Long Beach Holiday Parades
Long Beach is so fond of the holidays that the city is home to not one, not two, but three distinct and very popular Christmas parades – celebrations that wind through popular business districts, historic neighborhoods and charming canals. Here’s where and when Long Beach will be marching to its Christmas beat!
DAISY LANE PARADE
Another old-timer with a lot of kick to it, the folks on Daisy Lane have been offering one of the most popular parades in the city for the last 68 years. It’s a unique community event with lots of bright lights and decorations, holiday displays and nativity scenes, and a whole lot of joy for the whole family. The parade will return to its historic format this year, and will take place on Saturday, December 10, starting at 5 pm. The Daisy Lane Parade began in 1953 as the brainchild of Gertrude Whittle, who worked with the Long Beach City Council and Council of Churches to help decorate the grass median on Daisy Avenue with a Christmas Village and nativity scene. Today, the parade is organized and run by the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance and Maria Norvell, who is fondly known as the Mother of Christmas Tree Lane.