Hollywood Christmas Parade Plans Move Forward

Organizers of the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, have announced the line-up for the 2015 event taking place on Sunday Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. Featured entertainers include Clay Aiken, India.Arie, Band of Merrymakers featuring Mark McGrath, Natasha Bedingfield, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra and Sam Hollander, Daughtry, Diana Degarmo, Kat Graham, Candice Glover, Taylor Hicks, Alexander Jean featuring B.C. Jean and Mark Ballas, Sean Kingston, Heather Russell, Ruben Studdard and Ace Young. Performances will feature the Marine Toys for Tots program, which is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere.

In addition to the musical performances, a “Magic of Christmas!” segment from the magicians appearing on the TV series “Masters of Illusion” will also take place. A special salute to American soaps will also be featured.

Penn & Teller will be the grand marshals for this year’s parade. This year the parade will honor Oscar de la Hoya with the Humanitarian Award for his charity work over the years. Deidre Hall will make a special presentation to Marine Toys For Tots. The parade and television broadcast will be co-hosted by popular television personalities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.

The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW Network on Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.

Grandstand tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Christmas Parade are now on sale. Purchase by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or buying online at www.ticketmaster.com/hcp. For the latest updates about the parade, call the 24/7 parade hotline toll free at (866) PARADE1 (866-727-2331) or visit the parade’s official website at www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org.