The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade will take place November 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Grand Marshall for 2012 is actor Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds).
There's lots of free curb space along the 2.5 mile parade route, but if you'd like to see the parade in relative comfort, you can buy tickets to the grandstand seating on Hollywood Blvd. Bleacher seats are located between Orange Drive and Highland Ave on both sides of the street.
When: Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 6:00 pm
Where: U-shaped route starts at Orange and Hollywood Blvd. - travels east on Hollywood Blvd. to Vine, turns South on Vine to Sunset, travels west on Sunset back to Orange. Grandstand seats run from the beginning of the parade route to Highland Ave on both sides of the street.
Cost: Grandstand seats $35, $45 including admission to Madame Tussauds; group discounts for 25 or more
Parking: Hollywood & Highland Center, $2 for first 2 hours, $10 max
Metro: Red Line Station Hollywood & Highland
Info and reservations: (866) PARADE1 (866-727-2331). www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com
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Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.