Hollywood Christmas Parade, With Joe Mantegna as 2012 Grand Marshall, Airs Dec. 10 on the Hallmark Channel
By Michael Gioia
The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade, presented by The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International in Hollywood, CA, airs Dec. 10 on the Hallmark Channel from 6-8 PM ET. The event, which featured Tony winner Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross) as Grand Marshal, was held Nov. 25.
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.
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