66th Annual Uptown Christmas Parade
The theme of this year's Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade is '"The Joy of Christmas".The Grand Marshall is Teresa Dreyfuss (Past Superintendent/President Rio Hondo College) and the Celebrity Grand Marshall is Chef LaLa.
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 & Greenleaf to Mar Vista, turns on Mar Vista and ends at the Whittier Community Center at Washington Ave.