Hosts include Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams and special co-host Elizabeth Stanton
Hollywood, CA – Roll out the red carpet! It’s time to party! The Hollywood Christmas Parade is back!!! That’s right, come celebrate with us on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. as an American tradition returns to the streets of Hollywood, CA! Associated Television International, in association with The City of Los Angeles, is proud to announce The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots will be presented live again this holiday season, starting on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Street!
Hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with Special Co-Host Elizabeth Stanton, the parade will feature Hollywood celebrities and movie cars, award-wining bands from around the country, dazzling equestrians, largethan- life character balloons, colorful floats and humorous specialty acts. The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season!
Laura McKenzie, Co-Host and Producer of the Hollywood Christmas Parade said: “Since 1928 the live Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a loved and cherished annual holiday tradition enjoyed by Angelenos, as well as by millions watching the Supporting Marine Toys for Tots televised airings of the parade nationally on The CW Network and internationally on Armed Forces Network around the world. The only exceptions were during World War II from 1942 to 1944 when the parade wasn’t presented, and, of course, last year in 2020, when the parade wasn’t presented due the COVID 19 global pandemic. But this year, in 2021, we’re thrilled to say we’re going to be back live in the streets of Hollywood to celebrate The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with all of you!”
“For almost a century, the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade has been lifting the spirits of Angelenos from all walks of life,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “After a difficult year and a half, I am excited Angelenos will get to enjoy this parade once again.”
Erik Estrada, Co-Host of The Hollywood Christmas Parade said, “It’s time to get this party started again! And we’re going to do it safely for all of you in compliance with whatever CDC rules and regulations are in place at the time of our live parade on Sunday, November 28th. We’ll make mask wearing fashionable and festive, if need be! Please come out and join us for lots of holiday fun and excitement! Once again this year, the parade will be proudly Supporting Marine Toys for Tots, who bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Feliz Navidad!”
“The holidays can be a very trying time for millions of families in need and purchasing gifts for their children is a luxury many cannot afford,” said Lieutenant General James B. Laster, USMC (Retired), President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “The exposure of Toys for Tots to millions of viewers of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, put on by Associated Television International and The City of Los Angeles, greatly expands the reach of our program and brings smiles to the faces of even more children by inspiring action throughout December, a time when we’re often low on donations.”
“The Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the community’s most beloved traditions,” said Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 14th District, who represents Hollywood on the Los Angeles City Council. “It will be great to once again see Hollywood residents and local families enjoying this annual extravaganza. I know many people are looking forward to it!”
Councilmember Nithya Raman, 4th District, City of Los Angeles, said: “Hollywood is not just a destination for tourists from across the world — it’s a local hub of culture, business, and community, defined in part by its rich and lasting traditions. I am honored to be one of the elected officials to represent Hollywood, and thrilled to be able to take part in the iconic Christmas Parade, enjoyed by so many across the city.”
Sheryl Underwood announced as Grand Marshal
SHERYL UNDERWOOD, Comedian, Actress and Host on the Daytime Emmy award-winning CBS hit television show, THE TALK, has been announced as the Grand Marshal of The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots. The parade will be presented live in the streets of Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PST by Associated Television International and The City of Los Angeles.
Sheryl Underwood is a multi-faceted entertainer, businesswoman and civic champion. She is 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (comprised of over 120k women leaders), founder of Pack Rat Foundation for Education; and she is the recipient of the Arch of Triumph Award presented by Johnson C. Smith University, an NAACP Image Award, a People’s Choice Award and is a former member of the Air Force Reserve. She says this regarding her marshalling duties: “I am truly honored to have been chosen as the Grand Marshal for The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots.” She adds, “The pandemic has made it very tough for everybody for over a year and a half. I can’t wait to get out there on the streets of Hollywood to celebrate with all of you, and to help bring awareness to the important work Marine Toys for Tots does to help those less fortunate during the holiday season. Please, be there! I can’t wait to see you!”
Sheryl Underwood joined THE TALK for season two, and is now hosting her 12th season alongside hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales and Jerry O’Connell.
For parade inquiries, please call the 24/7 Hollywood Christmas Parade Hotline toll free at 1-833-PARADE1 (1-833-727-2331).
For updates on this year’s parade, please visit the parade’s official website at www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org
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