The Hollywood Christmas Parade has been an American tradition, celebrating it’s 81st year in 2012.
Tinsel Town glitters with stars again this year as we kick off the Holiday season with The Hollywood Christmas Parade. This years grand marshal will be Joe Mantegna. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia. The event will be hosted by Laura Mckenzie, from the Laura Mckenzie traveler and Erik Estrada, a.k.a. Ponch from the 70’s series Chips. These two are no strangers to co-hosting. They worked together 10 years ago on American Adventurer and recently reunited in 2010 with a brand new series World’s Funniest Moments. Dean Cain (“Ripley’s Believe It or Not!“) will host the music portion, and Elizabeth Stanton and Rob Pinkston will serve as parade reporters.
The parade will feature high school marching bands, classic cars, horse riding teams, balloons and of course celebrities of all ages. Some of the celebrities slated to be in the parade are: Tiffany Thorton, From So Random, Lea Thompson, known for her role in Back to the Future, Allisyn Ashley Arm, from Sonny With a Chance, Jason Earles, from Hannah Montana, and so much more.
No Christmas parade would be complete without Santa Clause. Children of all ages line the streets of Hollywood, each year, eagerly anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus and the official start of the Holiday Season. For those lucky bystanders, a wink and wave from St. Nick is an added blessing!
So grab your family and come out for the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 25th beginning at 6:30pm. Parade route begins at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange right in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. It makes a U-shape and ends at Sunset and Orange. Click here for a printable map of the parade route. Parking is available at Hollywood & Highland or metered street parking. For more information visit the official website.
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