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Parade Orientation Meeting Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Granada Hills Charter High School
10535 Zelzah Avenue
Raleigh Hall
(thru front gate on Zelzah on the right)

The orientation will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. There will be packet booths set up in alphabetical order. Once you enter the hall, please check-in at the appropriate booth to pick up your packet and take a seat for the orientation.

We will also have the 2019 Holiday Parade Patches for purchase at $3.00 each. Please click on the link to download and complete the form to bring with you to the orientation meeting.

2019 Holiday Parade Patch Order Form

The 36th Annual 2019 Granada Hills Holiday Parade

Dear Granada Hills Holiday Parade Participant,

There is a slight nip in the air as it can only mean that it is time to dust off the flatbed, polish the harness, fluff the pom poms, copy the sheet music and start practicing the drills!

On behalf of the dedicated members of the entire Granada Hills Parade Committee, we wish to thank you for your interest and loyal support of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade.

The 36th Annual 2019 Granada Hills Holiday Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2019, kicking off at 1:30 P.M. Rain or Shine.

It is very important to note that forward motion of all parade entries be maintained as there is no stopping in front of Cable TV or Judging Stand locations and throughout the entire parade route.
The John V Ciccarelli Parade Awards Ceremony with light refreshments will follow immediately thereafter the Granada Hills Holiday Parade at approximately 3:45 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Granada Hills Charter School Parking Lot near the Campus Main Gate adjacent to Corner of Zelzah Avenue and Kingsbury Street.

The year’s selected 2019 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Theme “Favorite Holiday Decorations” is a fun opportunity to share and showcase favorite holiday decorations of past and current decades in all varieties. 
Encompassing holiday tree trimming, dinner table decor, gift wrapping, and home interior and yard holiday decor.

Download Parade Application

The Granada Hills Holiday Parade Committee takes great pride that it has never charged a Parade Entry Fee and derives its full financial support from the Granada Hills Community Foundation, Patriot Oil Community Trust Foundation as Administered by the North Valley Coalition and parent sponsor Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce along with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, 12th District Councilmember John Lee and our official loyal parade Community Business, Civic Organization and Service Club sponsors. 

Escalating costs of major insurance coverage fees, postage, advertising, judging fees, trophies and awards, restrooms, etc all require much needed additional financing to ensure the continuation of this outstanding youth community event.

A Voluntary Tax Deductible Donation of $Thirty Five Dollars (Where Possible) payable to the Granada Hills Community Foundation is encouraged and most appreciated to help out valley-wide holiday event to continue to exist and to grow and provide a wonderful opportunity to foster pride in individual and collective youth participation.

Looking forward to seeing you on a very festive and fun-filled Sunday December Granada Hills Holiday Day!

Sincerely, Granada Hills Holiday Parade Committee

P.S. It is important and a rule requirement that all parade entries have a designated representative in attendance at the concluding parade award ceremony following the conclusion of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade at Granada Hills Charter School. This is to help facilitate the presentation of parade trophy awards, notwithstanding failure to do so will result in parade trophy forfeiture

2017 Parade Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the Award Recipients.

Please pick up your trophies at the Chamber Office by September 15, 2018!


GRAND SWEEPSTAKES – Girl Scout Cadette Troop 5296 ( Unit 5 )

BEST USE OF THEME -Woodland Hills Cheer Family ( Unit 55 )

MUSIC SWEEPSTAKES – Notre Dame High School Irish Knight Band ( Unit 13)


High School Band
Ist Place Birmingham High School
2nd Place Arleta High School
3rd Place  Canoga Park High School

Tall Flags
1st Place Norte Dame High School
2nd Place Birmingham High School
3rd Place. Arleta High School

Drum Squad
Ist Place -Bishop Alemany High School
2nd Place -Valley Academy of Arts

Drill Team Middle School
Ist Place -Hale Charter Academy
2nd Place -LACC Olive Vista Middle School Drill Team
3rd Place -The Rage Entertainment

