This year’s 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will follow in the fine tradition of all the previous Hollywood Christmas Parades with an evening celebrating Christmas with noteworthy celebrities and stellar entertainment honoring Hollywood traditions with great family fun! If you care to check out my article from last year, Celebrating The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade: What Did That Look Like!, you’ll see the parade is a big deal and my write up is a fun reflective moment with an extensive photo gallery to enjoy. This year Olivia Newton-John will serve at this year’s Grand Marshal of all the Hollywood Christmas Parade festivities. There will be a host of musicians and entertainers, including Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G, WAR, Eric Benét, Scotty McCreery, The Empty Hearts: a super group with All Star members from Blondie, The Cars, Chesterfield Kings and The Romantics, Julia Ara and the Band Of Merrymakers featuring Mark McGrath and Lisa Loeb. In addition to the musical performances there will be magician Tommy Wind of The CW’s hit primetime television series, “Masters of Illusion,” performing A Holiday Magic Spectacular with Toy Soldiers, Elves and a Holiday Doll. Besides, Parade Grand Marshal Olivia Newton-John, other Former Parade Grand Marshals include, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner, who will attend to receive certificates of recognition from The City of Los Angeles for their career accomplishments. So it’s a big night!
There will be 80 plus celebrities and VIPs attending, 17 Award-Winning Bands From Around The Country, 22 Larger Than Life Inflatable Character Balloons, 6 Equestrian Units, 56 Characters and Novelties, that include 44 Movie Picture Cars supplied by Nate Trumans’ Star Center, 3 Live Performances during the Parade, and 5 floats. Olivia Newton-John will be performing “Xanadu,” and will be covering the Indigo Girls’ “There’s Still My Joy”. Cyndi Lauper will be singing “Hard Candy Christmas”. Kenny G will play “Let It Snow”, WAR will be performing “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”. The Empty Hearts will be singing “It’s Christmas Time”. The Band Of Merrymakers featuring Mark McGrath and Lisa Loeb will be singing “A Very Merry Medley,” and “Must Be Christmas”. This is a package of fun that will delight the kids and engage adults for one sparkly Christmas celebration to be remembered!