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.
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.