Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade

Annual Parade - Overview
The Annual Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade is held on the first Saturday of December, rain or shine. In 2017 it was held on December 2.  Full details about this year's parade are below.  In 2018 it will be held on December 1.

Amateur Radio licensee volunteers from throughout Santa Clara County provide emergency radio communications support to local service and public safety agencies during the parade in case of emergencies, or lost parents.  Typically over 20 volunteers sign-up.  

The most common service provided is helping to connect lost parents with their children. The parade is always a fun and useful activity to be associated with.  Our volunteers come back each year if they are available.  We are always looking for more volunteers.  The more volunteers, the better the coverage.

A standard resolution 2 hour DVD of the parade as it passed the corner of N. Santa Cruz Ave and Main Street is available.  The audio-video was captured in 2016 by SJ RACES Amateur TV volunteers (Michael Wright and Don Apte) on a standard resolution camera which was transferred to a DVD (4.7GB, too large to store on this server).  A copy is available by request to phertan@gmail.com.

To sign-up, you must be registered with the Santa Clara County ARES-RACES.org website, which you can do here.

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Perennial Participants
 #  Name                   Callsign     City/Town
  1 Patrick Dirks       N6PWD   MS/N Santa Cruz
  2 Gregg Kerlin        KM6CLI    LG/Kennedy North
  3 Bill Frantz             AE6JV       LG/Kennedy North
  4 Peri Frantz           KI6SLX     LG/Kennedy North
  5 Terry Shoup         N6WYA    LG/The Terraces
  6 Matthew Hudes  N6YJL      LG/Civic Center
  7 Clay Couger          WC6YJ     LG/Vista del Monte
  8 Peter Hertan        K6PLH     LG/Vista del Monte
  9 Vance Murakami KK6EAZ  LG/
10 Jeff Miller              N6KZV    LG/