Hollywood Christmas Parade Is Set for Sunday, So Plan for Road Closures - NBC Southern California

Hollywood Christmas Parade Is Set for Sunday, So Plan for Road Closures

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Santa Claus appears at the 73rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 28, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    The 87th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will make its way through Tinseltown on Sunday, ringing in the holiday season but also bringing with it an array of street restrictions.

    People planning to attend the parade -- which begins with a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday followed by the procession at 6 p.m. -- are being urged to take public transportation to get into Hollywood, given the large crowds and likely shortage of parking.

    Some street closures will begin as early as Saturday morning, so getting in and around Hollywood will be a challenge for motorists whether they are going to the parade or not.

    Parking restrictions will be tightly enforced, with vehicles being cited or impounded. Vehicles that are impounded will be taken to the tow yard at 1015 N. Mansfield Ave.

    The parade, with grand marshal Nancy O'Dell, will travel on a 3.2-mile route beginning at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, moving east on Hollywood, south on Vine Street and west on Sunset Boulevard back to Orange.

    A rundown of street closures/restrictions follows.

    Beginning at midnight Saturday morning and continuing through 6 a.m.

    Monday:

       -- Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive

       -- Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard and Hawthorn Avenue

       -- Sycamore Avenue between Hollywood and midway to Franklin Avenue

    From 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday:

       -- Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Orange Drive

    From 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday:

       -- Cherokee Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue

       -- Hawthorn Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Highland Avenue

       -- Sunset Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue

       -- De Longpre Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue

       -- Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue

       -- Lanewood Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Orange Drive

       -- El Cerrito Place between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard

       -- Sycamore Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Fountain Avenue

       -- Sycamore Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Hawthorn Avenue

       -- Orange Drive between Franklin Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard

       -- Mansfield Avenue between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue

    From 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday:

       -- Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Vine Street

       -- Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard

       -- Sunset Boulevard between Vine Street and Highland Avenue

       -- Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Highland Avenue

       -- Santa Monica Boulevard between the West Hollywood city limit and Gower Street

       -- Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard

       -- La Brea Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Fountain Avenue

       -- Cahuenga Boulevard between Yucca Street and Hollywood Boulevard (West side of street only)

       -- Yucca Street between Gower Street and Argyle Street (North side of street only)

    Hollywood (101) Freeway:

       -- Northbound and southbound off-ramps of Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue will all be closed from 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

    The parade -- presented by Associated Television International in association with The City of Los Angeles -- will take place on Sunday, starting at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Avenue.

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