The Hollywood Christmas Parade

hollywood parade

Take part in one of the greatest Hollywood holiday traditions of all time and join us for the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade! The parade will start on Hollywood Boulevard and end on Sunset Boulevard, making Hotel Normandie the perfect place to stay for the weekend of November 29th.


About Hollywood Christmas Parade

Join Grand Marshals and magicians Penn & Teller on Sunday, November 29th in the heart of Hollywood for the 84th annual Christmas parade. Since the parade began as Santa Claus Lane in 1928, millions of people have come to experience this holiday tradition and support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots foundation. Concert performances will fill the streets with live music while spectators gawk at the giant balloons, marching bands, characters, equestrians, and more! In addition to a visit from St. Nick, this star-studded event includes appearances from celebrities Oscar De La Hoya, Richie Sambora, Christina Milian, Estelle, Aubrey O’Day, and the casts from Days of Our Lives, Girl Meets World, Bold & Beautiful, and more.


The parade starts at 5pm on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange and travels a U-shaped route east to Vine, south on Vine down to Sunset Boulevard, and finally west on Sunset back to Orange. Parking is always a premium in Hollywood, so the easiest way to get to the parade is through the Metro Red Line.


If you don’t want to stand curbside with your family, tickets are available on Ticketmaster in three different packages: The Platinum Star at $85, the Golden Garland Seat at $65, and the Silver Tinsel Seat at $45. All seating is reserved in the Grandstand located on both sides along Hollywood Boulevard and varies in distance depending on the package. The parade will air to millions of viewers on December 11th at 8pm on the CW channel, and multiple showings will begin on December 19th on the Hallmark Movies and Mystery channel.


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Hollywood Christmas Parade

Where: Hollywood, California

When: 5pm on Sunday, November 29th



Where to Stay


Hotel Normandie

Located just 3 miles from the Staples Center, Hotel Normandie is a perfect place to stay. This historical hotel, first built in 1926, has been restored to reflect its roots of having a sleek and comforting design. Located within the Wilshire District, the Normandie is centrally located in Los Angeles and is surrounded by great dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fox and MGM studios. 605 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005. 213.388.8138.