• Wonderful Whittier

    Welcome to wonderful Whittier, located in sunny Los Angeles County, California. Whittier is located only 12 miles southeast of LA with a comfortable population of 80,000+ residents as of the latest census.

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  • Gateway of LA

    Whittier is one of the Gateway Cities. Because of it’s close proximity to LA, it’s practically like living in the giant city’s backyard! Enjoy all the benefits of city living without the hustle and bustle and hectic nature of downtown. To the east of Whittier is La Habra Heights and to the southeast is La Habra. Whittier is close to a large number of destinations within Los Angeles County.

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  • History Runs Deep

    Whittier is a city drenched in history. Incorporated in 1898, the city of Whittier has gone through many changes, but has still maintained the vision of an upscale dynamic community with great visions of growth and a strong commitment to providing a healthy and safe community. Here are some historic gems of Uptown Whittier which contribute to our vast culture and history. Find out more about Uptown Whittier’s Places of Interest.

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Whittier Uptown Association at the 2016 Shop Local Expo

Holiday Window Decorating Contest 2016

Deadline Decor: Monday, November 28th…Lights ON!

Get ready for the Holiday Shopping Season by decorating and enter to win! Applications due by November 22nd. Winners will be announced December 2nd and 3rd.

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Christmas Parade @ Uptown Whittier
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas Parade @ Uptown Whittier | Whittier | California | United States

The Whittier Uptown Association would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us at our Annual Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade. We invite you to come early, do some shopping, enjoy our fine restaurants, and get a good spot on the parade route!

The Parade will take place Rain or Shine!!

Attracting nearly 10,000+ parade watchers each year, the Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade is a community-wide celebration. The Parade will include marching bands, vintage automobiles, local dignitaries, floats, equestrians, civic groups, dance troupes, drill teams, marching bands and Santa Claus himself!

The Annual Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade promises to bring a smile to every face and plenty of warmth on a chilly December morning.


Participant Information

Instructions for Parade Participants (PDF)
Parade Line-Up, Listed Alphabetically (PDF)
Parade Line-Up, Listed Numerically (PDF)
Parade Route Map (PDF)

Our Annual Events

The Whittier Uptown Association (WUA) is responsible for organizing Uptown Whittier events including the Annual Christmas Parade, Annual Holiday Sonata, Annual Classic Car Show, and the Annual Antiques, Arts & Crafts Faire.

Our Mission

The mission of the Whittier Uptown Association (WUA) is to encourage tourism to its charming Historic community and promote the interests of its members. The WUA will achieve this by coordinating quality events which incorporate art, music, food, retail, and community.  It will serve to communicate the collective interest of its members, advocate architectural aesthetics, and work in partnership with the city of Whittier in order to foster our core values:

  • Nurture awareness of our diverse commerce in order to attract visitors
  • Serve members and their businesses
  • Promote safety, cleanliness and design integrity to attract visitors
  • Advocate progress and forward thinking within the business district of Uptown Whittier

Community Updates

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Preparing for El Nino 2016

Residents of Whittier are urged to prepare for the incoming storms from El Nino The following was prepared by the City...

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Winners of the 2015 Window Decorating Contest

Every year, the window displays get more creative and beautiful. It was a difficult process to select the top three decorated...

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WUA Store

Christmas Parade DVD
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2016 Whittier Uptown Calendar
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