Saturday, December 9, 2017
Compton Blvd. between Bullis & Alameda
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Presented by Mayor Aja Brown and District 4 Councilwoman Emma Sharif
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017 | 1PM TO 4PM
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.SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
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