soap stars at 2018 Hollywood Christmas Parade
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Daytime actors take part in annual holiday celebration.

Updated November 26: For those who weren’t able to attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, has some photos from the event featuring soap opera stars. Those photographed in attendance include Bold and the Beautiful’s Annika Noelle (Hope), Karla Mosley (Maya), Kiara Barnes (Zoe) and Adain Bradley (Xander), Days of our Lives’ Deidre Hall (Marlena), Thaao Penghlis (Andre) and Lauren Koslow (Kate), General Hospital’s John J. York (Mac), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Jacqueline Zeman (Bobbie) and Ian Buchanan (Duke), and Young and the Restless’ Alice Hunter (Kerry), Kate Linder (Esther) and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey). Take a look at the various photos from the annual event through the gallery below…

On November 6, we reported the details for this year’s 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade have been announced and has some dates for readers to note. As with each year, the event will benefit The Marines Toys for Tots Foundation and will be filmed live in Hollywood, California on Sunday November 25 from 5:00 PM to 9:15 PM. It will then air nationwide on Friday December 14 at 8:00 PM on the CW network during a two-hour special. Over a million American servicemen and women will also be able to watch the parade worldwide on American Forces Network. Presented and produced by The Associated Television International, Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O’Dell has been named the Grand Marshal with Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams, Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton returning to share hosting duties.

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Soap opera actors scheduled to appear in the parade include Bold and the Beautiful’s Kiara Barnes (Zoe), Karla Mosley (Maya), Annika Noelle (Hope), Adain Bradley (Xander), Sean Kanan (Deacon) and Ian Buchanan (James), Days of our Lives’ actors yet to be announced, General Hospital’s Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), John J. York (Mac) and Tristan Rogers (Robert) and The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther). Stay tuned as more soap stars are added.

Artists set to perform are Ashanti, Clare Dunn, The Band of Merrymakers, The Tearaways, David Archuleta, Ruben Studdard, Elliott Yamin, Blake Lewis, Kimberly Caldwell, Mikalah Gordon, Julia Ara and more. Telecast only performances are Donny and Marie Osmond, The Beach Boys, Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis. Also included in the parade will be a special tribute for Toys for Tots from Ludacris and a magical presentation by stars of CW’s hit series Masters of Illusion.

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Those who plan to attend the parade will be interested to note that the festivities will start at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive then will head east to Vine, south on Vine on to Sunset Boulevard then west on Sunset Boulevard and will track back to Orange Avenue. Grandstand tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000.