2014 Holidays Around the World

2014 seems like it just started, but it’s about that time of year again where everyone gathers together for the Granada Hills Holiday Parade. This year will be our 31st Annual Parade, and our theme is “Holidays Around The World.” We will be celebrating this year with parade entries showcasing all different cultural ways of celebrating the good ol’ holidays.

 

Our Grand Marshal this year is  Ken Kercheval, one of the stars of the hit TV show Dallas and many other notable works. Kercheval is most recognized for his role in “Dallas” as Cliff Barnes, the rival of oil mogul J.R. Ewing in the 1980’s version of the show, and is also reprising his role in it’s 2012 revival

 

This years Granada Hills Holiday Parade also has further significance as it will be falling on December 7th, the 73’d anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, a day our great nation will never forget. We will have members of the VFW participating in the parade, so we will not only be celebrating the Holidays, we will also be acknowledging the soldiers of our country, many of whom come from Granada Hills itself.

2013 Parade Trophy Recipients

2013 Parade Trophy Recipients

GRAND SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

#7 Cub Scout Pack 564

MUSIC SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

#12 – Notre Dame High School Irish Knight Band

BEST USE OF THEME

#7 Cub Scout Pack 564

***BANDS / DRILL / FLAGS***

High School Band

1st Place

#54 – Chatsworth High School Marching Band and Drill Team

2nd Place

#123 – Arleta High School Mustang Marching Band and Dance Team

3rd Place

#67 – Sylmar High School Band and Dance

 

Middle School Band

1st Place

#23 – Nobel Middle School Marching Band

2nd Place

#91 – Mighty Sutter Goldminer Band and Color Guard

 

Drum Squad

1st Place

#85 – James Madison Middle School

2nd Place

#58 – Bishop Alemany High School

3rd Place

#102 – Sun Valley

 

High School Drill Team

1st Place

#59 – Bishop Alemany High School

2nd Place

#56.5 – Heritage Christian (formally Hillcrest)

3rd Place

#42 – Cleveland High School

 

Jr. Youth Drill Team

1st Place

#52 – The Rage Entertainment Complex

2nd Place

#110 – Northridge Knights

3rd Place

#63 – St. John Baptist De La Salle School

 

Middle School Drill Team

1st Place

#37 – Hale Charter Academy

2nd Place

#87 – Sylmar Leadership Academy

3rd Place

#23 – Nobel Middle School

 

Sr. Youth Drill Team

1st Place

#75 – Concordia Schools – Our Savior’s 1st Lutheran

 

Elementary School Drill

1st Place

#69 – Mt. View Elementary Woodcraft Rangers

2nd Place

#75 – Concordia Elementary – Our Savior’s 1st Lutheran

3rd Place

#56.5 – Heritage Christian (Formally Hillcrest)

 

Senior Tall Flags

1st Place

#12 – Notre Dame High School Irish Knight Band

2nd Place

#30 – St. Genevieve High School Band

 

Tall Flags Drill Guard

1st Place

#123 – Arleta High School Mustang Marching Band and Dance Team

 

Sr. Majorette Non-Band Connected

1st Place

#96 – The Fab Girls

 

Jr. Majorette Non-Band Connected

1st Place

#96 – The Fab Girls

 

ROTC Armed Drill

1st Place

#3 – Kennedy JROTC

 

ROTC Color Guard

1st Place

#31 – VFW Post 2323

2nd Place

#3 – Kennedy JROTC

3rd Place

#46 – NJROTC Reseda High School

 

ROTC Drill

1st Place

#46 – NJROTC Reseda High School

 

ROTC Marching Team

1st Place

#46 – NJROTC Reseda High School

 

ROTC Unarmed Drill

1st Place

#3 – Kennedy JROTC

 

***COMMUNITY***

Boy Scouts

1st Place

#109 – Troop #25

2nd Place

#24 – Venture Crew 104

 

Boy Scouts Mixed

1st Place

#44.5 – Cub Pack 721 and BS Troop 464

2nd Place

#5 – Homenetmen Scouts and Athletes

 

