THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE ANNOUNCES THE
TALENT LINEUP FOR ITS BIG 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
TO BE HELD IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA ON NOVEMBER 27
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TO INCLUDE: OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN; CYNDI LAUPER; KENNY G;
WAR; ERIC BENET; SCOTTY MCCREERY; THE EMPTY HEARTS WITH ALL STAR MEMBERS
FROM BLONDIE, THE CARS, CHESTERFIELD KINGS AND THE ROMANTICS;
BAND OF MERRYMAKERS FEATURING MARK MCGRATH,
KEVIN GRIFFIN AND SAM HOLLANDER; AND MORE
PARADE TO SHOWCASE A SPECIAL MAGIC PERFORMANCE BY
THE STARS OF CW’S HIT SERIES “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”
THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE WITH GRAND MARSHAL OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
WILL AIR PRIMETIME ON THE CW NETWORK ON DECEMBER 16;
HOSTS INCLUDE ERIK ESTRADA, LAURA MCKENZIE, DEAN CAIN AND MONTEL WILLIAMS
WITH SPECIAL CO-HOSTS ELIZABETH STANTON AND GARRETT CLAYTON
Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2016) – The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the 2016 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration. With Olivia Newton-John as Grand Marshal, musical performances will be featured during the parade and national telecast, and will include the following artists: Olivia Newton-John; Cyndi Lauper; Kenny G; WAR; Eric Benét; Scotty McCreery; The Empty Heartssuper group with All Star members from Blondie, The Cars, Chesterfield Kingsand The Romantics; Band Of Merrymakers; and more. The parade will also showcase a special magic performance by the stars of the CW’s hit series, “Masters of Illusion.”
Olivia Newton-John has been named this year’s Grand Marshal, and the event will be presented and produced by Associated Television International, in association with The City of Los Angeles. The live parade, taped for network television, will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 27, 2016,at 5:00 p.m. The parade’s telecast will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.
The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere as a two-hour primetime special on The CW Network on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT) repeating on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel on Wednesday, December 21, 2106 at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT (2:00 p.m. CT).
The parade, benefiting the 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 servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network. 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.
Grandstand seats are now completely SOLD OUT. FREE Curbside Seatingwill be available along the entire parade route, starting East of the Grandstand Seating area on Hollywood Boulevard. The parade will travel along a 3.2 mile U-shaped route starting at Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard traveling east on Hollywood Boulevard to Vine Street, turning south on Vine Street to Sunset Boulevard, and then turning west on Sunset Boulevard traveling back to Orange Street.
For further information, please call the 24/7 Hollywood Christmas Parade Hotline toll free at 1-866-PARADE1 (1-866-727-2331). For highlights of past parades, and to learn more about this year’s 85th Anniversary, please visit the parade’s official website at www.