City officials warned motorists that Sunday’s Hollywood Christmas Parade will prompt a series of street closures and parking restrictions in Tinseltown.
The 85th annual parade, featuring grand marshal Olivia Newton-John, is scheduled for 6 p.m., with a pre-parade concert set for 5 p.m., and red-carpet arrivals at 4 p.m.
It will travel on a 3.2-mile route starting at Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard, east on Hollywood, then south on Vine Street and west on Sunset Boulevard back to Orange.
According to the city Department of Transportation, the city will strictly enforce no-parking policies for the parade, including the citing and impounding of parked vehicles on restricted streets. Impounded vehicles will be towed to the Official Police Garage at Hollywood Tow, 1015 N. Mansfield Ave. Information on recovering vehicles is available online at www.opglaviic.com, or by calling 311 or Hollywood Tow at (323) 466-8583.
Parade-goers are being urged to use public transit. Information is available by calling Metro at (323) GO-METRO or visit www.metro.net.
The following street restrictions will be in place for the parade: Tow-Away No Stopping, through 6 a.m. Monday:
— Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue & Orange Drive
— Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard & Hawthorn Avenue Tow-Away No Stopping, 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday:
— Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue & Orange Drive Tow-Away No Stopping, 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday:
— Cherokee Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard & Selma Avenue
— Hawthorn Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Highland Avenue
— Sunset Boulevard between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue
— De Longpre Avenue between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue
— Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue
— Lanewood Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Orange Drive
— El Cerrito Place between Franklin Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard
— Sycamore Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Hawthorn Avenue
— Sycamore Avenue between Sunset Boulevard & Fountain Avenue
— Orange Drive between Franklin Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard
— Orange Drive between Hawthorn Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard
— Mansfield Avenue between De Longpre Avenue & Fountain Avenue Tow-Away No Stopping, 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday:
— Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue & Vine Street
— Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard & Sunset Boulevard
— Sunset Boulevard between Vine Street & Highland Avenue
— Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Highland Avenue
— Santa Monica Blvd between La Brea Avenue & Gower Street
— Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Sunset Boulevard
— La Brea Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Fountain Avenue
— Cahuenga Boulevard between Yucca Street & Hollywood Boulevard (West side of street only)
— Yucca Street between Gower Street & Argyle Street (North side of street only) Hollywood (101) Freeway:
— Northbound and southbound off-ramps of Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue will all be closed from 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday.