Tony Hawk in as Grand Marshal for 2015 Festival of Lights Parade in Palm Springs

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the 2015 edition of the Festival of Lights Parade in Palm Springs.

Hawk will be in town for the 2nd annual El Gato Skateboard Classic taking place in Palm Springs the same weekend.

The 24th annual parade for the Festival of Lights (which is really more just a parade, not so much a festival) gets started at 5:45 p.m. on December 5th and will take place rain or shine on Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs.

Previous Grand Marshals for the parade were real housewife Lisa Vanderpump in 2014 and Thighmaster endorser Suzanne Somers in 2013.