Councilmember Uranga Announces Participant Applications for The 61st Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade
2014-11-04 · By Editor
The Office of Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga has made available participant applications for the 61st Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade, which will be taking place on Saturday, December 13, 2014. This unique community event is a collaborative effort between the City of Long Beach and local neighborhood groups, the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance and Wrigley Association, that sees community members come together to enjoy a parade and entertainment nights during the holiday season. Noting the occasion, Councilmember Uranga stated:
“The annual Daisy Lane Parade has always been an occasion that brings together neighbors, families, and the City of Long Beach. It is a tradition that has stood the test of time because the residents of Wrigley understand the important role that the parade plays for our communities. As a longtime resident of the Wrigley neighborhood, my family has taken part in many memorable editions of the parade and I look forward to seeing this tradition continue.”
The Daisy Lane Parade began in 1953 as the brainchild of Gertrude Whittle. She was able to persuade the Long Beach City Council and Council of Churches to help decorate the grass median on Daisy Avenue between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street with a Christmas Village and nativity scene. Soon after, many area residents began decorating their homes and Daisy Lane. As the event grew, the inclusion of more displays, entertainment nights, and a parade have shaped the tradition that we now know.
All interested parties are encouraged to visit the official Daisy Lane Parade website at bit.ly/DaisyParade2014 or contact the Office of Councilmember Uranga at (562) 570-7777.