Many do not realize, but the Bakersfield Christmas Parade Committee is a 501(c3) nonprofit comprised of educational professionals, community members and those passionate about the holidays! Unlike other communities, we rely on the support of local contributions to help make our Parade such a fun and entertaining evening for all! 

Each Holiday season more than 20,000 of our ‘closest friends’ join us downtown to celebrate the “Spirit of Christmas”. This unique free community event inspires delight and wonder for the young and young at heart and there is something for absolutely everyone!


Greg Cronk, President
Cathy Butler, Vice President
Terry McCormick, Treasurer
Sylvia Cariker, Secretary
Brent Casper,  Judge Coordinator
Amy McGuire, Band Coordinator


Mira Patel, Parade Coordinator
Amy McGuire, Performing Arts, PBVUSD
Michael Stone, Performing Arts, BCSD
Richard Eskew, Santa Claus
Cheryle Kileen, Mrs. Santa
Buddy & Greta Pretzer, Hospitality
Kern Kiwanis
Westchester Kiwanis


Brent Casper, Chairman
Kim Ballew
T.W. ‘Bill’ Curran
David George
Hank Hinse
Irma Layshot
Carolyn Womack