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The 91st Anniversary Of Hollywood Christmas Parade
Supporting Marine Toys For Tots

Live Parade To Be Held On The Streets Of Hollywood, Ca
Sunday, November 26, 2023 At 6:00 P.m.

Don’t miss this year’s 91st Anniversary of The Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots! It will all happen live on the streets of Hollywood, CA as the parade makes it a 3.2-mile trek starting at Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard on a 50’ x 330’ Red Carpet on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., including live performances!  Grandstand Bleacher Seats open at 4:00 p.m. with Pre-Parade Entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Live Parade on Sunday, November 26th will be taped for a National Primetime Telecast airing on The CW Network on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST.                           

Led by Grand MarshalColonel Paris D. Davis, Retired, and recent recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military honor, the live parade will be presented by Associated Television International in association with The City of Los Angeles, hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, and Montel Williams, with Special Co-Host Elizabeth Stanton, Host of Season Three of The CW’s hit television show, World’s Funniest Animals.

This year’s live parade will feature 90 Hollywood Celebrities and VIPS, 14 Pre-Parade and Parade Performers, 10 award-winning bands, 6 large-than-life four-story character balloons, 3 colorful floats, 8 novelties, and 39 movie cars.  The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf, Santa Claus, and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season!  Learn more at www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Paradegoers are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early to secure spots along the parade route.  FREE Curbside Seating will be available along the parade route, starting at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, and continuing along the rest of the parade route on Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard.

WHO AND WHAT’S IN THE PARADE:
3 Pre-Parade Performers/Featured Acts Will Include:

  • Anna Azerli (New Zealand-born Italian Pop-Opera Singer) singing “O Holy Night”
  • Village People (American Disco Group) singing “Go Santa Go” and “YMCA”
  • The Grinch (Star of the Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Who will be featured in the parade and starring in his show at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, December 6 – 17, 2023, and at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, December 19 – 24, 2023.

