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Save the Date for the next Parade!

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

On Behalf of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade Planning Committee… please mark your calendars for the 39th Granada Hills Holiday Parade scheduled for Sunday December 4th 2022. 

This year’s 2022 Holiday Parade Theme is ”Home for the Holidays“, invoking many happy memories of returning home to families and loved ones, some of which include traveling far distances by different travel methods to be together in sharing favorite  family holiday traditions including preparing holiday meals, decorating homes, opening gifts, in religious observance  and enjoying all aspects of being “Home for The Holidays” and all reunited in the Spirit and Magic of the Holiday Season. 

PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE ….all parade entries can apply online!

Apply for 2022 Holiday Parade


A hard copy of the 2022 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Application will still be made available in 2022 (and mailed to all past Granada Hills Parade Holiday Parade Entries since 2017 in the last week in September 2022) as we eventually transition to doing ALL Parade  ENTRY Applications ONLINE utilizing the Granada Hills Holiday Parade Web Information Portal linked above. 

We sincerely look forward to your spirited and happy participation in the upcoming 39th Annual Granada Hillls Holiday Parade Sunday December 4th 2022 .

Please feel free to contact Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce Adminstrator Liane Reynolds at email address email@granadachamber.com with any further questions or inquiries .

Sincerely,

The Granada Hills Holiday Parade Steering Committee 
Alisa Altman 
Tom Williams
John Ciccarelli 

2021 Parade Awards


Founder John V Ciccarelli 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Trophy Sweepstakes Awards:
Parade Grand Sweepstakes -Sampul Dance Academy 
Best Use of Theme -Cub Scout 564
Best Use of Music – Notre Dame High School 

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Music Categories 

High School Band Category

1st Place – Granada Hills Charter School
2nd Place – Reseda Charter High School
3rd Place – John F Kennedy High School


Middle School Band Category 
1st Place – Porter High School


High School Drill Team Category
1st Place – San Fernando High School 2nd Place Panorama High School 3rd Place – Granada Hills Charter School 


