Susan Lucci, Eric Braeden & More Set for the 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade, 11/29
Soap Opera Stars from "All My Children," "The Young and the Restless," "General Hospital" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" will appear in The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade/Live Positively Presented by Coca-Cola in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. The live parade on November 29th will be taped for a national two-hour primetime television event to air twice in December 2009.
Susan Lucci, star of "All My Children," will appear as Grand Marshal of the parade. Stars from the number one daytime show, "The Young and the Restless" who will appear in the parade will include: Eric Braeden, Judith Chapman, Jeanne Cooper, Eileen Davidson, Hayley Erin, Sean Kanan, Kate Linder, Vanessa Marano, Kevin Schmidt and Yvonne Zima. Stars from "General Hospital" who will appear in the parade include: Julie Berman, Carolyn Hennesy (also a Co-Star of "Cougar Town"), John Ingle and Dominic Zamprogna. Stars from the 2009 Emmy Award winning "The Bold and the Beautiful" who will appear in the parade include: Lesley-Anne Down, Jennifer Gareis and Heather Tom.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade, an American tradition, promises to be extra special this year. This is the first time in over 80 years that the parade will air nationally as a two-hour television, primetime event. MyNetworkTV will telecast the parade on December 10, 2009 (with an Encore Presentation airing on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2009). Associated Television International will produce the special.
Eric Estrada and Laura McKenzie will serve at the Parade Broadcast Hosts. Kyle Massey and Christopher Massey will serve as Parade Route Reporters who will interact with parade attendees on camera. The holiday season will be ushered in by a special appearance of Santa Claus.
David McKenzie, President of Associated Television International, said: "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."
As part of the parade, the Coca-Cola Company will have six floats. Each float will have a theme that embodies Coca-Cola's ‘Live Positively' philosophy, which guides the Company's commitment to making positive contributions to its customers, consumers and communities.
This year's parade is produced the Hollywood's Santa Parade LLC. Presenting Sponsors include: Live Positively Coca-Cola, The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International. MyNetworkTV serves as a Media Sponsor. Community Sponsors include: Metro, Laemmle Theatres, 20th Century Fox, Mail by Santa and 93.1 Jack FM.
Reserved Grandstand Seating for The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade/Live Positively Presentedby Coca-Cola are now available for purchase within Associated Television International's "live set" area located on Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Street and Highland Avenue. Tickets are $35 per ticket. Group Discounts are available. To order tickets, please call toll free at 1-866-PARADE1 (1-866-727-2331).
One of the easiest ways to get to the parade is to take Metro. There are two stations located on the parade route, one at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, and another at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. For further information or to plan the best route, use the Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net. For updates and further information about The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade/Live Positively Presented by Coca-Cola, please visit the parade's official website, www.TheHollywoodChristmasParade.com or call 1-866-PARADE1 (1-866-727-2331). Also, visit us on www.Facebook.com and www.Twitter.com.