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THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE SUPPPORTING MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS

GET READY TO PARTY!
THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE IS BACK!!!
THE 89TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE
SUPPORTING MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS
TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS FOR THIS YEAR’S
LIVE PARADE TO BE HELD ON THE STREETS OF HOLLYWOOD, CA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M.

 

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PARADE HOSTS INCLUDE:
ERIK ESTRADA, LAURA MCKENZIE,
DEAN CAIN AND MONTEL WILLIAMS
AND SPECIAL CO-HOST ELIZABETH STANTON

 

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SEE THE PARADE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!!!
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Hollywood, CA Get ready to party!  The Hollywood Christmas Parade is back!!!  The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots will pull out all the stops for this year’s live parade as it makes its 3.2 mile trek through the streets of Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  Don’t miss it!

Led by Grand Marshal Sheryl Underwood, Host on the Daytime Emmy Award-winning CBS hit television show, THE TALK, the live parade is presented by Associated Television International in association 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 Two of The CW’s hit television show, World’s Funniest Animals.

           This year’s parade will feature 55 Hollywood celebrities and VIPS, 11 award-wining bands from around the country, 4 dazzling equestrians, 11 large-than-life four-story character balloons, 3 colorful floats including the Idaho Potato Truck Tour featuring an 18-Wheeler carting a two-story, two-ton potato down Hollywood Boulevard, and 156 novelties, including 66 movie cars.  The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season!  To view a sizzle reel of highlights from past Hollywood Christmas Parades, please visit: https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/85566731/0e776f5e59

           Grandstand Seats for this year’s Parade are available Ticketmaster at https://www.ticketmaster.com/hollywood-christmas-parade-2021-hollywood-california-11-28-2021/event/09005B52DE716527

           FREE Curbside Seating will be available along the parade route, starting at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, continuing along the rest of the parade route on Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard.

           For parade inquiries, please call the 24/7 Hollywood Christmas Parade Hotline toll free at 1-833-PARADE1 (1-833-727-2331). For updates about The 89th Anniversary of The Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots, please visit the parade’s official website at www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

WHO AND WHAT’S IN THE PARADE:
55 Celebrities and VIPS:  Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
(Grammy Award-winning legends, The Fifth Dimension); Burt Ward (Robin from Batman riding in the Batmobile); Danny Trejo (Spy Kids, Breaking Bad, Machete and author of The New York Times current bestseller, TREJO:  My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood); Tom Arnold (Roseanne, True Lies); Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk); Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow (Leave It To Beaver); Ed Alonzo (The Misfit of Magic) (Masters of Illusion, Saved By The Bell) who will be appearing on The CW’s Masters of Illusion:  Christmas Magic 2021 on Wednesday, December 22nd from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT; Masters of Illusion magicians Adam Wylie (Picket Fences) and Diego Chavez will perform street magic in the Grandstands with Elizabeth Stanton during the Parade; Magician Naathan Phan (The CW’s Masters of Illusion) will perform in front of the Host Platform and will be appearing on The CW’s Masters of Illusion:  Christmas Magic 2021 on Wednesday, December 22nd from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.; Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless); The Bold and The Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown and Tanner Novlan and Kayla Ewell (Roswell, New Mexico, The Vampire Diaries, The O.C., Freaks and Geeks); Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives); Kristin Wagner, Laura Wright and Wes Ramey (General Hospital Legends); Michelle Stafford (Two-Time Daytime Emmy Award-Winner of The Young and the Restless) riding in a Low Rider representing The Way To Happiness/LA Peace Riders); Hunter Clowdus and Karimah Westbrook of The CW’s All American; Gilles Marini (Sex and the City, Brothers and Sisters, Dancing with The Stars); Amazon Studios’ With Love (Series Creator/Showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett, who is also the Producer and Writer of One Day at a Time and Jane the Virgin; With Love Actor Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful – Daytime Emmy Award Winner, Raising Dion, Dear White People, How To Get Away With Murder, A Madea Family Funeral) and With Love Mexican-Lebanese Actress Emeraude Toubia (Shadowhuneters); Lafitt Pincay Jr. (Winningest All-Time Jockey in Horse Racing who hails from Panama; inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1975; won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1984 aboard Swale; Pincay Jr. will ride on the Viva Panama Float); Victor Grimaldo, Artistic Director of Ballet Folklóricao Viva Panama; French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun; Inspector Gadget 2, Mom) and Vanessa Claire Stewart (Louis & Keely:  Live at the Sahara); Sean Kanan, Carolyn Hennesy and Tristan Rogers (Studio City); Lynette Romero (Multiple local Emmy Award-winning Reporter and Anchor for KTLA5 Morning News; KOST 103.5 FM’s DJ Kari Steele and Producer Ryan Manno of The Ellen K Morning Show; Matt Hauser (Songwriter, Former All-American Swimmer); Emilio Rivera (Mayans M.C., Sons of Anarchy); Shawyn Crosby (Mighty Aphrodite!, Schooled); Kel Mitchell (Kenan & Kel, Clifford the Big Red Dog; Good Burger); Jet Velocity Holiday All Star Band (Jason Ebs, Janea Chadwick Ebs, Eva Gardner, Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis and Mitch Perry); Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, District 13, City of Los Angeles; Councilmember Nithya Raman, District 4, City of Los Angeles; Santa Claus and his Marine Escorts, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Lazer and Battery Gunnery Sergeant Raymond Paladino; Lieutenant General James B. Laster, USMC (Retired) (President and CEO of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation); Gunnery Sergeant Benjamin Hallquist (Drum Major of United States Marine Corps Band, San Diego); Brigadier General Donna D. Shipton (Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California) and Colonel William P. Davis (United States Marine Corps (Retired), National Executive Director and CEO of Young Marines).

