Are you spending Thanksgiving in hotels near Hollywood Blvd.? If so, be sure to check out the Hollywood Christmas Parade traveling along Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard this weekend! Hosted by Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie, come celebrate the 81st Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade!
The parade starts at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange, traveling east to Vine St. south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset back to Orange.
This year’s Grand Marshall is Joe Mantegna, American actor, producer, writer director and voice actor best known for the TV series “Criminal Minds.” Parade co-host Laura McKenzie is a television travel expert known nationally. She has won several Telly Awards, Davie Awards and more. She co-hosted “American Adventurer” for 10 years with parade co-host Erik Estrada. He starred as Officer Frank Poncherello in the television series “CHiPs”. He is a great supporter of police officers as a sworn deputy in Virginia.
Some of the float hosts in this year’s parade include Coca-Cola, City Sights L.A., Wells Fargo and the U.S. Air Force. Coca-Cola will sponsor Santa’s float in to inspire us to carry out small but valuable actions to improve the world. The Wells Fargo Stagecoach is a symbol of American spirit at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Express trains in the last century unofficially made Wells Fargo “the Modern Santa Claus” by sending presents to good boys and girls. The U.S. Air Force F-22 and F-16 mini-jets will also be part of the parade to benefit children with down syndrome, cancer, autism, diabetes and other disabilities.
You can view the parade in comfort from reserved grandstand seating. Grandstand seats are located on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard at the start of the parade. Santa’s favorite package includes one Grandstand ticket, one ticket to Madam Tussand’s Hollywood, a meal at Hard Rock Café Hollywood and one ticket to Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Hollywood for $97 per ticket. A standard Grandstand seat is $35 per ticket. For tickets call 1-866-PARADE1.
For more information on the parade, visit www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com. Join us and welcome in the holiday season this weekend!