A guide to the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016

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

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 we don our gay apparel (still too tight from Thanksgiving dinner) and head to the Hollywood Walk of Fame as it is transformed into a winter wonderland. Here is everything you need to know about the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

When is the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016?

The Hollywood Christmas Parade takes place on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 5pm.

How can I watch the parade?

Reserved grandstand seating is available to purchase here. Tickets range from $45-85. Curbside viewing along the parade route after Highland Ave is free, and all the action will be televised and broadcasted on The CW Network.

Where does the parade start?

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

Who will be performing?

Olivia Newton-John will be the grand marshal of the parade, and the concert will include performances by Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G, WAR, Eric Benét, Scotty McCreery, The Empty Hearts, Band Of Merrymakers and more. The parade will feature plenty of balloons, marching bands, equestrians and a special magic performance by the cast of the show Masters of Illusion.

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Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Ballet
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