Announcing the 2016 Parade Winners

There were so many fantastic entries in this year's parade that the judges had a difficult time choosing the winners. Congratulations to the following entries on their awards:

Best Adaptation of the Theme: #9 Catlin Court Wagon Brigade

Most Entertaining: #30 Year Up

Best Appearance: #104 Maricopa Minis & Friends

Best Band: #61 La Joya Community High School Marching Band

Thank you to everyone who participate this year! We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you again next year.....mark your calendar for Saturday, December 9th, 2017!!

About the Parade

The Hometown Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned community event for the whole family—to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and all its glory. We are inviting churches, businesses and other community groups from all over the Valley to join us for this very special parade.

The Hometown Christmas Parade is produced by the non-profit organization Glendale Christmas Parade, which is made up of community members who share a passion for letting the true star of Christmas shine.  If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Blake 623.561.5547 or Julie Peterson at 602-460-4472. 

There are many ways to be involved: parade entry (float, singing group, etc.), volunteer, committee member, and Community Sponsor. Please visit the Parade Entry or Support the Parade section of this web site for more details on how to become involved.  

Hometown Christmas Parade Special Guest: Josh West

Josh West is a vocalist and songwriter from Glendale, AZ. While competing on Season 12 of NBC's hit show The Voice, he received a four chair turn and a standing ovation from the coaches. Adam Levine, who often compared Josh to his younger rock 'n roll self, was his coach. He made it to the Top 20 before being eliminated in the Live Playoffs. We look forward to having Josh as our special guest in the parade this winter!

For a great cause!

The Hometown Christmas parade is active the whole month of November leading up to the parade collecting non-perishable food items for Hope for Hunger. Please join us! If you would like boxes or to schedule a pick for a food drive through your organization please fill out the form here.  

On parade day, please bring non-perishable food items, clothing or new toys to donate to ABC15's Operation Santa Claus presented by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. Donations and proceeds support Hope for Hunger, St. Mary's Food Bank, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Military Assistance Mission and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix. Collection locations will be set up along the parade route.  


Do you like to sing?  

Join the Hometown Christmas Carolers as the final entry in the parade! We are looking for outgoing, fun singers of all skill levels to be a part of the Hometown Christmas Carolers! The Hometown Christmas Carolers will be the grand finale entry walking in the Hometown Christmas Parade. We’ll share the joy of the Christmas season with all through music. For more information contact Sounds of The Southwest Singers at or call 623-703-5861. Or click here to SIGN UP TODAY!

Do you like to sing? 
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Parade Route