11 Award-Winning Bands from around the country:  United States Marine Corps Band (San Diego, CA); Mira Cost High School Marching Band and Color Guard (Manhattan Beach, CA); Olentangy Orange High School Marching Pioneers (Lewis Center, OH); PAVA World Traditional Korean Band (Los Angeles, CA); Marching Kingsmen of Penn High School (Mishawaka, IN); Thunder Squad Drumline and Dance Team from the Heartbeat Music and Performing Arts Academy (San Diego, CA); Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums (Los Angeles, CA); Korean American Youth Performing Artists (KAYPA) (Chino, CA); Greenwood Marching Woodman of Greenwood High School (Greenwood, IN); Milton High School Marching Band (Milton, GA) and Los Angeles Catholic Schools Band (Torrance, CA).

Four Equestrian Units: Majestic Acres (Ramona, CA); Painted Ladies Rodeo (Sacramento, CA); Broken Horn Ropers (Sponsored by The Broken Horn Saddlery of Baldwin Park, CA) and Temecula Carriage Company (Temecula, CA) will carry The Jet Velocity Band.

           11 (Four Story High) Character Balloons:  Nutcracker (Wrangles by Army Rangers); Dr. Seuss The Lorax & Flower (Wrangled By Stunt Kids of Hollywood); T-Rex (Wrangled by Civil Air Patrol); Pirate and Chest (Sponsored and Wrangled by Galaxy Press); Snowman (Wrangled by the American Legion Auxiliary); Elves (2) (Wrangled by Hollywood Central Park and Oaxaco); and Christmas Ornaments (3) (Wrangled by Space Systems Command).

156 Novelties, Including 66 Movie Cars: Los Angeles Police Department Drill Team; Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Truck; Los Angeles Tire Department Antique Bandwagon; Antique Police Cars; United States Marine Corps Honor Color Guard; Nate Truman Star Cars including Batman 1966 (with Burt Ward who played Robin); A-Team; Back To The Future Deloreon #1, #2, #3 and McFly Truck; Bluesmobile; Cars Francesca; Cars Luigi; Cars Lightning Queen; Dr. Who Defender; Dust Till Dawn Cougar; Ghostbusters Ecto 1; Ghostbusters – Ecto 1 (2016 Version); Green Hornet Black Beauty; Herbie The Love Bug (2); Highway Patrol; James Bond Austin Martin; Jurrasic ParkExplorer; Jurrasic Park Jeeps (2); Knight Rider – Kitt Original Series; Magnum PI Ferrari; Miami Vice Daytona Ferrari Spider; Munster’s Coach; Need For Speed GTA Videogame Car; Scooby Doo Mystery Machine; Smokey and The Bandit Trans AM Bandit 2; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van; Toy Story Pizza Planet; Transformer Beaterbee; Transformer Bumblebee 2010; Air Force Mini Jets F-16 (4) with Brigadier General Donna D. Shipton, Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California and P51 Mustang (Camp Ronald McDonald Children and Patients from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles); 501st Legion, Rebel Alliance and Mandolorian Mercs (200); Road Squadron Vehicles (Slime Bucket, BMW Polize, Tiefighter Jeep, Sith Spawn, Starspeeder with Shawyn Crosby (Mighty Aphrodite!, Schooled); Los Angeles Vespa Club (36 Riders); Gevorkian Dance Academy, Young Marine Marchers (350) with Colonel William P. Davis, United States Marine Corps (Retired) currently the National Executive Director and CEO of Young Marines and Hip Hop International.

3 Floats:  Idaho Potato Truck Tour featuring an 18-Wheeler carting a two-story, two-ton potato down Hollywood Boulevard; Viva Panama Float with Dancers from Ballet Folklórico Viva Panama under the direction of Victor Grimaldo, Artistic Director, joined by Lafitt Picay Jr. of Panama, the winningest all-time jockey in horse racing; and the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer escorted by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Cameron Huntelman and Battery Gunnery Sergeant Raymond Paladino.

Seven Parade Sponsors:  Marine Toys for Tots, Young Marines, The Way To Happiness, Viva Panama Organization, Author Services, Inc., Galaxy Press and Idaho Potato Truck Tour.

Six Parade Media Sponsors:  The CW Network, Entertainment Tonight, Variety, KTLA5, KOST 103.5 FM and POPSTAR!

