Christmas came early this year for the residents of Compton during the city’s 64th annual Compton Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9. This year’s theme was, “Peace and Happiness for Every Child at Heart.”
This past weekend, Compton native, ABC “black-ish” star, and Emmy-nominated actor Anthony Anderson served as the Grand Marshal of the parade. Anderson was joined by members of the cast of “black-ish” as well as fellow Compton native’s rapper, songwriter and actor YG, rap pioneers 2nd II None and Olympic gold medalist Carmelita “The Jet” Jeter.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan, Senator Steve Bradford, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Carson Mayor Albert Robles, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, and 2017 Miss Compton title holder Maliyah Mason participated in the festivities.
The parade kicked off at 11:00 a.m. with celebrities, media personalities, elected officials, marching bands, equestrians, dance troupes, cheer squads and local residents traveling west on Compton Boulevard from Bullis Road to Alameda Street celebrating the city’s annual parade.
Visit www.lasentinel.net to see more images from this year’s Compton Christmas Parade.