LOS ANGELES, CA (October 29, 2014) – The 83RD Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, presented and produced by Associated Television International, announces the line-up of legendary, award-winning artists for this year’s musical performances. The parade will be hosted by popular TV personalities Dean Cain, Laura McKenzie, Erik Estrada, and Montel Williams.
The high-energy live event packed with performances will kick off with the arrival of top film, television and musical talent as they appear on the world’s longest parade red carpet. Featured artists this year will include legendary Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning artist and Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends Earth, Wind & Fire; Grammy award winning artist Estelle; Australian Idol’s Guy Sebastian; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame honorees HEART; platinum recording artist Jesse McCartney; Pop/Rock sensations R5; American rock icon Richie Sambora with powerhouse Australian guitarist Orianthi; Acclaimed
singer/songwriter/actress/producer and Hollywood, California native Rita Wilson; and Billboard chart topping artist Taylor Dayne.
Artists will thrill live fans with performances on two elevated stages front-and-center in the heart of Hollywood Boulevard for an unforgettable experience for the excited spectators, as well as broadcast viewers nationwide.
A true Hollywood tradition for over 80 years, the parade attracts over 1 million in attendance each year with larger than life inflatable character balloons and celebrity filled cars making the much heralded trek down the over 3 mile parade route. The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade is a nationwide primetime television event, premiering as a two-hour special December 10th at 4:00 p.m. on Hallmark Channel with an additional run on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on December 19th at 5:00 p.m. The show will also be broadcast throughout the month of December on more than 350 stations including KTLA in Los Angeles on December 19th at 8:00 p.m. The parade will also air to over 1 million American servicemen and women worldwide on Armed Forces Network.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade route will start on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Drive, travel east to Vine Street, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange. For more information, please visit http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org/.