This year I am in the Hollywood Christmas Parade and it is a great holiday celebration. The parade is an American tradition and this is the 81st year. I have been in the parade many times. My dear friends Laura McKenzie and Erik Estrada are the hosts of the parade and Joe Mantegna is the Grand Marshal. Many celebrities, bands, floats and giant balloons are on hand to entertain everyone. And, of course Santa Claus makes a special appearance and I was able to get a picture with him!
|The first national telecast of the parade will air on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 10th, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time/Pacific Standard Time) and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), followed by another national telecast on the Hallmark Movie Channel on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time/Pacific Standard Time) and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time).Locally in Los Angeles, CA, the parade will be aired on KTLA-TV (Channel 5) from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Friday, December 14th, 2012.
Thereafter, the parade also scheduled to air on additional days and times throughout the holiday season on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel and in syndicationacross the country. For exact air dates and times, please check local television listings. The parade will also be telecast via the Armed Forces Network to servicemen stationed at U.S. bases around the world.