LONG BEACH, CA – The City of Long Beach and the Office of Seventh District Councilmember Roberto Uranga, along with the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA), will host the 68th Annual Daisy Lane Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m., with a night of holiday entertainment on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.
“I am so excited for the return of the Daisy Lane Parade,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This is an event with so much history in our community, and I know this year’s celebration will be better than ever.”
The festive parade will begin on Daisy Avenue at West Burnett Street and travel south down the eastside of Daisy Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), where it will make its way around the median and back up the westside of Daisy Avenue to conclude at West Hill Street. Daisy Avenue between Willow Street and PCH will be closed to vehicle traffic for the parade staging area and parade route. Residents may view the complete parade route here.
The night of holiday entertainment will include various dazzling performances to bring holiday cheer to spectators. A stage will be set up on the Daisy Lane median at Daisy Avenue and 20th Street. Additional details, including the entertainment lineup, will be available at a later date.
“Our Daisy Lane Parade has been a holiday staple for our community for many years,” said Seventh District Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “I am excited for its grand return around the median and the accompanying night of entertainment, and I look forward to sharing the joy of the holiday season with everyone there.”
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 Daisy Lane Parade is stewarded by WANA and Maria Norvell, who is fondly known as the Mother of Christmas Tree Lane.
The Daisy Lane Parade and night of entertainment are presented by the City and Seventh District Councilmember Roberto Uranga with additional support from the Long Beach Airport, Port of Long Beach and various community organizations.