For all star gazers, its time to get star struck once again this year in the 3.2 mile Hollywood Christmas parade on Sunday, November 26, 2006 on Hollywood boulevard at 5:00 p. m. This famous event first began in 1928 to attract shoppers to the Hollywood boulevard during the holiday season. The parade consisted of a reindeer pulling a wagon carrying Santa Claus and actress Jeanette Loff down the beautifully decorated boulevard. This parade was originally called 'The Santa Claus lane parade' and that inspired singer Gene Autry to come up with the lines, "Here comes Santa Claus.." for this parade.
Last year, the prestigious title of the Grand Marshall was bagged by L.A' s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Any guesses, who will be donning the mantle this year?
The parade is one of those rare opportunities when crazy fans get to watch their favorite movie stars riding in open convertibles and other glitzy cars followed by dozens of marching bands, equestrian units, parade floats and famous cartoon characters at close quarters.
With Hollywood stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessica Simpson, Will Smith, David Hasselhoff and veteran actors like Dennis Hopper gracing the occasion in the past few years, this parade has fast turned into the most happening spots in town to be seen in. Who knows, your dream to be on television might just come true this year with cameras clicking away in all directions and media channels broadcasting this major event on a robust scale.