THE HOLIDAY EVENT OF THE YEAR!

The City of Compton once again proudly presents The Annual Compton Christmas Parade!

The Annual Compton Christmas Parade takes place on the second Saturday of December each year, kicking off at 11 AM. This year is the 64th anniversary of the parade, and will be the best year yet!

This year’s theme is, “Peace and Happiness for Every Child at Heart.”

With over 100 entries–including Compton’s finest marching bands, students, celebrities and more–the parade will again travel westward on Compton Boulevard from Bullis Road to Alameda Street.

The Christmas Parade marks a special day in early December when Compton residents and visitors alike come to enjoy this gift to the community from the City of Compton

We look forward to your support and participation in this year’s Compton Christmas Parade.

#COMPTONCHRISTMASPARADE


2017 GRAND MARSHAL

Anthony Anderson

Born in Compton, CA, Anthony Anderson is star and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-nominated sitcom “Black-ish,” which will premiere its third season this fall. He has won two NAACP Image Awards and earned two Emmy nominations for his role as Dre, a family man that struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. He stars opposite Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne.

Anderson has appeared in over 20 films, and his performance on “Law & Order” earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the 2010 season. Before joining “Law & Order,” Anderson starred in the New Orleans-based drama “K-Ville.” Over the years, he has displayed his bountiful talent in the DreamWorks’ blockbuster “Transformers,” directed by Michael Bay, as well as in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning feature, “The Departed,” alongside a stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.

Anderson is also the host of ABC’s game show “To Tell The Truth,” which premiered in June of 2016. Most recently, he has been seen in “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” the Sundance film “Goats” and 20th Century Fox’s “The Big Year” starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, directed by David Frankel.

Anderson grew up in Los Angeles. While pursuing his acting career, he continued his education by attending the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP’s ACTSO Awards with his performance of the classic monologue from “The Great White Hope.” That performance, along with his dedication to his craft, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University.

Anderson currently lives in Los Angeles.


PARADE ROUTE

From the ❤️ of Compton starting on Compton Blvd. at Bullis Rd. the parade route will travel west to Alameda St.

One of the easiest ways to get to the parade route is via Metro Blue Line to Compton station.

From Downtown Los Angeles, be sure to take the Blue Line towards Long Beach.

From Long Beach, take the Blue Line toward Downtown Los Angeles.

Participants

Mayor Aja Brown
Councilmember Janna Zurita, District 1
Councilmember Isaac Galvan, District 2
Councilmember Tana McCoy, District 3
Councilmember Emma Sharif, District 4
City Attorney Craig Cornwell
City Clerk Alita Godwin
City Treasurer Doug Sanders

Satra Zurita, CUSD Board of Trustees President
Micah Ali, CUSD Board of Trustees Vice-President
Margie Garrett, CUSD Board of Trustees Clerk
Sandra Moss, CUSD Board of Trustees Legislative Representative
Alma Pleasant, CUSD Board of Trustees Member
Charles Davis, CUSD Board of Trustees Member
Mae Thomas, CUSD Board of Trustees Member
Monzerrath Ortiz, CUSD Student Board Member
Darin Brawley, CUSD Superintendent

Dr. Deborah LeBlanc, Vice-President Compton Community College District Board of Trustees
LoWanda Green, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees
Nicole J. Jones, Clerk Compton Community College District Board of Trustees

Compton Fire Chief Ronerick Simpson

Brenda Postelle, Commissioner, Federal Grants & Advisory Board
Corinth King, Commissioner, Parks & Recreation Commission
David Heflin, Commissioner, Parks & Recreation Commission
Delia Gomez, Commissioner, Planning Commission
Guilda Blueford, Commissioner, Block Club Commission
Juanita Wright, Commissioner, Planning Commission
Lemeika Pope, Commissioner, Planning Commission
Olivia Lopez, Commissioner, Block Club Commission
Tomas Carlos, Commissioner, Parks & Recreation Commission

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan
Senator Steve Bradford
Assemblymember Mike Gipson
Albert Robles, Mayor of City of Carson
Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Captain Michael Thatcher, LASD Compton Station

Compton Fire Explorers
Centennial High School Marching Band
Compton Early College CECHS/Willowbrook Middle School
Compton High School
Dominguez High School
Enterprise Middle School CA Cadet Corps
Enterprise Middle School Color Guards
KIPP Compton Community School
Lincoln Elementary Drill Team
Longfellow Elementary
Ralph J. Bunche Middle School CA Cadet Corps
Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Drill Squad
Roosevelt Middle School CA Cadet Corps Roosevelt
Roosevelt Middle School Marching Band
Walton Middle School CA Cadet Corps
Willowbrook Middle School Marching Band

