The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade is good free fun and always takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The parade features giant balloons, marching bands, floats, equestrian groups, and of course, Hollywood celebrities. Expect huge crowds and lots of fun.
SAVVY TIP: The best places to park are at Grant Parking lots throughout Hollywood and the Hollywood/Highland shopping complex. (Check with the individual lots for parking fee info.) Go early to avoid the traffic and possible street and ramp closures. Better yet, take the Metro and get off at either the Highland or Vine stops.
WHEN: Sunday after Thanksgiving.
WHERE: Check the official website for updates, but the parade typically starts on Hollywood Blvd at Orange. The U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange.