The City of Los Angeles announced that Disney Channel's Demi Lovato will headline the Hollywood Santa Parade and Winterfest on November 30th!

Actress and singer Demi Lovato, who also co-stared with the Jonas Brothers in Disney's Camp Rock, will help kick off the holiday season with the festivities taking place at their new location at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

According to the official press release, the Hollywood Santa Parade will take place in conjunction with Winterfest, “an all-day street festival that will include an entertainment stage where families can enjoy live performances throughout the day plus an exclusive Radio Disney concert.”

This fun-filled day called Hollywood Holiday, will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday after Thanksgiving. The parade will roll down Hollywood Blvd. at 5 p.m. and will feature marching bands, floats and Santa Claus himself.

City Council President Eric Garcetti said, “We are very pleased to announce we are working with Radio Disney and the participation of some of today's hottest young talents like Demi Lovato. It's going to be a great way to start the holiday season”.

Whether other Disney personalities will be joining the parade is uncertain, but I would anticipate the announcement of a special guest as Grand Marshal keeping with the theme of this spectacular procession. 

As I mentioned in an earlier post, several organizations are collaborating to continue with this long-standing tradition: Hollywood's Santa Parade, LLC, Radio Disney, Lift Up America, and The Hollywood Youth Foundation. Winterfest still has sponsorship opportunities for the event. Click on the banner for more information.

If you’re thinking about watching the parade at Hollywood and Highland, here are some useful tips to help you plan a memorable day:

* Grandstand seats are available for $35. Ticket information is available  by calling (866) PARADE1, or logging on to

* Parking is available at the Hollywood and Highland complex.

* Get there early and dress warmly, evenings tend to get chilly.

* For the truly star struck, don't forget your camera!

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