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Merry Christmas 2012 – Hollywood Style

The 81st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade began Sunday night November 26, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for a 3.2-mile route down Hollywood Boulevard, Vine Street and back along Sunset Boulevard. Cirque du Soleil characters from IRIS were part of the broadcast. Actor Joe Mantegna served as grand marshal for the parade as a balloon of Elmo floats behind him. (Dean Musgrove/ Staff Photographer)
The 81st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade began Sunday night November 26, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for a 3.2-mile route down Hollywood Boulevard, Vine Street and back along Sunset Boulevard. Cirque du Soleil characters from IRIS were part of the broadcast. Actor Joe Mantegna served as grand marshal for the parade as a balloon of Elmo floats behind him. (Dean Musgrove/ Staff Photographer)

Hollywood Christmas Parade benefitting the Marine Toys for Tots

By Valerie Milano

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/22/12 – “This year’s parade will feature 200 Film, Television and Stage Celebrities and VIPS; 7 Pre-Parade Live Performers; 21 Award-Winning Bands, including 14 from the state of California and 7 from out-of-state; 8 Equestrian Units; 6 Floats; 14 Balloons and 52 Special Characters/Novelties.  Celebrities from popular television shows like Big Daddy, Criminal Minds, General Hospital, Glee, Jessie, Supah Ninjas, The First Family, and The Neighbors,among others, will participate.” Steve Moyer, publicist of The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots, told The Hollywood Times.

The Hollywood Times will be covering the 81st Anniversary of annual Hollywood Christmas Parade benefitting the Marine Toys for Tots. This exciting event begins this Sunday at 6pm on Hollywood Boulevard.  Joe Mantegna will be the Parade Grand Marshall and this year and is scheduled to be the best one ever. “I am honored to serve,” said Mantegna, “It means a great deal to me to be a part of this fine American tradition.” Visit THT next week for the news and photos!