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Hollywood Christmas Parade Hotel

As the holiday season approaches, Los Angeles is readying for one of its truly beloved long-running celebrations—and you should be thinking about heading for the Hotel Amarano to take part!

The Hollywood Christmas Parade launches the Yuletide stretch each and every year on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. This year’s merry procession takes place on November 26, so book your boutique accommodations at the Hotel Amarano—just a hop, skip, and a jump from the parade route—and come watch the spectacle!

The 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Hollywood Christmas Lane has been a Tinseltown tradition since the 1920s, when Hollywood Boulevard turned into “Santa Claus Lane” and the big man in the red suit himself paid a visit.

Kris Kringle’s still part of the Hollywood Christmas Parade proceedings, of course, but he’s not the only draw. The event comes bobbing with giant balloons—the Gingerbread Man, Garfield, Gumby, the Toy Soldier, and others—and grooving to a slew of musical performers, including top-grade marching bands from the LA area and all over the country. From the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit to the Renaissance-garbed horses and riders of Majestic Acres, some noble steeds will join the cavalcade.

Given the whole Hollywood setting, it’s no surprise some big-name celebrities traditionally take part in the Christmas Parade fun. The role of Grand Marshal invariably falls to a major star or starlet: from Gene Autry, Bob Hope, and Charlton Heston to Magic Johnson, Buzz Aldrin, and Olivia Newton-John (who held the title last year).

The 2017 Grand Marshal is Dr. (Mehmet) Oz, who’s added nine Daytime Emmys to an illustrious C.V. that includes directorship of New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Complementary Medicine Program and serving as a professor in Columbia University’s Department of Surgery.

Parade Details                                   

A concert kicks things off Sunday, November 26 at 5 PM, with the Hollywood Christmas Parade proper following up at 6 o’clock.

The parade begins at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, proceeds east on Hollywood to Vine, follows that to Sunset Boulevard, and marches westward back to Orange.

Stay at the Hotel Amarano for the 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade

With boutique digs in downtown Burbank at the Hotel Amarano, you’re only a few miles north of the Hollywood Christmas Parade route. That means you get to enjoy all the pomp and circumstance—and maybe shout your Christmas wish list at Santa Claus himself—while soaking up the ultra-chic luxury of our hotel in the heart of the Entertainment Capital of the World!

Lock down your November 26 accommodations today, and get ready to celebrate the holiday season in style at the 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade!

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