By Michael Gioia
10 Dec 2012
The 2012 parade, which benefited Marine Toys for Tots, featured magician Darren Romeo, performers from Cirque de Soleil's Iris, the Jabowakeez, singer Ashlee Keating and performers from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the gay and lesbian choir, among others.
The telecast is hosted by Erik Estrada ("CHiPs") and Laura McKenzie ("World's Funniest Moments"). Dean Cain ("Ripley's Believe It or Not!") hosts the music portion, and Elizabeth Stanton and Rob Pinkston served as parade reporters.
The nationally televised special will also air on the Hallmark Movie Channel Dec. 21 from 6-8 PM ET and in syndication across the country and internationally via the American Forces Network.