90 Celebrities and VIPS in the Parade:  

  • Colonel Paris D. Davis, Retired (Recent Recipient of the Medal of Honor, our country’s highest military honor)
  • Mayor Karen Bass (43rd Mayor of Los Angeles and first ever African American Woman elected as Mayor of Los Angeles)
  • Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer, dancer, actress, choreographer, producer and television personality, Paula Abdul, a name synonymous with music, dance, and philanthropy, will be recognized as the 2023 Humanitarian of the Year at the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 26, 2023.  This esteemed honor will be presented by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, reflecting the depth of Paula Abdul’s generosity and her unwavering commitment to giving back to the community
  • Dwight Yoakum (Multiple Grammy Award-winning and Academy of Country Music Award-winning American Country Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Film Director)
  • Men and Women of Legend (WWII Veterans) Major Billy C. Hall, USMC Bill Dillon, and a Navy Submariner
  • Village People (American Disco Group)
  • Kerri Kasem (American Radio Host; Shows have included the nationally syndicated Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx; Former Judge on Who Will Rock You; Founder of Kasem Cares and Kasem Coalition, both created to raise awareness of elder abuse; Daughter of the late renowned radio personality, Casey Kasem) riding on The Way To Happiness Float, now celebrating their 40th Anniversary; accompanied by DJ Ashba (Guitarist of Guns N’ Roses & Sixx AM a band with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe)
  • Chris Kattan (Former Saturday Night Live star, A Night at the Roxbury, Adam and Steve) and his fiancé, Maria Libri (The Answer To My Prayer)
  • Cast Members from Peacock’s Killing It:  Craig Robinson and Rell Battle
  • NBC’s Quantum Leap:  Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett
  • Christina Vidal (Amazon’s FreeVee’s Primo)
  • Laura Bryna (American Country Singer)
  • Brandon Routh (Nerflix’s Scott Pilgrim Takes Off; Superman Returns)
  • Cast Members from TED:  Alanna Ubach and Georgia Whigham
  • State Senator Steven Bradford (Representing the 35th District in CA)
  • State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (Representing the 25th District in CA)
  • Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krikorian (26th President of Los Angeles City Council)
  • Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez (Los Angeles City Councilmember, 13th District)
  • Councilwoman Heather Hutt (Los Angeles City Councilwoman, 10th District)
  • Councilmember Kevin DeLeón (Los Angeles City Councilmember, 14th District)
  • Chaz Dean (Los Angeles Stylist; Creator of WEN Hair and Body Care, Colorist and Hairstylist at Chaz Dean Studio)
  • Ming-Na Wen (American Actress best known for playing Melinda May/The Calvary in “Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D,. Joy Woo in “The Joy Luck Club” and the voice of Mulan in the animated film, “Mulan”)
  • Aly & AJ (Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka) (American Pop Rock Duo who are sisters; Artists with Hollywood Records; their debut album, “Into The Rush” was certified gold by the Recording Industry of America) in Race To Erase MS car
  • Ginger Chan (KTLA5’s Traffic and News Reporter from the helicopter, Sky5)
  • Nancy Davis (President and Founder of Race To Erase MS, Philanthropist, Jewelry and Clothing Designer, and Author) and Christine Devine (American Television News Anchor, she can be seen on weeknights of KTTV’s Fox 11 News, Winner of 16 Emmy Awards, including the prestigious Governors Award) and Sean McNabb (American Actor and Bassist) in the Cure Addiction Now car
  • Victor Grimaldo (Spokesperson for Viva Panama), along with Siannah Collado and Desi Collado
  • Denise Richards (Starship Troopers, Wild Things, The World Is Not Enough)
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles led by Ernest H. Harrison, Music Director and Conductor (Performing “We Need A Little Christmas”)
  • Olivia Soli (Singer and Top 20 Contestant on the 2023 Season of American Idol performing “Grown Up Christmas List”)
  • WAR (American Funk/Rock/Soul Band; “Spill The Wine,” “The World Is A Ghetto,” “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider,” “Summer”)
  • Brant Daugherty  (Joyeux Noel, Pretty Little Liars, Days of Our Lives)
  • Stassi Schroeder Clark (Vanderpump Rules)
  • Tara Macri (Singer, Actress in “Outcry,” “Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll,” “The Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz:” Broadway: “Hairspray,” “Jersey Boys,” “The First Wives Club,” appeared as Amber Von Tussle in the U.S. Touring Company Production of “Hairspray”) performing “Christmas for Two”
  • Cast Members from General Hospital:  Josh Kelly and Tahj Bellow; Salvation Army (Spokesperson – BJ) Jen Lilley (The Artist, General Hospital) and Julie Garnyé (National Tours of CATS, HAIR and CHESS); Cast Members of Military Makeover: Art Edmunds, Jennifer Bertrand
  • Kate Linder (The Young and The Restless)
  • Cast Members of The Bold and the Beautiful: Kimberlin Brown, Ashley Jones, Naomi Matsuda
  • Cast Members from The CW’s Masters of Illusion:  Mat O’Neill, Nick Dopuch and My Uyên
  • Cast Members from Days of Our Lives:  Deidre Hall, Stephen Nichols)
  • Cast Members from The Bay:  A Martinez, Maxwell Caulfield, Karrueche Tran, Kristos Andrews
  • Jim Hill (Loa Angeles-based Sportscaster; Sports Anchor and Sports Director of KCBS-TV; Former American Defensive Back who played in the National Football League)
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • Jet Velocity All-Star Holiday Band 2023:  Jason Ebbs (Peter Criss), Janea Ebbs (Joe Crocker), Mitch Perry (Cher), Britt Lightening (Vixen), Dave Krussen (Pearl Jam), Roberta Freeman (Guns & Rosses) and Tommy Block (Scot Weiland)
  • Kiki Ebsen (Singer, Songwriter, and Actress Daughter of Buddy Ebsen, Grand Marshal of the 1968 Hollywood Christmas Parade
  • Chris Cocks (CEO of Hasbro)
  • The Hallmark Channel’s:  Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Erin Cahill (Power, and More Rangers Time Force) Andrew Walker (A Bride For Christmas), and Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls)
  • Salvation Army Hollywood (Spokesperson – BJ Korros (Celebrity Host The Hollywood Moment and Shout Out For A Cause)
  • Lieutenant General James B. Laster, USMC (Retired) (President and CEO of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation)
  • Staff Sergeant Adam Chandler, (Drum Major of United States Marine Corps Band, San Diego)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard (l to r) Corporal Roman T. Khweiss (Rifle), Sergeant Justin Calderon (American Flag), Sergeant Jose Camarena (Marine Flag) and Corporal Juan C. Perez (Rifle)
  • Santa Claus with his Marine Escorts, Staff Sergeant Jonathan E. Dang (from San Gabriel, CA) and Staff Sergeant Carlety A. Ventura (from Santiago Dominican Republic)

