The LA You May Not Know: The Hollywood Christmas Parade - NBC Southern California

    The LA You May Not Know: The Hollywood Christmas Parade

    The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a timeless celebration families enjoy in Tinseltown. It’s been a Hollywood tradition since the days of silent pictures. <br><br> Started by a future Los Angeles City Council Supervisor, the Hollywood Christmas Parade showcases Hollywood history, local schools, and TV celebrities (not to mention Saint Nick himself) as it kicks off the gift giving season. After all, the parade was created to attract Christmas shoppers to Hollywood. <br><br> The parade has had an impact in other areas, too. The first year, fir trees were brought in from Big Bear to decorate Hollywood Boulevard. Afterwards, the trees were transplanted onto the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl. It also gave legendary singer-songwriter and actor Gene Autry a hit Christmas song that is still popular today. <br><br> Although it has had some rough sledding, the annual Christmas Parade has rebounded big time in the last 10 years and is once again a popular tradition for families to either attend or watch on TV via a delayed broadcast. <br><br>Join Kelcey Henderson as we look at the pageantry and history of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. <br><br>More information on the parade can be found <a href="http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org/" target="_blank">here</a>. (Published Monday, Dec 11, 2017) The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a timeless celebration families enjoy in Tinseltown. It’s been a Hollywood tradition since the... See More