Drill Team Elementary Schools
1st Place -The Valley Schools

Drill Teams High School
Ist Place -Valley Academy of Arts

Drum Squad
Ist Place -James Madison High School

ROTC Marching Unit
Ist Place -JFK NAVY Jr. ROTC
2nd Place -McComb Fire Academy
3rd Place -Reseda NJROTC Marching Unit

ROTC Armed
1st Place -JFK NAVY Jr. ROTC

ROTC Color Guard
1st Place JFK NAVY Jr. ROTC
2nd Place North Valley Military Institute

ROTC Unarmed
1st Place JFK Navy Jr .ROTC

Equestrian Parade Categories

Equestrian Color Guard
1st Place – San Fernando Rangers (#8)

Mini Horse
Ist Place -Rowdy Mini Horse (#44)

Equestrian Novelty
Ist Place -Maggie the Donkey (#42)

Fancy Parade Horse
Ist Place -Martine Muraco -Peruvian Paso (#42.5)

Charros Groups 
Ist Place -Charros Unidos of Reseda Ranch ( #85)
2nd Place – Rancho Jelisco  (#59)
3rd Place Union De Charros ( #33)

Fancy Mounted Groups
1st Place -Fahenstock Ranch Horse Rescue Group ( #72)
2nd Place -Haley and the Jets and Friends (#43)

Automotive Parade Categories

Antique and Classic Automobiles
Pre-World War II
1st Place  Patriot Oil
2nd Place Sharon (sp) Peterson

Post-World War II
Ist Place Joe Nishanian
2nd Place Tom Warden
3rd Place Dennis Shutt

Car Clubs
1st Place -Mustang Owners of America
2nd Place -Model A Club of America
3rd Place -Road Kings Club

Ist Place -Topa Topa Tractors

1st Place -Exquisite
2nd Place -Moose Lodge
3rd Place -818 Minis

Community Categories

Boy Scouts Mixed
1st Place – BS Troop 464 /Cub Scout 722 ( Unit 57.5)
2nd Place -BoyScout Troop 550 ( Unit 51)

Cub Scouts
Ist Place -Cub Scout Pack  564 ( Unit 10)
2nd Place – Cub Scout Pack 229 ( Unit 25)
3rd Place – Cub Scout Pack 307 (Unit 75)

Girl Scouts Mixed
1st Place -Mission Valley Girl Scouts ( Unit 56)
2nd Place -Heart of the Valley Girl Scouts  ( Unit 65)
3rd Place -Girl Scouts Troop 3356 ( Unit 29)

Girl Scouts Brownies
1st Place – Brownie Troop 3336 ( Unit 9)
2nd Place -Brownie Troop 4456 ( Unit 45)

Girl Scouts Cadettes and Juniors
1st Place Girl Scout Troop 6916 ( Unit 25.1)

Civic Floats
1st Place -Guide Dogs of America (Unit 36)
2nd Place – Cowboy Social Club (Unit 53)
3rd Place -Odd Fellows of San Fernando ( Unit 75.5)

Commercial Floats
1st Place – Century 21 Peak (Unit 96)
2nd Place – Ultragreens Nursery (Unit 104.7)
3rd Place – Premier America Credit Union (Unit 67)

Youth Floats
Ist Place -San Fernando Rainbow Girls (Unit 74)
2nd Place – Gotta Dance Studio (Unit 83)
3rd Place -Ivy Academia (Unit 94)

Mixed Novelty
Ist Place – Proud Armenians (Unit 14)
2nd Place – Rinaldi Mommy and Me (Unit 57)
3rd Place – VAAS Viper Baseball Team (Unit 78)

Youth Novelty
Ist Place -Ballet Folklorico Las Estrellas (Unit 58)
2nd Place – Mayhall Academy of Arts & Tech (Unit 7)
3rd Place – VAAS Cheer /Dance Team ( Unit 45.5)

Ist Place -North Valley YMCA Unit 41.5