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Hollywood Christmas Parade
Photograph: Courtesy Hollywood Christmas Parade

A guide to the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2019

Check out our Hollywood Christmas Parade guide for ticket info, performances, special guests and more

By Leila Elihu and Time Out editors

And the countdown to Christmas begins! There are little markers in L.A. that let us know that one of the most exciting times of the year is soon approaching: Christmas lights being lit, holiday music on the radio and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Every year, thousands of Angelenos don their most festive apparel (still too tight from Thanksgiving dinner) and head to the Hollywood Walk of Fame as it’s transformed into a winter sort-of-wonderland. Here’s everything you need to know about the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

When is the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2019?

The Hollywood Christmas Parade takes place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5pm.

How can I watch the parade?

Reserved grandstand seating is available to purchase here. Tickets range from $22.50 to $85. Curbside viewing along the parade route after Highland Avenue is free, and all the action will air on the CW on Friday, December 13 at 8pm.

Where does the parade start?

The parade begins at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, heads east until Vine Street, south on Vine until Sunset Boulevard and continues down Sunset until reaching Orange Drive. A route map and street closure information can be found here

Who will be performing?

Mario Lopez will serve as the grand marshal, with performances from Jesse & Joy, Dionne Warwick, Brandon Jenner. The parade will feature plenty of balloons, marching bands and equestrians and more.

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