Clay Aiken, India.Arie and Taylor Hicks are among the musical acts scheduled to perform during the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, organizers announced Monday.
Also among those slated to perform on two stages during the parade are Daughtry, Kat Graham, Candice Glover, Sean Kingston, Heather Russell, Ruben Studdard and Ace Young. The event will also feature a performance by Band of Merrymakers, featuring Mark McGrath, Natasha Bedingfield, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra and Sam Hollander.
The parade will also feature a “Magic of Christmas” segment with magicians from the TV series “Masters of Illusion.” The segment dove-tails with this year’s grand marshals — magicians Penn and Teller.
Also included in the event will be a salute to American soap operas, with appearaces by Rick Hearst, Emme Rylan and Bradford Anderson of “General Hospital”; Tristan Rogers, Kate Linder, Bryton James and Christel Khalil of “The Young & The Restless”; Scott Clifton and Jacqueline Macinnes Wood of “The Bold & The Beautiful”; and Martha Madison, Deidre Hall and Galen Gering of “Days of Our Lives.”
The parade will make its way down Hollywood Boulevard on Nov. 29, starting at 5 p.m. The annual Christmas event also will be nationally televised on CW Network channels as a two-hour special airing on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Pacific and Eastern times. Subsequent airings will begin Dec. 19 on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.
Co-hosting duties for the parade will be shared by actors and television personalities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams.
— Wire reports
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