Art & Culture

The Countdown To Xmas Begins! Here’s Your Guide To The Hollywood Christmas Parade

By Malia Wooten

The Hollywood Walk of Fame will be transformed into a winter wonderland! ❄️

The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will make its way through Tinseltown on Sunday, November 25th at 5 p.m! For the 87th year counting, Angelenos will gather in the heart of Hollywood for an evening filled with performances, celebrities, marching bands, equestrians, as well as a variety of giant-sized balloon characters.

This year, Nancy O’Dell will wear the title as grand marshal and following performances will feature artists such as Mikalah Gordon, Kimberly Caldwell-Harvey, Ruben Studdard, David Archuleta, and Ashanti!

Reserved grandstand seating is already sold out, but if you plan on the earlier side you can probably snag a decent viewing area along the parade route (after Highland Avenue) for free. Don’t worry if you can’t see everything because the parade will be televised on the Cw Friday, December 15 at 8 p.m. The festivities will begin on Hollywood Blvd and travel in a U-shaped route.

If you plan on driving to the parade, expect a ton of road closures. So if you live in Hollywood, or plan on visiting the day of, keep this list in mind.

In our opinion, it would be most wise to travel by public transportation – especially if you don’t want insane traffic killing your holiday vibe!

Happy Holidays!