Sunday, December 4, 2016
Chatsworth Street Parade Route
Petit St. to Zelzah Ave (at Kingsbury)
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm – Presentation of Parade Awards
Parade Theme: “Favorite Ugly Holiday Sweaters & Christmas Ties”
The 2015 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Awards were presented at the John V Ciccarelli Parade Awards Ceremony hosted at the Granada Hills Charter High School Highlander Hall immediately following the 32nd Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade held on Sunday, December 6th 2015.
Trophy Awards were presented in the following Sweepstakes, Band and Drill Team, Community, Equestrian and Antique/ Classic Car Categories.
The annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade is just around the corner. This years’ theme is FAVORITE HOLIDAY TOYS. Come join us on Chatsworth Street this Sunday, December 6 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm to see if your favorite holiday toy is represented!
The parade starts at Balboa Blvd and ends at Zelzah Ave.
Known in the business as a Professional Teenager, Noelle North’s voice is known to millions in the iconic SMURF series, and other cartoon favorites such as the Gummi Bears and the Legend of Prince Valiant. She was Peppermint Patty in the Hallmark production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and has been featured in many TV episodes and films.
She’s a founding member of the sketch comedy group, LaughWorks and a professional dancer and teacher.
Noelle is also a longtime advocate of Youth For Human Rights, a group that promotes a world built on freedom, justice and peace.
We are working on the website to get ready for the 2015 Holiday Parade! The date is Sunday December 6. Applications for entering the parade are due by October 30. The application can be found here
2014 Granada Hills
Holiday Parade Trophy Awards
John V. Ciccarelli Granada Hills Holiday Parade Grand Sweepstakes Trophies:
Grand Sweepstakes – Cub Scout Pack 564
Best Use of Theme Sweepstakes – Guide Dogs of America
Grand Music Sweepstakes – Notre Dame High School
Bands and Drill Teams
1st Place Color Guard – Arleta High School
1st Place Drill Guard – Chatsworth High School
1st Place Drum Squad – Bishop Alemany High School
2nd Place Drum Squad – Cleveland High School
1st Place Drum Squad Middle School – James Madison Middle School
1st Place High School Band – Chatsworth High School
2nd Place High School Band – Cleveland High School
3rd Place High School Band – Arleta High School
1st Place High School Drill Team – Cleveland High School
2nd Place High School Drill Team – Chatsworth High School
3rd Place High School Drill Team – Heritage School
1st Place Elementary School Drill Team – De La Salle Elementary School
2nd Place Elementary School Drill Team – Haddon Elementary
3rd Place Elementary School Drill Team – Woodcraft Rangers
1st Place Junior Youth Drill Team – The Rage Entertainment Complex
2nd Place Junior Youth Drill Team – Fox Studio Dance & Gymnastics
1st Place Middle School Band – Middle School Band
1st Place Middle School Drill Team – Hale Middle School
2nd Place Middle School Drill Team – St. Euphrasia School
1st Place ROTC Armed – John F. Kennedy High School
1st Place ROTC Marching Unit – John F. Kennedy High School
2nd Place ROTC Marching Unit – Reseda High School
1st Place ROTC Unarmed – John F. Kennedy High School
1st Place Senior Non-Band Majorette Team – The Fab Girls of the San Fernando Valley
2nd Place Senior Non-Band Majorette Team – Michael McComb Fire Academy
1st Place Senior Tall Flags – Notre Dame High School
2nd Place Senior Tall Flags – Bishop Alemany High School
1st Place Adult Novelty – American Protection Group
2nd Place Adult Novelty – Raggio Zumba Fitness Studio
1st Place Boy Scouts – Venture Crew #104
2nd Place Boy Scouts – Troop 550
1st Place Brownies – Troop 6917
1st Place Civic Organization Float – Guide Dogs of America
2nd Place Civic Organization Float – Come Ye to Bethlehem
3rd Place Civic Organization Float – Girl Scouts Brownies Troop 6916
1st Place Commercial Float – Premier America Credit Union
1st Place Cub Scots – Pack 564
2nd Place Cub Scouts – Pack 911
3rd Place Cub Scouts – Pack 118
1st Place Girl Scouts – Troop 721
2nd Place Girl Scouts – Troop 226
3rd Place Girl Scouts – Troop 4126
1st Place Mixed Boy Scouts – Troops 721 & 464
1st Place Mixed Girl Scouts – Mission Valley Girl Scouts
2nd Place Mixed Girl Scouts – Troop 550-6
3rd Place Mixed Girl Scouts – Troop 2026
1st Place Mixed Novelty – Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences High School
2nd Place Mixed Novelty – Gotta Dance Studio
3rd Place Mixed Novelty – Concordia Schools
1st Place YMCA – North Valley YMCA
1st Place Youth Float – Heritage Schools
2nd Place Youth Float – Woodlake Ave. Elementary Cheer Squad
3rd Place Youth Float – SFV International Order of Rainbow for Girls
1st Place Youth Novelty – El Oro Way Elementary School
2nd Place Youth Novelty – Woodlake Ave. Elementary Cheer Squad
3rd Place Youth Novelty – Heritage Schools
Equestrian Units Trophies
1st Place Charro Group – Rancho La Tunera and Rancho Jalisco
2nd Place Charro Group – Asociacion de Charros de Sylmar
3rd Place Charro Group – Union de Charros de Sylmar
1st Place Mounted Color Bearers – San Fernando Rangers
1st Place Peruvian Paso – Martine Muraco
1st Place Equestrian Novelty Costume – Maggie the Donkey
1ST Place Car Clubs – San Fernando Model A Ford Club
2nd Place Car Clubs – Mustang Owners Club of California
3rd Place Car Clubs – Air Speed VW Club
1st Place Pre War Auto – Patriot Oil 1923 Model T Ford
2nd Place – Gary Minkin – 1927 Model T Ford Roadster
1st Place Post War Cars – Robert Bennett 1955 T-Bird
2nd Place Post War Cars – Francisco 2010 Bentley
3rd Place Post War Cars – American Protection Group
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
(Kercheval as his character Cliff Barnes)
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.
We are excited to announce in honor of our 30th annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade, on December 8th, the new Holiday Parade Booster Club. Watch for details of upcoming activities designed to keep you informed of year round planning of this outstanding community holiday event. For details e-mail the Parade Founder, John Ciccarelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
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.