Cub Scouts

1st Place

#7 – Pack #564

2nd Place

#47 – Pack #441

3rd Place

#112 – Pack 911

 

Girl Scouts

1st Place

#93 – Troop #1722

2nd Place

#84 – Troop #1440

 

Girl Scouts Mixed

1st Place

#106 – Troop #550

2nd Place

#66 – Greater LA – Heart of the Valley Service Unit

3rd Place

#36 – Mission Hills Girl Scouts

 

Brownies

1st Place

#18 – Troop #4126

2nd Place

#25 – Troop #7116

 

Daisy

1st Place

#81 – Troop #691

 

Civic Floats

1st Place

#8 – Guide Dogs of America

2nd Place

#104 – Pathway Christian Fellowship

3rd Place

#111 – Hope’s House

 

Youth Floats

1st Place

#80 – Woodlake and Serrania Elementary Cheer Squad

2nd Place

#56.5 – Heritage Christian

3rd Place

#52 – The Rage Entertainment

 

Adult Novelty

1st Place

#73 – Scarlet Skinny Dippers – Red Hat Society

 

Mixed Novelty

1st Place

#90 – Winnetka Park Ballet Forklor Mexsal

2nd Place

#13 – El Oro Way Elementary

3rd Place

#89 – SFV Roller Derby

 

Youth Novelty

1st Place

#117.5 – Granada Hills Little League

2nd Place

#72 – Patrick Henry Ukulele Club

3rd Place

#56 – Time 4 Class Dance Team

 

YMCA

1st Place

#115 – Family Nation at Prep Academy

 

***EQUESTRIAN***

Charro

1st Place

#50 – Charros Unidos Reseda

2nd Place

#19 – Charros Jaliciences

3rd Place

#98 – CSA Plumbing Group

 

Novelty Costume

1st Place

#28.5 – Maggie and Pet Medical Center Chatoak

 

Mounted Color Bearer

1st Place

#6 – San Fernando Rangers

 

Parade Horse

1st Place

#28 – Martine Muraco

 

***Auto***

Car Club

1st Place

#4 – Chrysler Performance West Car Club

2nd Place

#61 – SFV Model Ford Club

3rd Place

#43 – Topa Topa Flywheelers

 

Post War Classic

1st Place

#70 – Law Offices of Savin and Bursk

2nd Place

#10.5 – Lee Hoffman

3rd Place

#17.5 – Ed Levitt

 

Pre War Classic

1st Place

#72.5 – GH Neighborhood N and S Councils

2nd Place

#101 – The Geezers

 

 

 

 

Holiday Traditions

We all celebrate the holidays in our own unit way. We cherish our traditions and pass them along from generation to generation. What could be another cherished tradition than our holiday parade? Our parade is not only the largest holiday parade in the San Fernando Valley, but is undoubtedly the most American parade as well.

Our Grand Marshal this year is none other than the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants loved by all kids and all-around great guy Tom Kenny.

We are also excited to have the some neat additions joining our parade this year.

Come one, come all, pick a spot on your favorite spot on Chatsworth St. in Granada Hills and enjoy your holiday tradition…The Granada Hills Holiday Parade!

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30th Annual Holiday Parade is on its Way

These lingering hot and cold November Days will eventually fade away into cool crisp December Days and cold lemonade will be replaced by hot chocolate. Right away the last month of the year will feature our community’s annual iconic event: Our Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade. This year we will be celebrating our 30th year!

On Sunday, Dec. 8th, 2013, starting at 1:30 p.m., an anticipated 4,000 participants and over 100 entries, featuring car clubs, bands, horses, girl scouts and boy scouts and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make its 29th yearly trip up Chatsworth St.

parade pix

This year’s Holiday Parade Theme will be “Favorite Holiday Traditions”.

We at the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce are looking forward to seeing everyone turn out for this Annual Event that the Granada Hills Chamber puts on for the Community. Please remember that the Granada Hills Holiday Parade derives its sole support from the Granada Hills Chamber, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs and loyal community sponsors and patrons. If you would like to give a donation, or participate in the event, please call the Executive Director at the Chamber office at 818-368-3235.