The 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade was hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura Mckenzie, Dean Cain and Montell Williams. This year was one of the largest Christmas Celebrations in America. Presented by Associated Television International. The Grand Marshall of the parade this year was Buzz Aldrin, the secocd man ever to walk on the moon.The parade benifited Toys for Tots and saluted Disable Veterans.
Now such a Spectacular Live Event couldnt kicked off without a star studded red carpet of course. With some of your favorite celebrities from the mayor to soap stars,
from Disney shows to disney characters this carpet had everyone and a little of everything.
I was delighted to see and take pictures with some really
inspiring and talented people.
Everyone seem to be in great spirits for the holidays. A great way to kick off the season.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is a nationwide primetime event and so was the red carpet with Montell Williams, Daughtry, Eric Estrada, Melissa Joan Hart, Valerie Harper, Joey Lawrence
Stars from Bravos Shahs of Sunset were also amongst the red carpets celebs, as well as General Hospital, Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives
Now what would a red carpet christams celebration or an event benefiting Toys for Tots be without Disney Stars, Nickelodeon and Radio Disney.Also Corbin Bleu from Dancing with the Stars and many more.
Now you know if the red carpet was amazing. The performances were just as incredible with performances by Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Ray Cyrus, Daughtry, The Goo Dolls, Richie Sambora, Ace Young, Diana Degarmo, Olate Dogs, Mcclain and Kenny Loggins.What a show it was.
This years Parade cars included Valerie Harper, from ABC Family's Melissa and Joey, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence,Taylor Spietler and Nick Robinson,
Bravos Shahs of Sunset's Asa, GG, MJ and Mike, Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives soap stars, stars from Disney's Dog with a Blog, Austin and Ally and Mighty Meds
also from Disney Olivia Holt, Ausin North, Dylan Riley Snyder, Dancing with Stars Corbin Bleu,Nickelodeons Haunted Hathaway, Thundermans, Bucket and Skinner Epic Adventures and Madison Pettis, Nick at Nites stars from See Dad Run and Instant Mom, Mark Wallengren and Kirstin Cruz of 103.5 KOST, Mtv's Happyland Stars and more.
Tom LaBonge and Mitch O'Farrell awarded the Toys for Tots Award to General Osman and the Buzz Aldrin Award was presented by them as well.
Tom LaBonge also presented the "Most Inspirational Person of the Year" award to actress Valerie Harper
The Outstanding Citizen award was presented to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Disabled Americen Award went to Joseph Johnston.
There was also television shout outs to Debby Ryan, Susan Lucci, Wayne Brady, Marie Osmand, Taylor Nicks, Larry King and Joe Mantegna from the Crimal Minds cast
A Hollywood tradition for over 80 years, the 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Pararde was not just about celebrating the Holidays but its about of course giving back and showing homage. With sponsors like Toys for Tots, Tonka, Thomas The Tank Engine, Disneys Lone Ranger, Los Angeles Zoo, Vons Safeway and Wells Fargo Bank.
This two hour parade had all kinds entertainment millions of people have come out to Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the entertainment capital of the worlds annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. This parade has been a holiday celebration in Tinsel Town for over 8 decades.
You can catch the 82nd Christmas Parade premiering as a two hour special December 11th on the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movie Channel December 20th and 24th. The show will be broadcasting throughout the holiday season on more than 350 stations including KTLA in Los Angeles on December 20th from 8-10 p.m.Also it will air to over 1 million American servicemen and women woldwide on American Forces Television Network.
Special thanks to Indi500 for help with the photos