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Hollywood Christmas Parade
March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
You are planning a winter vacation to Los Angeles and you want to make sure to enjoy everything a California Christmas has to offer. The Hollywood Christmas Parade offers a colorful and sunny celebration of the world’s most popular holiday. The parade has been a tradition in Los Angeles for 87 years. It takes place on a Friday night and starts at sundown. It is normally scheduled a couple of weeks before Christmas. Hollywood knows how to put on a show, and if you attend the parade, you will see celebrities, marching bands, costumed characters and plenty of big balloons.
Hosts and Performers
Los Angeles is home to many celebrities and the Hollywood Christmas parade has had more than a few famous hosts including Erik Estrada, Montel Williams, and Garrett Clayton. You will see a lot of popular musical acts like Cyndi Lauper, Billy Ray Cyrus, and even Donny and Marie.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade – The Marching Bands
Marching bands in the parade include the very best of Los Angeles high school bands, the bagpipe playing officers of the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and PAVA, which is a Korean marching band. The grade schoolers of the Cubcakes will show off their dancing skills and the kids of Camp Broadway will sing a show tune or two.
It wouldn’t be a big city parade without a bunch of giant helium balloons. Gumby is a regular at the parade and so is the Cat in the Hat. Although Penguins are normally flightless waterfowl, the Penguins of Madagascar took to the sky in the 2018 parade.
If you are attending the parade, you will want to get their early to get a good spot. The Hollywood Christmas parade starts at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive. Although there is parking available, you may want to consider taking public transportation or a ride-sharing service. If you are not into crowds, the parade will be televised.
Where to Stay
With its warm sunshine and laid-back vibe, Hollywood is a popular place to visit in the winter. Hotel owners know how much they can charge for a tiny room with few amenities. Why not rent a big vacation home with a view of the mountains or ocean? The vacation experts at Luxury Rental Group can find a perfect place with comfortable bedrooms, a big living room, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Give us a call at 800-712-2800.