Soap Stars in Hollywood Christmas Parade 2019
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Soap opera actors on floats for festive holiday event.
Each year soap opera stars from Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless join together to take part in the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. In its 88th year, again the event will help raise money for Toys for Tots, a program led by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks and delivers toys to children whose parents can’t afford to purchase Christmas gifts for their little ones. Soaps.com has details for the parade, which will tape live on Sunday December 1 beginning at 5:00 PM and be televised nationwide on The CW network on Friday December 13 at 8:00 PM. So far, soap opera actors scheduled to appear in the parade include Bold and the Beautiful’s Patrika Darbo (Shirley Spectra; Days’ Nancy Wesley), Ian Buchanan (James Warwick) and Lorenzo Lamas (Hector Ramírez), Days of our Lives’ Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kyle Lowder (Rex Brady) and Judi Evans (Adrianne Kiriakis), General Hospital’s Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio), Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine), Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) and The Young and the Restless’ Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), Josie Davis (Grace Turner) and Sean Carrigan (Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn), along with Kate Linder (Esther Valentine).
Access Hollywood host and Bold and the Beautiful alum Mario Lopez (Dr. Christian Ramírez) announced on November 6 that he and his family would be the Grand Marshal for the parade. Once again, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams, Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton will be in attendance as co-hosts.
Best known as the lead singer of the 80s glam metal band Poison, Bret Michaels will receive the Humanitarian Of The Year Award and will perform a few of his songs as well. Other artists scheduled to perform include Shawn Wayans and The Boo Crew, Dionne Warwick, Band of MerryMakers, Jesse & Joy, Farrell Dillon, Brandon Jenner, AshenMoon, Mikalah Gordon, Brandon Rogers, Mai Wynn, Shelea, James Maslow, Phil Vassar, Ace Young and Diana and David Archuleta.
Tickets for grandstand seating are available now through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000. The grandstand seats are positioned on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard from the start of the parade and ensure spectators and their families will not have to stand curbside to watch the festivities. There are also Platinum Star VIP seats and Golden Garland seats available, as well as group rates. For pricing and details call 1-866-727-2331.