Special Groups


California Highway Patrol

Our motto is “Safety, Service, and Security.” We take a pro-active stance against crime, trying not only to protect our public, but by showing the public how to protect themselves. We promote safe driving for all ages, we have programs designed to teach kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and we provide support to victims of crimes. Help us keep our roads and highways safe. Do your part by driving safely, and reminding others of their responsibilities on the road. Volunteer for one of our Community Outreach programs. Or be a mentor for young adults. California’s safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Falun Dafa

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice based on the Principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. This ancient practice was first introduced to The public in China in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi and is now practiced in over 70 countries worldwide by more than 100 million people.

Galaxy Press

L. Ron Hubbard’s tales written during America’s golden age of storytelling have something for every taste, every reader. They will take you to a time when fiction was good clean entertainment and the most fun a kid could have on a rainy afternoon or the best thing an adult could enjoy after a long day at work. Pick up an adventure, mystery, western, science fiction or a fantasy tale and discover for yourself “Stories from the Golden Age” – Where Adventure Comes to Life!


Star Car Central

Come see your favorite cars from your favorite TV shows and movies in the parade! Star Car Central is a Hollywood based TV and Movie car group of owners/builders of famous vehicles! No hiding behind velvet ropes, they are all about street legal dream machines! Check out their current line up, visit the many links to learn more about the originals and replicas!


Peter Pan & Tinker Bell: A Pirate’s Christmas

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Lythgoe Family Productions’ PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL A PIRATES CHRISTMAS — starring Sabrina Carpenter as “Wendy”, Parvesh Cheena as “Smee”, Chrissie Fit as “Tinker Bell”, Corey Fogelmanis as “John”, August Maturo as “Michael, John O’Hurley as “Captain Hook”, Kevin Quinn as “Peter Pan”, and Nikki SooHoo as “Tiger Lily.  Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates’ plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure, which features comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS plays December 9, 2015 – January 3, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse.   For tickets and more information visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org


The Way to Happiness with Cri-Cri

The “Way to Happiness” float features Cri-Cri.



The Nebuta float is inspired by the popular Nebuta Festival of Aomori Prefecture, one of the largest and most famous festivals in all of Japan that dates back hundreds of years. The float was designed by Japanese Master Artist, Hiroo Takenami, specifically to be showcased here in Los Angeles. Its colorful design was carefully hand-painted and constructed on traditional Japanese washi paper and outfitted with over 3,000 LED lights. This year’s float depicts the “Legend of Yoshitsune,” the story of the celebrated general of the Minamoto clan, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who by divine power, safely travels across the ocean for battle.


Miss Hispanidad

MHI is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural beauty pageant produced and directed by two very talented professionals, Silvio Nicholas Walters, and Elie Cane, with an extensive background in Business, the creative fields of Interior design, Fashion design, and the pageantry world.
Our mission statement is: to be committed to Embrace, Promote Respect, and Tolerance of Cultural Diversity.
We focus on developing confidence and building self esteem in our youth through our coaching, training, and inspiring them to become active Humanitarian Leaders.
MH is also known for the hands-on approach to charitable work and the support provided to various organizations, communities, and the humanitarian work of the individual contestants.

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Air Force Minijet Team

The Air Force Mini Jet Team, a group of all-volunteer Sergeants and Airman, for the purpose of making difference in the lives of children.


Sister Cities of Los Angeles

A sister city is created when a community decides to join with a community in another nation to learn more about one another, and to develop friendly meaningful exchanges. A sister city becomes official with the signing of a formal agreement by the top elected officials of the two jurisdictions. A sister city is a broad-based, officially approved, long-term partnership between two communities. These partnerships have the potential to perform the widest possible diversity of activities of any international program, including every type of municipal, business, professional, educational, and cultural exchange or project. Sister city programs involve local government, businesses, and a wide variety of citizen volunteers including nonprofit organizations.


The 501st Legion

The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity. While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism. With over 7,000 members internationally, the 501st Legion is active in countries throughout the world. The Legion seeks to spread the love of Star Wars through contributions to local communities.  In SoCal, the Legion is represented by the Southern California Garrison.  They are joined by members of the Rebel Legion and the R2 Builders Club.  For more information, please visit: www.southerncaliforniagarrison.com

Mamma Kingston Food Truck

Mama Kingston Food Trucks

 Health Net On The Move RV


Health Net is providing community outreach during Covered CA open enrollment from Nov. 1, 2015 thru Jan. 31, 2016. Families and individuals can qualify for financial assistance – either with your monthly premiums or your co-pays and deductibles. Follow the Health Net On The Move or ‘En Movimiento’ RV visiting communities throughout Southern CA with certified Covered CA enrollment counselors ready to assist you, or visit Healthnet.com for more information.


Blazen Divas

The Blazen Divaz from beautiful Coeur d’Alene (Cor-da-lane), Idaho are a community based dance team comprised of Moms, Grandmas and great-Grandmas who combine their love of dance with the latest in LED lighting technology to provide the Wow factor where ever they go.  The Blazen Divaz have performed their high energy routines throughout the Pacific Northwest, East Coast, and British Columbia. These ladies are beyond thrilled to be performing at The Hollywood Christmas Parade and would like to thank everyone for their kind hospitality and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  The Divaz have the honor to have been selected to represent the State of Idaho in the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and will be traveling to Waikiki for this historic event on Dec 7, 2016.