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!



2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mike Kileen, President
Brent Casper, Vice-President & Judge Coordinator
Terry McCormick, Treasurer
Sylvia Cariker, Secretary
Amy McGuire, Band Coordinator
Greg Cronk, Committee Member
Cathy Butler, Committee Member
David George, Committee Member
David Taylor, Committee Member

BOARD SUPPORT

Mira Patel, Parade Coordinator
Susan Walters, KHSD Choir 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

FLOAT JUDGES

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