86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, LA


Affair: 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

When: Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 5PM

Hot Spot: Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
(Starting on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Drive the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine St to Sunset Blvd. and west on Sunset Blvd. back to Orange Drive.)

Deets: The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, announces that Dr. Oz has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s landmark anniversary event. Presented and produced by Associated Television International, the live parade, taped for network television, will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. The parade’s telecast will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton. The event will include live musical performances (to be announced) that will take place on two stages; benefiting The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation.

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW Network on December 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT, repeating on the Hallmark Channel on (date to be announced). The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network. A true Hollywood yearly tradition, the parade attracts more than one million in attendance each year, with larger than life inflatable character balloons and celebrity filled cars making the much heralded trek down the over three mile parade route. 

Says Jim Romanovich, President of Worldwide Media, “Dr. Oz is a foremost daytime television fixture whose multiple Emmy wins and chart topping ratings, in addition to helping millions of people every day deal with life’s challenges, make him the perfect choice to lead the parade as Grand Marshal.”

About Dr. Oz: Dr. Oz has won Nine Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 50 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received numerous patents. He also has a magazine with Hearst “The Good Life”, which was voted the hottest new publication in 2014.

Additional talent for the 86th Hollywood Christmas Parade will be announced.

Who You May Spot: Dr. Oz, 
Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams, Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase. Grandstand tickets for The 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade are SOLD OUT!

- The 2-hour special will air on The CW Network on December 15 at 8PM ET/PT.

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