Category Archives: Upcoming Parade Announcement
Letter from John Ciccarelli
Dear Granada Hills Holiday Parade Past Participants, Spectators, Parade Volunteers Planning Committee, Parade Fans, Admirers, Sponsors, and to the Young at Heart everywhere of the past 37 years!
On behalf of the proud event sponsor Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce and the dedicated Granada Hills Holiday Parade Committee Family, we wish to express our deepest appreciation to all of you who have played a vital part in the four-decade community legacy of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade as a parade entry, participant, spectator, parade sponsor, proud parent or grandparent, parade committee volunteer and more, including Santa and Mrs. Claus!
In lieu of the current year-long COVID realities of 2020 we could not let even this challenging period go by without an acknowledgment and continuance of observance with an “Official 2020 Virtual Edition” of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade to enjoy all together.
Please mark your upcoming calendar for the weekend of December 5-6, 2020, by which we will forward a Constant Contact Social Media of our “Virtual Edition” of the 2020 Granada Hills Holiday Parade and this year’s appropriate Official Theme “Happy Parade Memories.”
This Keepsake 2020 Granada Hills Holiday Parade tribute video will also then be posted on the official Granada Hills Holiday Parade Website www.granadahillsholidayparade.org
Do Remember and Note…Our 38th Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade happily returns in December 2021 and we look forward to dusting off the Pom poms, check the Equestrian saddle and harness, shine the Musical Instruments, etc. to provide thousands of happy smiles and instill new Granada Hills Holiday Parade family memories!
Be safe in the coming months and our Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and Joyous Holiday Season!
John V. Ciccarelli
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!
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.