The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes much awaited events such as this year’s grand Christmas parade in Los Angeles, California. The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade is set to hold its live event on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m., beginning at Orange, going down along Hollywood Boulevard all the way to Vine St. then to Sunset Blvd. and back to Orange.
Apart from huge character balloons like The Grinch, Cat in the Hat, and Scooby Doo, and vehicles ridden by popular personalities, the event will have two stages for musical performances. According to the event’s press release, music will be provided by artists like the Band of Merrymakers, featuring Mark McGrath, Natasha Bedingfield, Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees), Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and Sam Hollander; Alexander Jean featuring B.C. Jean and Mark Ballas; among others. Meanwhile, kids and kids at heart will be entertained by the magicians from the show “Masters of Illusion” in the Magic of Christmas segment.
There will also be special appearances from the cast of popular soaps, namely Martha Madison, Deidre Hall and Galen Gering of “Days Of Our Lives”; Scott Clifton and Jacqueline Macinnes Wood of “The Bold & The Beautiful”; Tristan Rogers, Kate Linder, Bryton James and Christel Khalil of “The Young & Restless”; and Rick Hearst, Emme Rylan and Bradford Anderson of “General Hospital.”
The event will feature the magician-entertainer duo Penn & Teller of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” as Grand Marshals, while celebrities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, and Montel Williams will co-host along with Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton as special co-hosts.
The celebration will feature Toys for Tots, a program that “is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere,” with Deidre Hall to provide a special presentation to the effort. And for his exemplary work when it comes to charity, Oscar de la Hoya will be given the Humanitarian Award.
Tickets for the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade are available for purchase through Ticketmaster, but those who can’t be there can watch a delayed telecast on The CW, to be aired Friday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. The Hallmark Channel will also have multiple airings from Sunday, Dec. 19.