The 2009 HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE was held live in Hollywood, CA from 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 29, 2009. Fox TV 11 reports on their website http://www.myfoxla.com that Tens of thousands turned out to watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday night. After the Christmas Parade the is when the Christmas spirit is official in Hollywood.
“The Parade God’s were shining upon us with great weather. The Parade ran the smoothest it has run in years. It was an absolute delight!” Said William Lomas, President of the Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC, producer of the Parade.
“The City of Los Angeles is proud to be one of the Presenting Sponsors of this Hollywood tradition,” Said Council President Eric Garcetti, who represents Hollywood Boulevard where the parade took place. He concluded “It’s great to be able to bring this free, family event to Hollywood Boulevard and to have the opportunity to show off the new revitalized Hollywood to the rest of the country.”
Per STEVE MOYER public relations firm for the event stated that This year’s parade featured 125 celebrities and VIPS; 14 award-winning bands, including three from outside the state of California; 8 Equestrian Units, 3 Specialty Characters, 10 Floats and 8 Giant Balloons. Santa Claus made a special appearance.
The Award winning bands the participated in the 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade were Banning High School Mighty Marching Pilots Band(from Wilmington, CA); Frank Scott Bunnell High School Marching Band (from Stratford, CT); Concord High School Minuteman Marching Band and Auxiliary Units (from Concord, CA); Dana Middle School Marching Band (from San Pedro, CA); Greenwood Marching Woodmen Band (from Greenwood, IN); Hollywood High School Band (from Hollywood, CA); Idaho All Star Marching Band (from Boise, ID); Long Beach Junior Concert Band(from Long Beach, CA); Porterville High School Panther Band (from Porterville, CA); Santa Ana Winds Youth Band (from Santa Ana, CA); and Shawnee Mission Northwest Marching Cougar Pride Band (from Shawnee, KS).
The Parade will air nationally on MyNetworkTV on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Local Time)/7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Central Avenue). An Encore Presentation of the event is set to air on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2009 at 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Local Time) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Central Time).
“Proceeds from the telecasts of the parade will benefit this year’s official charity, Feed The Children, a nonprofit relief organization which delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. We are happy to do our part to help those in need.” Said David McKenzie, President of Associated Television International.
Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie serve as the Broadcast Hosts for the Parade, while Kyle Massey and Christopher Massey serve as Roving Reporters.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade started from Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard, traveling East on Hollywood Boulevard turning South onto Vine Street, and then traveling West onto Sunset Boulevard back to Orange Street.
The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade/Live Positively was Presented by Coca-Cola, The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International. The event was produced by Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC in association with the City of Los Angeles.
For more information about The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade/Live Positively Presented by Coca-Cola, please visit the parade’s official website, http://www.TheHollywoodChristmasParade.com.
The Arrival of Santa Claus – Photo is courtesy of Steve Moyer. (C) 2009 By Steve Moyer Public Relations. All Rights Are Reserved.
Editor Note: We would like to give special thanks to STEVE MOYER of Steve Moyer Public Relations staff for the updated press release and for sending pictures to post with story. Also to The Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC staff. You Tube Video courtesy of keithkmj. Photos and You Tube Video are copyrighted by each creator/author.