10 Award-Winning Bands:

  • United States Marine Corps Band (San Diego, California) “Hooray For Hollywood” and “Marine Hymn”
  • South Paulding High School Band (Douglasville, GA)
  • Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drums (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Granite Hills High School Grizzlies Band (Porterville, CA)
  • Korean American Youth Performing Artists (KAYPA) (Chino, California)
  • Oaxaca Philharmonic Band (30 members) plus 40 Indigenous
  • Dancers (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Golden Valley High School Band (San Clarita, CA)
  • PAVA World Traditional Korean Band (Los Angeles, California)
  • Compton High School Band (Compton, CA)
  • Los Angeles Catholic Schools Band (Torrance, California)

6 (Four Story High) Character Balloons:

  • Toy Soldier 25’(Sponsored by TCL and Wrangled by Army Rangers with Trucks)
  • Mighty Mouse 35’ (Sponsored by World MD and Wrangled by Civil Air Patrol)
  • Eagle 45’ (Sponsored by Cure Addiction Now and Wrangled by American Legion
  • Betty Boop 40’(Sponsored by Family Film Awards and Wrangled by Stunt Kids Association of Hollywood)
  • Pirate and Chest (Sponsored and Wrangled by Galaxy Press)
  • Star/Bell/Ornament (Sponsored by Paws For Life K9 and Wrangled by Rescue Dogs)

8 Novelties, And 39 Movie Cars:

  • Los Angeles Fire Truck and Los Angeles Fire Department Antique Bandwagon with Fire Chief and Fallen Firefighter Families
  • Antique Police Cars
  • United States Marine Corps Honor Color Guard
  • Nate Truman Car Central (39 Vehicles) including:  Mach 5 Speedracer with Nate Truman; Blues Brothers; Bat Ventador; Gotham Police Cruiser; Lighting McQueen; Tow Mater; Pizza Planet Truck, Francesca from CARS; Dinoco from CARS; Fast and Furious live cars; Back To The Future 1, 2 and 3; Bumblebee Transformers; Bumblebee Volkswagon; Ecto 1; General Lee; Dukes Roscoe Police Car; Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am; Magnum PI Ferrari; Dusk Till Dawn Cougar; KITT; KARR; KITT Mustang (2008); Miami Vice Daytona Ferrari; Need For Speed; Herbie; Herbie NASCAR Version; Herbie Rides Again Version; Herbie Goes Bananas; Starsky and Hutch; Highway Patrol; Jurrasic Park Group (3 Jeeps, 2 Explorers, World Maintenance Truck); Twisted Metal Ice Cream Truck; Scooby-Doo; Clown Car
  • United States Air Force Color Guard (March and Reserve Base)
  • Air Force Honor Guard and Mini Jets (1 – P-51, 1 – F-45, 4 – F-16s – Camp Ronald McDonald – four families riding in Mini-Jets)
  • Young Marine Marchers (180 Young Marines and 40 AVs)
  • 501st Legion, Rebels and Mandoloreon Mercs (185 Costumed Characters:  103 Troopers, 57 Rebels, 24 Mercs and 1 R2D2)
  • Road Squadron (Starspeeder 3000/Sithspawn/Rebel Ghost/Tie Corvette/G-Wing); Roundtable of Southern California Chinese Organizations (185:  Banner, 2 Lions, 1 Dragon Dance, 20 Kung Fu, 30 Hanfu, 30 Cheongsam, 30 Drum Team, Panda Music Float Cart (Camaro – Miss LA Chinatown); Lit Riderz; Los Angeles Vespa Club (24); Slingshots (12)
  • LA Ghostbusters (3 ECTO) 15 Walkers
  • Corvette Culture (10)
  • Salvation Army (Kettle Bug Driver Freddy)

