Thank you to all the amazing parade entries who participated in the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 12, 2015. We had 133 parade entries, more than 2400 people participated in this year's parade. We would like to congratulate the winners of this year's parade entry contest:
- Best Christmas Theme: #82 Glendale Rotary Club
- Most Entertaining: #35 Arizona Swing Kids
- Best Overall Appearance: #114 The Light of the World Chorale Assembly
- Best Marching Band: #72 Washington High School
Some current pictures are on our Facebook page and we will be posting more soon.
Thank you also to our amazing volunteers and supportive sponsors. You al helped create a great community event to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
The Hometown Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned community event for the whole family—to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and all its glory. We are inviting churches, businesses and other community groups from all over the Valley to join us for this very special parade.
We are excited to announce that Brian Mueller, President of Grand Canyon University will be our honorary guest at this year's parade!
There are many ways to be involved: parade entry (float, singing group, etc.), volunteer, committee member, and Community Champion. Please visit the Parade Entry or Support the Parade section of this web site for more details on how to become involved.
The Hometown Christmas Parade is produced by the non-profit organization Glendale Christmas Parade, which is made up of community members who share a passion for letting the true star of Christmas shine. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Fink
602.301.6193 or Julie Peterson
For a great cause!
The Hometown Christmas parade is active the whole month of November leading up to the parade collecting non-perishable food items for Hope for Hunger. Please join us! If you would like boxes or to schedule a pick for a food drive through your organizations please fill out the form here.
On parade day, please bring non-perishable food items, clothing or new toys to donate to ABC15's Operation Santa Claus presented by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. Donations and proceeds support Hope for Hunger, St. Mary's Food Bank, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Military Assistance Mission and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix. Collection locations will be set up along the parade route.
Do you like to sing?
Join the Hometown Christmas Carolers as the final entry in the parade! We are looking for outgoing, fun singers of all skill levels to be a part of the Hometown Christmas Carolers! The Hometown Christmas Carolers will be the grand finale entry walking in the Hometown Christmas Parade. We’ll share the joy of the Christmas season with all through music. For more information contact Sounds of The Southwest Singers firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-703-5861. Or click here to SIGN UP TODAY!