Photos: Rolling out the red carpet for 90th anniversary of Hollywood Christmas Parade
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This year, the iconic animated movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” celebrates its 90th anniversary.
And in honor of the holiday, the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Times Travel blog are celebrating. They’re bringing you a look at what makes the Christmas Parade unique.
The 90th edition of the annual holiday parade, which features elaborate floats and marching bands, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary and celebrating it big – with a star-studded lineup in the Parade’s grand finale.
The festivities will begin at the Angel’s Flight in Hollywood at 6 a.m. on Saturday with two special performances by rock band Journey, who will be performing with Santa for the first time. Journey will also perform at several other locations the day of the parade, said Janice Hahn, chief communications and marketing officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Journey is known for their hit songs like “Don’t Stop Believin’, “Man In Motion” and “Don’t Stop Believin’ II.” Each year, the group performs their most iconic songs, and Santa will be in attendance. The band is also well known for their live shows, which include singing and dancing along with the band and Santa.
Journey is the fourth performing band to join the parade this year, following the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Hollywood Bowl Choir. The other bands participating this year include Elton John, Sting, Peter Frampton, the Temptations, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
The parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and will stretch through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The festivities will last until around 6 p.m., then the parade will end and the crowds will head home.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has organized the 90th anniversary parade as a celebration of Christmas, one of his signature holidays. “Each year brings new and beloved traditions and special