The 86th Annual Christmas Parade Will Air Friday, December 15th On The CW And December 25th On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, will premiere as a two-hour primetime special tomorrow – Friday, December 15, 2017 — on The CW at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT (7:00 p.m. CT); and then repeat on Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 – at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT (4:00 p.m. CT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women overseas on the American Forces Network.
Hosted by Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie, along with Dean Cain and Montel Williams, (with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton), the parade is produced by Associated Television International and presented in association with The City of Los Angeles. The parade features the Marine Toys for Tots program, which is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere.
With Dr. Oz as Grand Marshal, musical performances will be featured during the national telecast, including a special 40th Anniversary performance by The Village People, CeeLo Green, Ruben Studdard, The Band of Merrymakers featuring Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees), Zach Barrett (American Authors), Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz & The Tantrums) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde of “School of Rock,” American Idol winner from Season 14, Nick Fradiani, Tom Dixon, The Tearaways, The Tenors, Donny and Marie and Human Nature. The parade will also feature a special tribute for Toys for Tots from Ludacris; and a magic performance Tommy Wind and Titou of The CW hit series, “Masters of Illusion.”
Celebrity appearances include: the cast of The Young And The Restless, celebrating their 45th Anniversary, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow, who reunite for the 60th Anniversary of Leave It To Beaver; Jermaine Dupri, Reno Wilson, the cast of POPTV’s new reality series Cash Cowboys, Burt Ward, Tara Reid, the cast of The Bay, the cast of This Just In, Jacqie and Johnny from UNIVERSO’s hit celeb-reality show The Riveras, the cast of Days of Our Lives, Thomas Barbusca and Asia Monet.
A true Hollywood yearly tradition, the parade attracts more than one million in attendance each year, with larger than life inflatable character balloons, award winning bands, colorful equestrians, ornate floats, popular characters/novelties, celebrity filled cars and, of course, Santa Claus making the much heralded trek down the over three mile parade route.
To learn more about this year’s 86th Anniversary, please visit the parade’s official website at: www.
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