102.3 FM KJLH
CBATS Compton Baseball Academy Teams
Compton 125 Historical Society
Compton Girl Scouts
Compton Jr. Posse
Compton Kaewi
Compton Little League
Compton Rotary
Compton Sounders Drill & Drum Squad
Compton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5394
Corvette of Choice
Cricket Wireless
CSU Dominguez Hills Archives
Dance Beast Entertainment
Darrell Bailey aka Clipper Darrell
Delta Sigma Theta Compton Alumnae Chapter
Divas of Compton
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
DWA Drumsquad
E Traffic Ticket Defenders
Emcee N.I.C.E.
Famous Uno
G-Town Royalettez & Knightz Drill Team
Gig Squad Dance Team
Hair Experiences Salon by Rhona
Hoggz Up Motorcycle Club
Inner City Child Development
Jaden Gray & Mikey Jimenez
Jammin Dominettes Drill Team & drum Squad
Johnny Britt
KLIQ 1670 AM
LA Limited Addition and Diamonds of Los Angeles
Lathsia Hicks, All Beauties International Queens
Lonzo Williams
Los Rancheros De Compton
Los Rancheros De Richland Farms
Lynwood Jr. Knights Cheer & Dance Squad
Merengue 8
Mother’s Nutritional Center
Nish West Agenda Radio
NuFlavor
Optimal Christian Academy
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
Paragon Academy of Compton
Pentecost Temple Ministries
Pretty in Pink Empowerment Academy for Girls
Princess Feet Dance
Proactive Dance Studio
Pueblos Unidos Beauty Salon
R.O.A.D.S Community Care Clinic
Republic Services
Ritmo Y Fuego Dance Group
Runway 4 Peace
Salvation Army Compton Corps.
San Bernardino Pacesetters
Santa Clause
Sativa Los Angeles County Water District
Shanice McKinley, Founder Miss Compton Pageant
SHEROES
St. Albert The Great
St. Julian Inc.
Teamster’s Local 911
TGI Fridays
The Aptus Group
The Bad Mamma Jammas
The Rulaz Drill Team & Jam Squad Drummers
The Unique Car Club
TJ Friends Car Club
Tulip Girls Leadership Program
United Hands
Vaqueros De Compton
Westside Dominators
Wut A Pickle


5TH ANNUAL COMPTON TOY GIVEAWAY

Presented by Mayor Aja Brown and District 4 Councilwoman Emma Sharif

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017 | 1PM TO 4PM
MLK Monument

Holiday fun for the entire family!

After this year’s Compton Christmas Parade, Mayor Aja Brown and 4th District Councilwoman Emma Sharif will host the City Compton’s 5th Annual Toy Giveaway on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the MLK Monument.  In addition to toys, free groceries and turkeys will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

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2017 PARADE COMMITTEE

 

Marvin C. Hunt – Director of Parks & Recreation
Kimberly McKenzie – Director, Careerlink
Melissa Freeny – Chief of Staff, Mayor Aja Brown
Deidre Duhart – Liaison, District 4
Venita Alsenat – Liaison, District 3
Armani Taylor – Liaison, District 1
David Blake – Liaison, District 2
Aubrey Relf – Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation
Diana Galan – Parks & Recreation
Curtis Bouldin – Recreation Supervisor, Parks & Recreation
Maria Villareal
Kyron Kopanos


2017 PARADE APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in the 64th Annual Compton Christmas Parade. Please complete the application below. There is no fee to enter the parade. Submitting an application doesn’t automatically guarantee entry. Someone from the Parade Committee will contact you to confirm your participation. Remember that the parade takes place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and starts at 11 a.m. The starting location is Compton Blvd. and Bullis Road and the ending location is Compton Blvd. and Alameda Street. Please note that ALL drivers will be required to provide a copy of their driver license and valid proof of auto insurance. Police, Fire and City Vehicles are exempt.

Deadline to enter for 2017 is November 27, 2017.


Application

The name that will go on marketing material for the parade (ex. Compton High Marching Band, etc.)
Please note the City of Compton does not provide cars for all parade entrants. ALL drivers will be required to provide a copy of their driver license and valid proof of auto insurance. Police, Fire and City Vehicles are exempt.
Parade script to be read by announcer at judges stand. No more than 30 words.

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