Everyone loves a parade. Christmas comes once a year, and if you are
in the holiday spirit after the Holiday Party, you can BE A PART OF
the parade. The El Segundo 55th Annual Holiday Parade takes place on
Sunday, December 9th. Line-up is from 12:00 Noon - 12:15 PM. The
parade begins at 1:00 P.M.
El Segundo is a small town located in the South Bay. We hold a small
town parade here. The Boy Scouts (cordless drill team), Girl Scouts,
Pop Warner Football and Cheerleaders, baton twirlers, Little League,
horse teams, Shriners, preschools, barber shop quartets, junior
high and high school bands, along with various businesses have
participated in the past and are all expected back this year. The
chamber of commerce claims that 5000 people attend this parade each
Even though this is a driving club, this will be the shortest and
SLOWEST run that you will ever participate in. Following the parade,
we will meet at a restaurant to recap the harrowing experiences that
we had at top speeds of seven miles per hour driving down the middle
of the yellow line.
Our line up position is TBD.
Here are the run directions:
1) Zero out your odometers and line up on Imperial Avenue
2) 0.1 turn LEFT on Main
3) 1.1 Parade ends at Main and El Segundo
4) Drive to California Pizza Kitchen in
FAIR WARNING NOTE: There is LIMITED
ACCESS TO BATHROOMS near the start of the parade route.
Here are the rules for entries into the parade:
1) You are encouraged to decorate your entry (car) based upon the
theme of the parade and/or holiday season.
2) All designs and entries should be suitable for family viewing.
3) Please do NOT use a representative in a Santa costume. Santa
ALWAYS rides on the Chevron Fire Truck at the end of the parade. We
would not want children to be confused by seeing more than one
4) Commercial advertising is prohibited, but two banners or signs
(maximum size 6’ X 2’) may be placed on two sides of the entry to
acknowledge sponsoring companies/organizations.
5) Candy or other items may NOT be thrown from a car/van/float, etc.
If items are to be distributed, then you may have members of your
group (read that as “passenger”) walk along side the crowd at the
curb and hand them out. (This rule is pretty much ignored, though).
PARADE PREP: The now defunct Imperial
Avenue School parking lot where me met in the past to decorate our
cars is UNAVAILABLE. This area is now fenced off for construction.
We will prep for the parade at the line-up location.
PARADE LINE-UP: Here is a link to a map
of the area where we will cue up for the parade: