Special Event VIDEO & Photo Coverage

See/Hear Long Beach's 60th Annual Daisy Ave. Christmas Parade

(Dec. 16, 2013) -- provides Special Event On-Demand VIDEO coverage, plus a photo gallery below, of the 60th Annual Daisy Ave. Christmas Parade.

The grassroots organized and presented event, first presented in 1953, is believed to be the only major Christmas parade in a large American city that travels through a residential street (not a commercial thoroughfare.) For a history of the parade, written by Maria Norvell (co-founder of the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance) click here.'s extended on-demand VIDEO coverage makes the event accessible nationally and internationally (thank you to our viewers across Long Beach and beyond.) Our VIDEO coverage made possible by Vanco Properties, Desert Express Trucking, the Port of Long Beach and Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance. has an initial photo gallery up now with further photos coming.

Crowds lined Daisy Ave. between Pacific Coast Highway and Burnett St. for this year's parade, which featured 78 entries including city officials, city agencies, community groups, neighborhood businesses and plus Santa Claus.

The Long Beach Junior Concert Band brought its own snow flurry...

...and sounded terrific (hear them on the video.)

Mayor Bob Foster orates, First Lady Nancy Foster records's unofficial favorite entry: the plastic chicken promoting live and fresh chickens at PCH Poultry

The Godmother of the Daisy Ave. Christmas Parade: Maria Norvell.

WANA co-founder Joan Greenwood.

Santa Claus arrives.

Councilman James Johnson.

Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Friends of LB Public Libraries

Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia

Multiple Misses

Councilman Steven Neal

Port of Long Beach

City Prosecutor Doug Haubert (left) and Long Beach School Board Member Dr. Felton Williams (right)

Signal Hill Vice Mayor Ed Wilson ..

Long Beach City College Trustees (foreground) Roberto Uranga (left) and Doug Otto (right)

Long Beach City College Trustees (in motion on float) Dr. Tom Clark (gives a hearty wave), also aboard float is Trustee Mark Bowen

LBCC Trustee Candidate Dr. Marshall Blesofsky

Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee (walking, 4th dist. Councilman Patrick O'Donnell waves to crowd from fire truck

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell

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