Hollywood Christmas Parade to usher in holiday season

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Wave Wire Service

HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Christmas Parade, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, will usher in the holiday season Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. on the streets of Hollywood.

Danny Trejo, an actor, author and restaurateur, who has been featured in dozens of movies and TV shows, will serve as grand marshal.

“I’m honored to represent Los Angeles,” Trejo said. “As a kid growing up in the San Fernando Valley, I never would’ve imagined I’d be the grand marshal of the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

“Then and now I still love cruising the streets of Hollywood. What an unbelievable honor.”

Trejo has had featured roles in many movies and television shows, including “Desperado,” “Spy Kids,” “Machete,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Book of Boba Fett.” He is also a New York Times best-selling author of “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood.”

The Hollywood Christmas Parade supports the Marine Toys for Tots campaign, a partnership now its 75th year.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Hollywood Christmas Parade for our 75th anniversary, as it is right here in Los Angeles, where we began our operation years ago,” said Lt. Gen. James B. Laster, president and CEO of Marine Toys for Tots. “Today we are proud to continue our mission of bringing much needed holidays gifts and cheer to those less fortunate.”

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-host Elizabeth Stanton. It features Hollywood celebrities and movie cars, award-wining bands from around the country, equestrian groups, large-than-life character balloons, colorful floats, and humorous specialty acts.

The parade, presented by Associated Television International and the city of Los Angeles, culminates with the appearance of Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season.



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