Hollywood Christmas Parade Hosts - Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie
Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Christmas Parade
The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the 2018 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration, which will take place on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. PT.
This year, the Hollywood Christmas Parade features a reunion with some of American Idol's top performers. With
Nancy O'Dell as Grand Marshal, musical performances will be featured during the parade and national telecast, and will include the following artists:
Ashanti, Clare Dunn, The Band Of Merrymakers, The Tearaways, David Archuleta, Ruben Studdard, Elliott Yamin, Blake Lewis, Kimberly Caldwell, Mikalah Gordon, Julia Ara and more to be announced soon. For the telecast only, additional appearances will include performances by
Donny and Marie Osmond, The Beach Boys performing
Mike Love's new single (
You'll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day,
Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and
Tim Davis. The parade will also feature a special tribute for Toys for Tots from
Ludacris and a magic performance by stars of The CW hit series,
Masters of Illusion.
2018 Grand Marshall Nancy O'Dell
The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and
Montel Williams, with special co-hosts
Elizabeth Stanton and
Garrett Clayton. Taped for network television, the live event will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW on Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT). The parade, featuring Marine Toys for Tots program, which is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere, will also air to more than one million American service men and women worldwide on American Forces Network. The event will be presented and produced by Associated Television International, in association with The City of Los Angeles.
A true Hollywood yearly tradition, the parade attracts more than one million in attendance each year, with larger than life inflatable character balloons, award-winning bands, colorful equestrians, ornate floats, popular characters/novelties, celebrity filled cars and, of course, Santa Claus making the much heralded trek down the over three mile parade route.
For information on how to purchase Grandstand Seats to the parade, please visit www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org.