More About The Hollywood Christmas Parade:
2021 marks the historic 89th Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade,
an American tradition.  The live parade is produced by Associated Television International and presented in association with The City of Los Angeles on the streets of Hollywood, CA.  This year’s celebration will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PST.

Since 1928 the live Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a loved and cherished annual holiday tradition enjoyed by Angelenos, as well as by millions watching the televised airings of the parade nationally on The CW Network and internationally on Armed Forces Network around the world.  The only exceptions were during World War II from 1942 to 1944 when the parade wasn’t presented, and, of course, last year in 2020, when the parade wasn’t presented due the COVID 19 global pandemic.  But this year, in 2021, the parade is back live in the streets of Hollywood, CA!

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The live parade features 5,000 participants, and will be taped for multiple nationwide network television broadcasts to be aired during the holiday season.  The parade will travel along a 3.2 mile U-shaped route starting at Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard traveling east on Hollywood Boulevard to Vine Street, turning south on Vine Street to Sunset Boulevard, and then turning west on Sunset Boulevard traveling back to Orange Street.

The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys For Tots will premiere as a two-hour primetime special on The CW Network on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The parade, featuring Marine Toys for Tots program, which is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere, will also air on the American Forces Network, to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide during the holiday season.

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Musical Acts and Performers who will be part of The CW Network’s telecast of the parade on December 17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT include:  Marie Osmond (Grammy Award-Nominated Singer, Actress. Author); Debbie Gibson (Singer, Songwriter and Platinum Album Recording Artist); outrageous magician Ed Alonzo (Masters of Illusion; Saved By The Bell), Kimberley Locke (American Idol); David Archuleta (American Idol); Jet Velocity Holiday All Star Band led by singer and guitarist Jason Ebs (Peter Criss), Janea Chadwick Ebs (Joe Cocker), Eva Gardner (Pink), Teddy “Zig-Zag” Andreadis (Guns N’ Roses), Gregg Potter and Cathy Rich (The Buddy Rich Band), Emmy Award Winner Scot “Little” Bihlman, and Mitch Perry (Cher); Australian Olympic Triathlete Matt Hauser; the acapella singing trio The Sugarplums (Devon Davidson, Emily Goglia and Jenna Byrd) and The Band of Merrymakers.

STREET AND HIGHWAY CLOSURES:
The City of Los Angeles, Departments of Transportation (LADOT) and Police (LAPD) will be strictly enforcing the no-parking policy for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which includes the citing and the impounding of parked vehicles on restricted streets. 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:

Beginning Thursday, November 25th, “No Parking” signs will be posted along these routes; enforcement will begin Saturday, November 27th and continue through Monday morning, November 29th.

2021 HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE STREET AND FREEWAY CLOSURES:

SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 27th, 2021:

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12:01 AM – Hollywood Blvd. between Orange and Highland (closed all weekend; re-open Monday 6AM)

12:01 AM – Orange from Hollywood Blvd. south to the alley north of Hawthorne (re-open Monday 6AM)

12.01 AM—Sycamore from Franklin to Hollywood Blvd. will be closed at 11 PM Friday 26th, Sat 27th & all day Sunday 28th reopening at 10PM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28th, 2021:

6:00 AM – Hollywood Blvd. between La Brea and Orange (re-open 10PM)

1:00 PM – Hawthorne, DeLongpre, and Fountain Ave. ALL from La Brea to Highland Ave. (re-open 9PM)

1:00 PM – El Cerrito Place from Franklin to Hollywood Blvd. (re-open 8PM)

1:00 PM – Sycamore and Orange, BOTH from Franklin to Santa Monica (re-open 9PM)

1:00 PM – Sunset Blvd. between La Brea and Highland (re-open approximately. 10PM)

1:00 PM – La Brea Avenue between Franklin Avenue and to Fountain Avenue on both sides parking restrictions until 12 Midnight

2:00 PM – Fountain Ave between La Brea and Highland (re-open 10PM)

3:00 PM – HOLLYWOOD FWY/HWY 101, BOTH northbound and southbound off-ramps for Cahuenga Blvd (re-open 10PM) (FREEWAY CLOSURE)

4:00 PM – Northbound La Brea between Hollywood and Sunset (re-open approximately 9PM)

4:00 PM – Highland Ave. from Franklin to Santa Monica (re-open approximately 10PM)

4:00 PM – Hollywood Blvd. from Highland to Gower (re-open 9PM)

4:00 PM – Vine Street from Franklin Ave. to Santa Monica (re-open 9PM)

4:00 PM – Sunset Blvd. from Highland to Gower (re-open approximately 10PM)

In addition, beginning Saturday, Nov. 27th throughout Sunday, Nov 28th there will be no parking allowed on Sycamore, between Franklin and Hollywood Blvd.

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 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 for $7.00.  As a reminder, on TAP Card per rider ($2.00) is required.  Fare payment with TAP cards includes two hours free transfers to METRO rail and bus in one direction (no roundtrips).  Remember to tap you own card before each boarding.

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