For the first time in history, an American War Hero, COLONEL PARIS D. DAVIS, a recent recipient of the Medal of Honor, our country’s highest military award presented in The White House by President Joe Biden on March 3, 2023, has been announced as the Grand Marshal of the iconic 91st Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots. Associated Television International in association with The City of Los Angeles will present the parade in the streets of Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. PST. Colonel Davis is also the recipient of many other prestigious awards, including: the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with “V” device, a Purple Heart with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, an Air Medal with “V” device, and a Soldier’s Medal for his heroism in the military.
Colonel Paris D. Davis said, “I am honored and very grateful to be chosen as Grand Marshal of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. I am especially pleased that this wonderful annual tradition raises awareness of the important work that Marine Toys for Tots are doing to bring gifts and holiday cheer to those less fortunate. The parade also brings goodwill to people from all walks of life throughout the world. It’s a good reminder about what America stands for, who we are, and all that we can accomplish when we come together.”
Hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with Special Co-Host Elizabeth Stanton, the parade features Hollywood celebrities and movie cars, award-wining bands from around the country, dazzling equestrians, larger-than-life character balloons, colorful floats, and humorous specialty acts. The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season! To view a sizzle reel of highlights from past Hollywood Christmas Parades, please visit: https://vimeo.com/480561401/6401a3b270
For Parade inquiries, please call the 24/7 Hollywood Christmas Parade Hotline toll free at 1-833-PARADE1 (1-833-727-2331). For updates on this year’s parade, please visit the parade’s official website at www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org
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