Category Archives: 2021 Parade

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 


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 


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. 


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!


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 

The 2021 return of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade!

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

 Yes, it is ”Christmas in July, ” as it is important to now mark the calendar and start making preliminary plans for your participation in the return of the 2021 Granada Hills Holiday Parade! 

This year’s Official Parade Theme ”A Charles Dickens Christmas” will invoke images of Figgy Pudding, Tiny Tim, 18th Century London Wasserling, Victorian Clothing, Town Criers, Horse and Buggy Revelers, 18th-century Christmas Tree Decorations, and ”A Christmas Carol” Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. 

In addition and as a special note, the Official Granada Hills Holiday Parade Grand Marshalls will be the teammate veterans of the 1970 City of Los Angeles Granada Hills High School Football Championship Team! 

Over the next several weeks, efforts will be made to update older Parade Entry records. If you have a question please contact John Ciccarelli at (Note one less letter ” C” in the email address spelling). 

To help get into the festive spirit for our upcoming 2021 38th Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade, please take a few minutes, if you have not done so already, to view and enjoy the 2020 Virtual Granada Hills Holiday Parade ”Favorite Holiday Memories” which helped maintain our four decade plus continuous hometown parade legacy last December in lieu of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. This video is a fun look back over many decades of enjoying many Granada Hills Holiday Parade Memories.

Looking forward to seeing many good friends and ringing in the holiday season this coming December, Sunday, December 5th 2021! 


Alisa Altman, Tom Williams and John Ciccarelli