The famous Wells Fargo stagecoach returns to the Hollywood Christmas Parade this holiday season, with the ribbons being handled by George Lane. In the days before trains or even automobiles, stagecoaches connected California towns in all seasons, winter and summer. Packages, gold, and valuables rode the stage in Wells Fargo’s treasure box, prompting one newspaper to report at Christmas time that “Santa Claus travels by stage this year!”
VONS is proud to be a partner of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. When you’re stocking up on game time snacks or getting all the fixin’s for your holiday celebrations, find everything you need at VONS and Pavilions.
Tonka joined forces with some of the most influential companies and manufacturers in the vehicle industry to create the ultimate, larger than life Tonka Truck! Appropriately named the “Tonka T-Rex”, in part because of its sheer size and dominating appearance, this custom truck stands 12ft high when fully lifted and weighs an astonishing 10,000 pounds. This Tonka Truck is the true brand ambassador! Come early to the parade with your family and see the “Tonka T-Rex” up close! Receive Tonka Activity Books and Stickers! www.facebook.com/tonka
Since her creation in 1921, Betty Crocker has enjoyed a distinguished history as a multimedia superstar. Featured in radio, TV, print, and now online, this cultural icon has rightfully earned her reputation as the “Original First Lady of Food.” Minneapolis is the home of the Betty Crocker Kitchens, where a team of culinary experts develop food ideas that combine trends with consumer needs. This year, Betty Crocker® has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to encourage holiday party hosts and goers to give back, and bake to make a merry difference. Now through December 27, individuals can register to host their Toys for Tots Cookie Exchange at www.toysfortots.org/cookie.
JustFoodForDogs is bringing some adorable adoptable dogs to this year’s parade. The JustFoodForDogs company started with the single goal of increasing the quality and length of life for as many dogs as possible through a nutritionally balanced, whole food diet. They welcome you to bring your dog and visit their kitchens in West Hollywood or Newport Beach, where you will see food and treats being made by hand in small batches using 100% USDA ingredients.
L. Ron Hubbard’s tales written during America’s golden age of storytelling have something for every taste, every reader. They will take you to a time when fiction was good clean entertainment and the most fun a kid could have on a rainy afternoon or the best thing an adult could enjoy after a long day at work. Pick up an adventure, mystery, western, science fiction or a fantasy tale and discover for yourself “Stories from the Golden Age” – Where Adventure Comes to Life!
The March Total Force Honor Guard is from March ARB, CA. They represent the 452nd AMW; 163rd Reconnaissance Wing; and the 412th Test Wing. The 20 member unit’s primary mission is to perform military funeral honors for our veterans.
The team present, and post the colors at many southern California community events throughout the year.
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Come celebrate the holiday season with some quality family time at the Zoo. With a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 species, many of which are rare or endangered, you are sure to discover something new and exciting every time you visit the L.A. Zoo. Say hello to our new Okapi baby; make a reservation to feed Randa, our beloved Indian Rhino; or soar like a condor in the California Condor Rescue zone, an indoor, interactive play zone. Located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Open every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.lazoo.org
Come see your favorite cars from your favorite TV shows and movies in the parade!
Star Car Central is a Hollywood based TV and Movie car group of owners/builders of famous vehicles! No hiding behind velvet ropes, they are all about street legal dream machines! Check out their current line up, visit the many links to learn more about the originals and replicas!
Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car has an unparalleled variety of luxury and exotic vehicles loaned to the parade, watch for these beauties.
Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car has the latest models of the most sought-after automobile brands in the world. Click on the link below to book your unforgettable experience – and travel in unrivaled luxury. The link provides a 20% discount. http://www.bhrentacar.com/r/XMASPAR/rental_cars/Luxury.html
Watch This Season’s Best New Holiday Movie “Christmas in Hollywood”. A sure way to renew the true spirit of Christmas. Starring 12 year old recording sensation Jiang Zi Long, recording artist Bertie Higgins of “Key Largo,” fame and Paul Revere and the Raiders lead vocalist / actor / director Darren Dowler. A movie that will make you laugh, cry and get into the Christmas sprit. Family entertainment and more a movie that speaks to the heart. Watch the trailer