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Support the parade: Back our Kickstarter!

The Echo Park Community Parade has been a part of Echo Park for 50 years. Every December, rain or shine, students, businesses, officials, families, organizations, four-legged friends and Santa have marched down Sunset Boulevard to celebrate the spirit of our community.

To make this happen, we need your support! The Parade is a nonprofit but still has to cover the cost of permits, outreach, printing costs, car rentals and more. Which is why we have started the very first Echo Park Community Parade Kickstarter!

Pledges start at just $2 and go all the way up to $1,000. Backers receive thank you prizes from buttons to bumper stickers, tshirts and more. The grand prize? You get to ride with the big man – Santa – on the day of the parade!

Watch the video below and click here to support us!

Announcing our Grand Marshal & Parade Ambassadors!

Grand Marshal


Jesus Sanchez, longtime resident, community activist and award-winning journalist

Parade Ambassadors


Mrs. Evelia Perez, longtime community leader and former proprietor of El Batey Market


Mr. Ernesto Martinez, decorated WWII veteran and 60-year resident of Angelino Heights


The L.A. Derby Dolls, local women’s sports organization, recognized for their community service


The Los Angeles Host Lions Club, local institution, with decades-long history of commitment to the Echo Park community