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Hollywood Christmas Parade

Los Angeles, California

Sunday, December 1, 2019
5:00 PM

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Web: TheHollywood
ChristmasParade.org


Email: Contact Us

Mail: Gateway Music Festivals & Tours, Inc., PO Box 1165, Monticello, MN 55362

Phone: 800-331-8579

If you're interested in entering your band in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, please contact us by email or call 800-331-8579 to request an application.
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The Hollywood Christmas Parade logo Since 1928 millions of people have come to Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the entertainment capital of the world in the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. This star-studded event provides the best in family entertainment and is one of the only places fans are guaranteed to see their favorite stars.

Marching bands experience their own dose of star treatment in the parade's telecast zone when they march down the biggest red carpet in the world. Bands are a highlight of the parade that also includes celebrities, floats and giant character balloons.

The parade travels through the Heart of Hollywood, beginning on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange. The U-shaped route travels east to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere nationally on The CW on Friday, December 13 (8PM/7PM Central), prior to being shown on local television stations throughout December. Broadcast outlets include KTLA, Armed Forces Network and Hallmark Drama Channel. View the full schedule of television air dates at TheHollywoodChristmasParade.org.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is a legendary event filled with history. The event was originally called the Santa Claus Lane Parade. When 1946 Grand Marshal Gene Autry heard children chanting "Here comes Santa Claus," it inspired him to co-write the classic song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)." Celebrities that have served as Grand Marshals over the years include Bob Hope, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlton Heston, Sammy Davis Jr., Roy Rogers, William Shatner and Mickey Mouse. The 2019 parade will feature Mario Lopez as grand marshal.

2019 Participating Bands

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• East Coweta High School Marching Indians, Sharpsburg, Georgia
• Gadsden Elementary School District #32 Marching Band, San Luis, Arizona
• Joyful Chinese Parade Group, Los Angeles, California
• Korean American Youth Performing Artists (KAYPA), Chino, California
• Liberty High School Grenadiers, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
• Lyman High School, Longwood, Florida
• Los Angeles Catholic Schools Band, Los Angeles, California
• Marine Band San Diego, San Diego, California
• Oak Park Marching Northmen, Kansas City, Missouri
• Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) World Korean Traditional Marching Band, Los Angeles, California
• Pendleton Heights Marching Arabians, Pendleton, Indiana
• Porterville High School Panther Band, Porterville, California
• Riverview High School Kiltie Band, Sarasota, Florida

Related Events

When in Los Angeles for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, marching bands have many opportunities for additional performances and sightseeing such as:
• Performance at Disneyland or California Adventure
• Disney Performing Arts OnStage Workshop
• GRAMMY Museum
• Farmers Market and The Grove
• Tours of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive
• Movie at El Capitan
• Free time at Santa Monica Pier
• Ghost and Legends Tour on board the Queen Mary
• Dinner Cruise with DJ dance
• Shopping at Hollywood and Highland Center

Ticket Information

• FREE curbside viewing is available along the majority of the parade route.
• Reserved grandstand seating for the Hollywood Christmas Parade is available through Ticketmaster. Grandstand seats are located on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard from the start of the parade. Prices range from $45 to $85.
• Group discounts for grandstand seating are available to groups of 25 or more. Call 1-866-PARADE1 (866-727-2331) for more information.

Future Dates

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Sunday, November 28, 2021
(Always held the Sunday following Thanksgiving Day)

For More Information

Web: TheHollywoodChristmasParade.org

Email: Contact Us
Mail: Gateway Music Festivals & Tours, Inc., PO Box 1165, Monticello, MN 55362
Phone: 800-331-8579

If you're interested in entering your band in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, please contact us by email or call 800-331-8579 to request an application.

Hollywood Christmas Parade Highlights Video