Congratulation to Clay Aiken! It was announced on Monday that Clay will be a featured performer in the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Touted as the largest Christmas celebration in America, the musical performers will be featured on two stages during the parade and telecast on national TV.
The parade will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 29th. At 5:00pm, a mini concert will precede the parade which starts at 6:pm. Magicians, Penn & Teller, will be the Grand Marshals for the parade.
Clay will be joined with some favorite American Idols. Listed on Monday were Taylor Hicks, Daughtry, Diana Degarmo, Candice Glover, Ace Young, and Ruben Studdard. I would imagine they will enjoy working together.
On Friday, December 11th, the Hollywood Christmas Parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW Network. It will also be presented on the Hallmark Channel on December 19th.
According to BroadwayWorld.com:
A true Hollywood tradition, this year’s parade includes over 4,000 participants and 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.
It certainly sounds like lots of fun and a good way to start the holiday season. If you plan on attending the parade, you can purchase reserved seating at Ticketmaster.
Be sure and read the nice bio of Clay Aiken at the Hollywood Christmas Parade website. Click on PARADE
This certainly isn’t the first parade that Clay has participated in. The following pictures show us a few of the parades!
I hope that there will be lots of pictures, videos, and news about Clay as he participates in The Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Is anyone planning to go?