2018 East Los Angeles Christmas Parade Takes Over Whittier Blvd. - NBC Southern California

2018 East Los Angeles Christmas Parade Takes Over Whittier Blvd.

A festival including music, food and prizes will be held from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Whittier Boulevard and Arizona Avenue.

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    East LA Xmas Parade Final2

    (Published Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018)

    The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade was held Sunday along Whittier Boulevard with KKRL-FM morning show host Big Boy as the grand marshal.

    The parade began at noon at Whittier Boulevard and Eastern Avenue, headed east on Whittier Boulevard, concluding at Goodrich Boulevard.

    A festival including music, food and prizes was held from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Whittier Boulevard and Arizona Avenue.

    Cal State Los Angeles has been designated as the education grand marshal. Other parade participants include actors Danny Trejo and Jovan Armand, comedian Felipe Esparza, recording artist Kap G, marching bands, classic car clubs, equestrian units and folklorico groups.

    NBC4's Alysha Del Valle and NBCLA puppy Zuma were also in the parade.

    The parade was one of the largest and longest running Christmas parades that focused on the Latino community until being suspended in 2009. It was revived in 2016. More than 90,000 people lined Whittier Boulevard to watch last year's parade, organizers said.

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