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If you hate the winter holidays, now would be a good time to head for a cave. Weekends are filling up with Southland holiday rites and rituals.

Pasadena's annual Doo Dah Parade is Sunday, November 21 at 11:30 AM. The parade takes place in the Old Pasadena district. It begins at Raymond and Holly Streets, goes south on Raymond to Colorado Boulevard, west on Colorado Blvd. to Pasadena Avenue.

The event started out as a satire on Rose Parade pretentions, but has become a welcome showcase for expressions of SoCal wackiness.

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Past parades have included The Queen Mummers, Linoleum Bonaparte, Clown Doctors from Outer Space, Bungee Barbies, Simian to Human, Dead Rose Queens, The Spawn of Captain James T. Kirk, Elvirus & the Vaccines, the Grand Old Hags, Amnesty International, The Human Burrito, Caesar's Circus, Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Synchronized Housing Drill Team, Macho Dog & Bones, Johnny Neurotic, Raelian Religion, The Howdy Krishna's, Men of Leisure, Torment of Roses, Claude Rains & the 20-Man Memorial Invisible Man Marching Drill Team and more.

We have a soft spot for long-time Doo Dah house band, "Snotty Scotty & the Hankies."

Next weekend, November 28th, it's Hollywood's turn to host the "Hollywood Christmas Parade," which may be the last one ever, according to CityBeat (via