The 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, titled “The Magic of Christmas,” will be held today, Nov. 29 starting at 6 p.m.
But, for many people, 5:00p.m. is more exciting…Clay Aiken will be part of the pre-parade concert. The event will feature Clay, India.Arie, Taylor Hicks, Alexander Jean featuring B.C. Jean and Mark Ballas, Sean Kingston, Heather Russell, Ruben Studdard, and Ace Young.
The parade will be shown as a two-hour special on the CW Network on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. It will also air multiple times beginning Dec. 19 on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel. The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network.
Organizers are predicting that as many as one million people may be on the streets of Hollywood for the parade. Yikes…what will the traffic be like? Fortunately, the organization has a great plan to get cars around the streets and freeways.
A short, fun fact:
When 1946 Grand Marshal Gene Autry heard children chanting “Here comes Santa Claus,” it inspired him to co-write the classic song “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane).”
I hope there are lots of pictures and videos of the parade and the mini-concert before the parade. I wonder what Clay will sing?
I always enjoy Clay Aiken and the Holidays!!
The Third Rail posted the following announcement on Facebook and twitter:
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It looks like this is a re-run of the October 18th show. I still plan on watching.
I hope Clay has fun at the pre-concert and the parade.
What a fun way to start the holiday season!!