Middle School Drill Team Category

1st – Place Patrick Henry Middle School 

2nd – Place Olive Vista Middle School 


Youth Band Category 

1st Place – North Valley Military Institute 


MACE Drum Major Category 

1st Place – Notre Dame High School 

2nd Place – North Valley Military Institute 


Military Drum Major Category 

1st Place – James Monroe High School 

2nd Place – Reseda Charter High School 


Drum Squad Category 

1st Place – Patrick Henry Middle School 


ROTC Marching Unit 

1st Place – North Valley Military Institute 

2nd Place – Kennedy High NAVY JROTC 


ROTC Color Guard Category 

1st Place – North Valley Military Institute 

2nd Place -Kennedy High NAVY JROTC 

3rd Place – Reseda NAVY JROTC 


Tall Flags Sr. Category 

1st Place – Notre Dame High School 

2nd Place – Granada Hills Charter School

3rd Place – Reseda Charter High School 


Tall Flags Jr Category 

Ist Place – Patrick Henry Middle School 


Community Awards 

Cub Scouts Category 

1st Place – Cub Scout Pack #307 

2nd Place – Cub Scout Pack #104


Girl Scouts Mixed Category 

1st Place – Girl Scouts Heart of The Valley Service Unit 

2nd Place – Girl Scouts Mission Rose Service Unit 


Girl Scouts Category 

1st Place – Girl Scout Troop #196 

2nd Place – Girl Scout Troop # 3246


Commercial  Float Category 

1st Place – Premier Credit Union 

2nd Place – Whitaker Plumbing 

3rd Place – Green Earth 


Youth Float Category  

1st Place – Cub Scout Pack #415 

2nd Place – St Mary’s Assyrian Church 

3rd Place – ROBODX 


Civic Organization Category 

1st Place – Odd Fellows Organization 

2nd Place – Because I Love You 

3rd Place – VFW Granada Hills 


Adult Novelty Category 

1st Place – Rinaldi Mommy and Me 

2nd Place – International Society Krishna 

3rs Place – Cowboy Howard Scott 


Youth Novelty Category 

1st Place – Patrick Henry Middle School Ukulele Band 

2nd Place – St Bridget of Sweden 

3rd Place – Granada Hills Elementary School Ukulele 


Mixed Novelty Category 

1st Place – Proud Armenians 

2nd Place – Ballet Folklorico 

3rd Place – Kappa League 


Dance Teams Category 

1st Place – Heritage Dance 

2nd Place – Patrick Henry Middle School 

3rd Place – Gotta Dance Studio 


Equestrian Entries 

Mounted Color Bearers Category 

1st Place – San Fernando Rangers 


Mounted Group Open Category 

1st Place – Blue Shadows Drill Team 

2nd Place -Rancho Rey Adobe 


Charro (1)  Category 

1st Place – Union De Charros 


Charro Group Open Category 

1st Place – Rancho Jalisco 

2nd Place – Charros United De Reseda Ranch 


Novelty Costume Category 

1st Place – Maggie the Donkey 


Peruvian Paso Costume Category 

1st Place – Martine Michele Muraco 


AUTOMOBILE ENTRIES 

Pre -War Classic Category

Ist Place – 1923 Model T 

Second Place – 1931 Ford


Post War Automobile Classic Category 

1st Place – 1955 Studebaker 

2nd Place – 1957 Bel Air 

3rd Place – 1965 Mustang 


Car Club Category 

1st Place – Flojo’s Car Club 

2nd Place – Socal Mopar Club 

3rd Place – Jurassic Park Autos 


Motorcycles Category 

1st Place – 818 Minibikes 

2nd Place – Exquisite Autosports Motorcycles 

38th Annual 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade

Sunday December 5, 2021

Download Parade Application

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 38th Annual 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade is scheduled for Sunday December 5, 2021 kicking off at 1:30 P.M. Rain or Shine. 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ‘’BE BACK ‘’ IN 2021 TO ONCE AGAIN ‘’RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON ‘‘ AS OUTDOOR FESTIVALS AND COMMUNITY PARADES ARE PERMITTED WITHIN LOS ANGELES COUNTY COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS ( Please review at covid19.lacounty.gov )

It is very important to note that full 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.

This year’s selected 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Theme “A Charles Dickens Christmas ” is a fun opportunity to revel and invoke images of Victorian England, Figgy Pudding, Scrooge and Tiny Tim, Christmas Day Goose and Trimmings, Victorian Era Clothing, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, London Christmas Caroling ( Wasserling) 8th Century Christmas Tree Candle Light Decorations. Horse and Buggy Holiday Décor. Use your imagination! 

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, local Neighborhood Councils Community Business, Civic Organization and Community Service Club sponsors. 

Escalating costs of major insurance coverage fees, postage, advertising, judging fees, trophies and awards, restrooms etc. all require much needed additional financial to insure 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 Parade Day December 5th 2021!

Sincerely,

The 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 

2020 Granada Hills Holiday Parade SPECIAL UPDATE

On behalf of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce and Granada Hills Community Foundation and our entire dedicated Granada Hills Holiday Parade Planning Committee Family, we wish to take this opportunity to regretfully announce the cancellation of this year’s 37th Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade originally scheduled for Sunday, December 6th, 2020.

In the full interests of Covid-19 public health safety for parade participants and spectators alike, the decision to forgo this year’s event was made to protect the overall well being of everyone in lieu of varied uncertainties and pandemic circumstances.

Do rest assured that plans are being made for the 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Event. We are excited to announce that, in honor of their proud 50th year (and then plus!) Victory Anniversary, the 1970 Granada Hills High School L.A. City Championship Football Team members are the Official 2021 Parade Grand Marshals and will kick off next year’s 38th Annual 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade and our Community Holiday Season. 

In this current interim and in the coming weeks, an attempt to create a ”2020 Virtual” Granada Hills Holiday Parade Retrospective Look at past Granada Hills Holiday Parades for your upcoming Holiday Social Media viewing enjoyment this coming December. For you die-hard Granada Hills Holiday Parade Patch Collectors there may, in fact, be a 37th Annual Commemorative ”Zoom Parade Patch” to add to your jacket or memento parade patch collection!

We wish you and your families all the very best in these challenging times and to be safe and well!

