Weather, Crowds a Go for Christmas Parade

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One just never knows who will be found along the Christmas Parade route. This year’s parade is on Saturday, Dec. 6 along Honolulu Avenue.


The weather is expected to cooperate for the 38th Annual Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade on Saturday.

The small town parade will carry on its tradition of highlighting local organizations, schools and community members.

Over 800 Boy Scouts will parade down Honolulu Avenue, along with bands and sport teams from the Glendale Unified School District.

Each year the parade committee chooses a theme, a grand marshal and a junior grand marshal, and honors specific groups that best portray that theme. This year the parade committee is honoring “Made in the USA.”

This year’s grand marshal is Johnny Harrison, who is being recognized for his strong support of kids and education. Harrison helped fund, and continues to support, many projects within GUSD schools. He learns what needs to be done and finds a way to help.

The junior grand marshals are Prom Plus Club. The Crescenta Valley High School club is the youth arm of the Prom Plus organization. For 20 years Prom Plus has given CVHS seniors and their guests a safe alternative to an after prom party. Prom Plus Club was founded five years ago to promote the main organization and has since become a strong community service club.

This year, the VIPs will be riding down Honolulu Avenue in Ford Mustangs spanning several eras. The parade will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

The parade will also be honoring local World War II veterans.

There will be two commentary booths that will announce to parade-goers the entrants. Rick Dinger and Jane Kane will be at the booth on Honolulu at Market avenues. Their commentary will be televised and live streamed. Leila and Vince Bell will be at a booth at Wickham Way.

The parade begins at 6:10 p.m. and will travel along Honolulu Avenue from Rosemont Avenue heading east to Verdugo Road. Those who are walking in the parade will check in on Honolulu Avenue just east of La Crescenta Avenue, unless otherwise advised.

Anyone with questions can find a volunteer who will be wearing a yellow, green or red “parade” jacket.

Those who don’t want to come to the parade route can still view it live on GREG TV on Charter Cable channel 15 and on U-Verse channel 99 Glendale Community Access.  It can also be viewed streaming live on the web via a link on

Below is a list of entries in their order of appearance on the parade route.

Glendale Police Helicopter – Santa Claus

Glendale Police Motorcycle Officers Brigade

Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade

San Fernando Rangers

U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

Glendale Fire Dept. Chief Harold Scoggins

Jr. Grand Marshal – Banner

Jr. Grand Marshal – Prom Plus Club

AYSO Region 88 VIP Program

Air Force Jr. ROTC Color Guard

Jr. ROTC Drill Team and Cadets

Angelo Chiarot, U.S. Navy

Russell & Virginia Bartolett, U.S. Navy

Mel & Virgina Paulson, U.S. Army Air Force

Bud Bogust, U.S. Army Air Force

American Legion Post 288 & VFW Post 1614

Scout Contingent No. 1

Glendale High School Marching Band & Cheer

Roosevelt Middle School Marching Band & Cheer

Wilson Middle School Marching Band & Cheer

Wilson Middle School ASB students

Montrose Christian Montessori School

Happy Mom Music

City of Glendale (Platinum Sponsor)

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan Family

Councilmember Laura Friedman

Councilmember Ara Najarian

Councilmember Dave Weaver

Councilmember Paula Devine

Ardshes “Ardy” Kassakhian, Glendale City Clerk

Glendale Police Dept. Chief Robert M. Castro

Campbell Center and Glendale PD

St. Francis Drumline

St. Francis High School Mountain Bike Team

Scout Contingent No. 2

Montrose Shopping Park Association  (Platinum Sponsor)

Montrose Shopping Park Association – Board of Directors

Unto Us a Child is Born

Los Angeles Citywide Children’s Christian Choir (LA4C)

CA Senator Carol Liu

Scout Contingent No. 3

Village Christian Crusader Band & Cheerleaders

Our Lady of Lourdes Tujunga Spirit Squad & Flag Football

Cloud Preschool – GUSD

Tiny Tots Gymnastics

CA Assemblyman – Mike Gatto

YMCA Tribes Program

The Honolulu Avenue Strolling Strummers

Glendale College Parent Education Association

Scout Contingent No. 4

U.S. Forest Service & Smokey Bear

Montrose Travel (Platinum Sponsor)

CVHS Falcons Marching Band

CV Falcons Lacrosse

CV High School Mountain Bike Team

CVHS Robotics 589 & LCHS Engineering Club 2429

Horace Mann Cheer

Grand Marshal Banner

Grand Marshal – Johnny Harrison


California Youth Spirit Corp

A World of Service, Soroptimist of the Verdugos

Korean-American Federation, North L.A.

A Moveable Feast (Friends of Rockhaven)

Lincoln 500

MB2 Raceway

Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA

Rosemont Middle School Band & Drumline

Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber (Silver Sponsor)

Glendale Elks Lodge 1289

Early Rodders (Silver Sponsor)

Bob Smith Toyota/Scion (Silver Sponsor)

California Film Commission – Anthony Portantino

Clark Magnet School & Electromotive (Gold Sponsor)

Clark Magnet High School Bike Club

Clark Magnet High School FIRST Robotics Team 696

J’s Maintenance (Silver Sponsor)

La Cañada High School Marching Spartans

La Cañada Gladiators

Kelly & Small CPAs LLP (Silver Sponsor)

Armenian Sisters’ Academy

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

Crescenta Valley Town Council & Youth Town Council

CV Park Cheer

Friends of the Crescenta Valley Dog Park

PMCS (Silver Sponsor)

Mrs. Santa Claus

South Pasadena Middle School Tiger Cub Marching Band


PDC (Professional Development Center) Glendale Community College

L.A. Responsible Pitbull Owners

St. James Elementary School & Holy Redeemer Middle School

Walk Bike Glendale

Montrose Peace Vigil (Silver sponsor)

Showtime Show Choir

Keppel Elite & Keppel Elite Dance

Hoover Tornado Marching Band and Toll Titan Middle School

Toll ELITE and CHEER Team

Hoover Tornado Marching Band Truck

Starbucks – Montrose (Silver Sponsor)

CV Sheriff Dept. – Captain Bill Song

CV Sheriff Dept. – Uniformed Reserve Deputies

Montrose Search & Rescue

CV Sheriff Dept. – Volunteers on Patrol (“VOP”)

Burbank/Burroughs Alumni Band

GUSD  & GREG TV (Gold Sponsor)

GUSD Board of Education VP Christine Walters & Member Nayiri Nahabedian

GUSD Boardmember Dr. Armina Gharpetian

Dr. Armina Gharpetian Family

Glendale Unified School District – GUSD Leadership Staff

Glendale Teachers Association

Casa Cordoba & Casita Flamenca

California Highway Patrol – Captain Strull

Montrose Mini Bike Club

Poly High Drill Team

Keller Williams Glendale & Kiwanis Club of Glendale (Bronze Sponsor)

Keller Williams Realty – Glendale (Bronze Sponsor)

Hula ‘Oia ‘i ‘o

GCC – Dr. & Mrs. Vahé Peroomian, President

Glendale Community College Associated Students

Glendale Community College Police Chief Gary Montecuello

Glendale Water and Power

Burbank HS Bulldog Drumline

Ruby Red Hatters

Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce

Crescenta Valley Weekly (Gold Sponsor)

Glendale Youth Alliance

In Memory of Jerry “Wolfman” Van Orden

Shadowland Foundation

Santa Claus