The Hollywood Christmas Parade will take place December 1, 2013, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Grand Marshall for 2013 is Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon. This year's parade will also have a tribute to the 4th anniversary of The Young and the Restless.
Erik Estrada (World's Funniest Moments, CHiPS) and Laura McKenzie (World's Funniest Moments, Laura McKenzie's Traveler) will serve as Broadcast Hosts of the parade. Dean Cain (Lois &Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Ripley's Believe It or Not!) and Montel Williams (The Montel Williams Show) will return in their roles as Special Featured Hosts of the parade.
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 $45, $65 & $85; group discounts for 25 or more
Parking: Hollywood & Highland Center, $2 for first 2 hours, $10 max (no approach from Hollywood Blvd), check bestparking.com for additional lots in the area.
Metro: Red Line Station Hollywood & Highland
Info: (866) PARADE1 (866-727-2331). www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com, Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com
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Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.