3 Floats:

  • The Way To Happiness Float with Kerri Kasem
  • Panama Float with Polera Dancers
  • The Parade will culminate with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself ushering in the holiday season, Santa Claus and his reindeer escorted by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Jonathan E. Dang (from San Gabriel, CA) and Staff Sergeant Carlety A. Ventura (from Santiago Dominican Republic).

11 Parade Performers on November 26, 2023:

  • Hollywood Starlettes (10)
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (“We Need A Little Christmas”)
  • Gevorkian Dance Academy
  • Laura Bryna singing (“Wish List”)
  • Elements Dance Space – Make Empire
  • Olivia Soli singing (“Grown Up Christmas List”)
  • Caporales Universitarios of San Simon
  • Divas and Drummers of Compton
  • Tara Machi singing (“Christmas For Two”)
  • California Springs Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • The Origin & Hip-Hop Dreamz Academy

Five Parade Sponsors:

  • Marine Toys for Tots
  • Family Film Awards
  • Popstar! Events
  • L. Ron Hubbard Theatre
  • Galaxy Press

Four Parade Media Sponsors:

  • The CW Network
  • KTLA5
  • KOST 103.5 FM
  • POPSTAR! Magazine

ROAD CLOSURES, HIGHWAY CLOSURES & PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will collaboratively enforce road closures and parking restrictions around Tinseltown to assist with The 91st Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots.  Please observe parking restriction warning signs.  Impounded vehicles will be towed to the Official Police Garage (OPG) at Hollywood Tow located at 1015 N. Mansfield Avenue.  Motorists are advised to check the OPG website at www.opglaviic.com to find their vehicle.  To retrieve impounded vehicles call either 311 or Hollywood Tow at (323) 466-8583.  The following locations and restrictions will be enforced to support the Hollywood Christmas Parade activities.

Tow-Away No Stopping, Midnight Sat., Nov. 25 to 6 a.m. Mon., Nov. 27:
– Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive
– Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard and Hawthorn Avenue
– Sycamore Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and south of 1736 N Sycamore Ave (instead of Franklin Avenue)

Tow-Away No Stopping, 1 p.m. to Midnight, Sun., Nov. 26:
– Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Vine Street
– Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Orange Drive
– Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard
– Sunset Boulevard between Vine Street and Highland Avenue
– Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Highland Avenue (not closed, but restricted for parking
– Santa Monica Boulevard between West Hollywood city limit and Gower Street
– Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard

Tow-Away No Stopping, 1 p.m. to Midnight, Sun., Nov. 26:
– Cahuenga Boulevard between Yucca Street and Hollywood Boulevard (west side of street only)
– Yucca Street between Gower Street and Argyle Street (north side of the street only)
– La Brea Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Fountain Avenue

Tow-Away No Stopping, 11 a.m. to Midnight, Sun., Nov. 26:
– Cherokee Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue
– Hawthorn Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Highland Avenue
– Sunset Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue
– De Longpre Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue
– Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue
– Lanewood Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Orange Drive
– El Cerrito Place between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard
– Sycamore Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Fountain Avenue
– Sycamore Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Hawthorn Avenue
– Orange Drive between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard
– Orange Drive between Hawthorn Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard
– Mansfield Avenue between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue

