeating Long Beach Poly in the fifth game of a best-of-five playoff.
The Paly boys topped the nation's No. 4 team, Centennial-Corona, in a Dec. 17 down-to-the-wire 15-13 victory for the California Interscholastic Federation Division I Bowl championship game.
Calls for a parade erupted spontaneously "from all age groups," said Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt, who attended the football championship game in Southern California.
"I got approached by so many people in town saying, 'Wouldn't it be so great to have a parade -- we haven't done anything like that in a very long time.'"
Paly Principal Phil Winston said, "The parade is a community event to celebrate the historic fall sports season. Truly amazing."
"Paly and Gunn regularly win recognition nationally for academic achievement. It's fun to see our girls' and boys' teams be at the top of the state in sports too," school Superintendent Kevin Skelly said.
The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m., proceeding from the corner of University and Webster Street with a left turn down Centennial Way, the pedestrian walkway between Bryant and Ramona, toward City Hall.
The Paly band, as well as ensembles from other secondary schools, have been invited to participate.
Staging will begin at 3:30 p.m. at University and Webster.
This year's state titles were the third and fourth for Palo Alto teams since statewide contests have been played in recent decades.
The two previous titles were boys' basketball championships in 1993 and 2006.