By Michael Gioia
13 Dec 2011
The telecast, hosted by Erik Estrada ("CHiPs") and Laura McKenzie ("World’s Funniest Moments"), will be aired Dec. 18 in Los Angeles on KTLA-TV (Channel 5) from 6-8 PM. Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman") serves as host of the music segments in the parade, and Grammy Award nominee Marie Osmond serves as the parade's Grand Marshal.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade will also air on additional days and times throughout the holiday season on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel and in syndication across the country. For air dates and times, check local television listings and visit www.hollywoodchristmasparade2011.com.
The parade features performances from Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.; Judith Hill; Ace Young; Cody Simpson; Diana DeGarmo; Farrell Dillion; Jack Wagner; Jasmine V; Jimmy Bennett; the Los Angeles Gospel Choir; Manika; Richard Marx; Savannah Robinson; Stefano Langone and dancers; Cirque Du Soleil's Iris; Ed Alonzo: Master of Illusion – LIVE!; the "General Hospital" Port Chuck Band featuring leading men Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Steve Burton and Scott Reeves; Sha Na Na featuring Tim Butler, Gene Jaramillo, Paul Kimbarow, Jocko Marcellino, Screamin’ Scott Simon and Donny York; Jabbawockeez; and Rider Kiesner, three-time world champion trick roper. Elizabeth Stanton ("Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World") and Rob Pinkston ("Punk’d") serve as the parade's reporters.
The 2011 parade also includes vintage footage from former Hollywood Christmas Parades over the last 80 years, as well as recollections of the parade from former Grand Marshals Larry King and Susan Lucci.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is presented annually by Hollywood's Santa Parade LLC, in association with The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International.
For more information, visit www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com.