The theme of this year's Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade is 'Christmas Around the World.' The Grand Marshall is veteran Yosh Nakamura and the Celebrity Grand Marshall is actress Andrea Barber (Full House).
The parade attracts over 15,000 visitors from Whittier and surrounding communities. Many attend to see their friends and family walk though this historic event. Entries include marching bands, vintage autos, floats, dance troups, drill teams and more. Santa Claus can be counted on to make an appearance at the event.
The parade route starts at Hadley St and Greenleaf Ave and ends at Mar Vista St and Washington Ave, near the Whittier Community Center.