The Hollywood Christmas Parade with Tequila Mockingbird

Grand Marshall Danny Trejo and Tequila Mockingbird at Hollywood Christmas Parade. Photo by Karin Lindberg Freda.

2022 marks the historic 90th anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Once again, the sleepy town of Hollywood awakens for the glitzy event. Established in 1928, the parade is a staple of the Los Angeles scene, celebrating its stars, soap opera celebrities, the mayor, and other dignitaries. This year, the Grand Marshal is Danny Trejo, movie star, vegetarian, friend of animals, taco gourmet, and entrepreneur. Danny was in good spirits as the preparations began. He was joined on the red carpet by many local celebrities, and divas. We spotted Daniel Roebuck, a character actor that you may remember from A River’s Edge, who is currently appearing in the Munsters. There was also a surprise appearance by Danny Trejo’s talented son Gilbert Trejo, who recently directed “Alphabetland” for the band X.

Hollywood Christmas Parade. Photo by Karin Lindberg Freda

There were many amazing floats sponsored by organizations like the Marine’s Toys for Tots, Family Film Awards, Pop Star Events and the L. Ron Hubbard Theater. My favorite entry was from the Dinosaurs in the Valley, who brought incredible dinosaurs to walk the red carpet. And you know what? Real dinosaurs used to roam that very area.

The live parade is produced by Associated Television International and presented in association with the city of Los Angeles. The media sponsors this year were CW Network KTLA channel 5 KOST 103.5 FM and Popstar Magazine. The parade will be airing on Christmas day on the CW.

All Photos and video by Karin Lindberg Freda.

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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