The Hollywood Christmas Parade is Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. Nancy O’Dell is the parade's grand marshal this year, which benefits the Toys for Tots program.
Back in the late 1920s, Hollywood merchants got together and converted a one-mile section of Hollywood Boulevard into Santa Claus Lane, including a small parade featuring Santa himself. The parade grew and became a major Los Angeles holiday event. In 1978, the parade was renamed the Hollywood Christmas Parade.
More information is at the Hollywood Christmas Parade website.
This post was originally published on Nov. 29, 2013.