Street Closures:
Midnight Saturday, November 25:
– Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive
– Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard and Hawthorn Avenue
– Sycamore Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue

6 AM Sunday, November 26:
– Hollywood Boulevard between LaBrea Avenue and Orange Drive

1 PM Sunday, November 26:
– DeLongpre Avenue between Highland Avenue and LaBrea Avenue
– Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue and LaBrea Avenue
– Lanewood Avenue between Orange Drive and LaBrea Avenue
– Hawthorn Avenue between Highland Avenue  and LaBrea Avenue
– Sunset Boulevard between LaBrea Avenue and Highland Avenue
– Orange Drive between Hawthorn Av and Santa Monica Boulevard
– Sunset Boulevard between LaBrea Avenue and Highland Avenue
– El Cerrito Place between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard
– Orange Drive between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard
– Mansfield Avenue between DeLongpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue

4 PM Sunday, November 26:
– Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Gower Street
– Sunset Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Gower Street
– Vine Street between Yucca Street and Santa Monica Boulevard
– Wilcox Avenue between Yucca Street and Santa Monica Boulevard

5 PM Sunday, November 26:
Partial Street/Crossing Point Closures:
– Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard with temporary crossing points at: Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard
– Highland Avenue and Sunset Boulevard (southbound Highland at Sunset to remain open during the parade)
– Cahuenga Boulevard between Franklin Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard with temporary crossing points at Cahuenga Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard
– Selma Avenue west of Argyle Avenue with a temporary crossing point at Selma Avenue and Vine Street (eastbound only)
– Cahuenga Avenue and Sunset Boulevard
– Highland Avenue and Sunset Boulevard (Only Northbound)

Freeway Closures:
U.S. 101 Hollywood Freeway on Sun., Nov. 26:  Northbound and Southbound off-ramps of Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue will close at 3:00 p.m. and reopen at 10:00 p.m.

No Parking Sign Postings:
-On Tuesday, November 21, posting will begin on streets designated as No Parking for Sat., Nov. 25, Sun., Nov. 26, and Mon., Nov. 27.

PARKING AND METRO:
Parking is always a premium in Hollywood.  Parking is available at the Hollywood & Highland Shopping Complex. Most lots are paid parking – please contact the individual lot for pricing.  Parade-watchers are urged to use public transit.  For more information please use Trip Planner at www.metro.net or call (323) GO-METRO (323-466-3876).
 
GO METRO
One of the easiest ways to get to the parade via Metro B Line (Red) to Hollywood/Vine or Hollywood/Highland.  Both stations get you directly onto the parade route.

From Downtown, be sure to take the B Line (Red) towards NoHo (North Hollywood), NOT the D Line (Purple) to Wilshire/Western.

Free and paid station parking is available at:  North Hollywood, Universal City/Studio City, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa, East LA, West LA, Westwood, Santa Monica, Culver City, Norwalk, Lakewood, Redondo Beach and Long Beach.  Some stations require a parking fee.  For additional information about available parking at Metro Stations, please visit https://www.metro.net/riding/parking/

One-Way Fare is $1.75. Riders are encouraged to pre-load TAP cards with round-trip fare ($3.50) in stored value or purchase.  A One-Day Pass is $3.50.  As a reminder, one TAP Card per rider ($2.00) is required.  Fare payment with TAP cards includes two hours of free transfers to METRO rail and bus in one direction (no roundtrips). Remember to tap your own card before each boarding.

METRO has discounted their pass fares until the end of the year. Please see Fares, Passes, and Discounts | Metro

Plan your trip on Apple Maps, Google Transit, or Metro Trip Planner, or call (323) GO-METRO (323-466-3876).  METRO staff and law enforcement personnel will be present to assist customers.

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