Sincerely,
John V. Ciccarelli, Alisa Altman, and Tom Williams 
Granada Hills Holiday Parade Steering Committee 

Granada Hills Holiday Parade Planning Committee
Cheryl Badgett, Leslie Strong, Emilie Koster, Josh Smith, Aaron Kahlenberg, Bonnie Bursk, Bette Biers, Mike Benedetto, Kerry Nelson, Lori Swana, Ralph Kroy, Mike Panman, Rick Donnelly, Larry Fleck, Jane Stanton, Melissa Messer, Liane Reynolds, Dick East, Devonshire Division  LAPD Officer Joe Torres, Millie Jones, 12th District Council Office John S. Lee, Gary Farajian,  Madlena Minasian, Paul Lecayo, Richard Fisk, Laine Caspi, Allison Robinson, Susan Ciccarelli, Jonathan Ciccarelli, Rob Dickey, and Maria Schwartz.

2019 Granada Hills Holiday Parade Awards

Congratulations to the following Parade Entries
who won awards this year !

Founder John V. Ciccarelli Sweepstakes Awards 

Grand Sweepstakes St Mary Assyrian Church

Best Use of Theme -Cub Scout Pack #564

Best Use of Music – Notre Dame High School 

Cub Scouts 

1st Place -Cub Scout Pack 564

2nd Place -Cub Scout Pack 415

3rd Place – Cub Scout Pack 118

Boy Scouts 

1st Place -Troop 92

Girl Scouts 

1st Place-Troop 3356

2nd Place- Troop 2026

3rd Place -Troop-2266

Mixed Girl Scouts 

1st Place -Mission Valley

2nd Place -Troop 642

3rd Place -Twin Oaks Service

YMCA

1st Place -North Valley YMCA

DANCE TEAM 

1st Place -Sampul Dance

2nd Place -Gotta Dance

3rd Place -Heritage Dance

Commercial Floats 

1st Place -On The Road Insurance 

2nd Place – The Center Church

3rd Place – Premier Credit Union”

Civic Floats 

1st Place -Guide Dogs of America

2nd Place – Proud Amenians

3rd Place – Reseda Moose Lodge

Youth Floats 

1st Place -St Euphraisa School

2nd Place -Shalom Pathfinders

3rd Place – Jobs Daughters Bethel 289

Novelty Adult

1st Place -Delta Sigma Theta -San Fernando Valley

2nd Place -Cowboy Howard Scott

3rd Place-Nova Storage Mission Hills 

Novelty Youth

1st Place – Patrick Henry Middle School Ukulele Club

3rd Place -Le Club Gymnastics

Novelty Mixed 

1st Place – St Mary Assaryian Church

2nd Place – St Danube Elementary School 

3rd PLace – Rinaldi Mommy and Me

High School Bands 

1st Place -Reseda Charter Regent 

2nd Place – Chatsworth High School

3rd Place – Kennedy High School

Middle High School Band 

1st Place – Sutter Middle School

Youth Band 

1st place – Valley School Spirit 

Drum Major Mace 

1st Place – Notre Dame High School

2nd Place -Chatsworth High School

Drum Major Military

1st Place -Bishop Alemany High School

Tall Flags High School

1st PlVan ace -Notre Dame High School

2nd Place -Birmingham High School

3rd Place – Kennedy High School

Tall Flags Junior

1st Place -Patrick Henry Middle School

2nd Place – Van Nuys Middle School

Drill Teams- High School

1st Place – Chatsworth High School

2nd Place -Panorama High School

Drill Teams -Middle School

1st Place – Patrick Henry Middle School

2nd Place-Van Nuys Middle School

3rd Place -Olive Vista Middle School

Drill Teams- Elementary School

1st Place – St John Baptist De La Salle Cheer

2nd Place – Valley Presbyterian School Cheer

Drill Teams Junior Youth 

1st Place Sun Valley Magnet

Color Guard 

1st Place -Reseda High School ROTC

Drum Squad

1st Place – Patrick Henry Middle School Drumline

ROTC Marching Color Guard 

1st Place – Kennedy High School Navy ROTC

Equestrian Mounted Color Guard

1st place -San Fernando Rangers

Charro Mounted Group

1st Place -Charros Unidos De Reseda Ranch

 2nd Place Union de Charros

Equestrian Novelty

1st Place -Haley & Jet & Friends

2nd Place -Cherries Jubilee and Nancy Degan

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