Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade lights up Wrigley

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daisy avenue christmas tree lane parade in wrigleyThe Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade will march on December 8, 2012! The Christmas Tree Lane Parade begins at 5 p.m. and travels along Daisy Avenue from Hill Street to Pacific Coast Highway and returns.

And, don’t miss the annual holiday village set up in the grassy median as well. The display stays up all month for folks driving through Wrigley to enjoy while out scouting for lights.

Last year, more than 18,000 people participated in the Daisy Avenue Parade and holiday events. This year the organizers say they are hoping to make the event even larger. The Christmas parade will include bands, vintage cars, youth groups and local dignitaries. The Long Beach Fire Department comes last as the escort of a very important guest — Santa.

For Wrigley residents, the annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade is more than a parade, it’s an opportunity to come together and celebrate the holidays with friends and family.

The parade in Wrigley began in 1953 when Gertrude Whittle asked the Long Beach City Council and Council of Churches to help her decorate the park-like median on Daisy Avenue with a Christmas Village and nativity scene. Soon after, many of the area residents between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street began decorating their homes as well and Daisy Lane came to light. Each year the holiday event grows to include more displays, entertainment and of course the well-attended parade.

christmas-tree-lane-paradeThese days, the Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade receives support from the City of Long Beach, the Wrigley Association, local business sponsors and community members. For more information contact the 7th District Council office at (562) 570-6139.

The annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade travels through Wrigley on December 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The holiday season officially kicks off in Wrigley the night before with a tree-lighting ceremony, carolers and awards for the home decorating contest on December 7 at 7 p.m..


2 Responses to “Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade lights up Wrigley”
  1. Orville Glen Asman says:

    Christmas Tree lane was always a highlight to my sister and I when we were in gradeschool some forty years ago. As I recently drove some friends over to see if it was still in existence I was pleased to see that it still is. However, I was very dissappointed that the three wise men following the star and the baby Jesus manger and all the sheep have been left out of the exhibits now. As Christ is the reason for the season, why is He left out of this great old celebration of Christmas, Christ’s birth?

    • Lynn Del Lewis says:

      Ditto the above comment. My dad took us there every year and I am now 45. I live in England now but thought I’d look it up on the internet. I am glad to see that it is still going. It was always nice to see Jesus in the manger. That is sad if he is not there…was this intentional? I recently went to a panto in London and it was actually great to see Santa singing about Jesus! Being politically corrent can erase all meaning out of celebrations!