2023 Hollywood Christmas Parade Green Room

The L. Ron Hubbard Theatre hosted the Hollywood Christmas Parade green room

Hollywood, CA / November 26, 2023

The L. Ron Hubbard Theatre, located in the Author Services, Inc. building in Hollywood, just a block west of the famed Chinese Theatre, has been host to the green room for the Hollywood Christmas Parade for over a decade. The Parade’s 91st anniversary marked its first time celebrating with a war hero as its grand marshal. Presidential Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Paris D. Davis was among the 300 celebrities, musicians, city officials, and special guests who participated in the Parade. The Parade had over 5,000 participants: 90 celebrities─including Paula Abdul, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh, Ernie Hudson, Chris Kattan, Ming-Na Wen, and many more─14 performers, 10 bands, 39 movie cars, 3 floats, and 6 balloons.

President of Author Services, Inc. John Goodwin, stated, “We initially joined in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2008 with the release of the Stories from the Golden Age line of books written by L. Ron Hubbard. A few years later, Associated Television assumed control of the Parade and asked us to host the green room due to our ideal location in the heart of Hollywood.” The green room functions extend from organizing volunteers to assisting on the parade route, building and helping run the red carpet, to servicing all the guests inside Author Services, Inc.

Goodwin continued, “And I want to thank all our community partners and over 200 volunteers who helped make this year’s event so spectacular.” Listed alphabetically, this includes:

  • America Legion Auxiliary
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 88G
  • Cake and Art Bakery
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • El Balcon Bakery
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • In ‘n Out Burger
  • Michoacan Indigenous Group
  • Oaxacan Indigenous Group
  • Paws for Life Dog Rescue
  • Special thanks to Rick Darnell
  • Stunt Kids Association of Hollywood
  • Sweet Lady Jane Bakery
  • US Army Rangers Association
  • The Way to Happiness Foundation

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, created in 1928, is an annual American tradition held on the Sunday after Thanksgiving benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots. The L. Ron Hubbard Theatre provides the kick-off, where celebrity participants enter the Parade and travel the three-mile route along Hollywood Boulevard, down Vine, then back along Sunset Boulevard.

As a special gift to the community, a parade highlights photo album has been created and made available at GalaxyPress.com/Parade.

The Parade will air on the CW on Friday, December 15, at 8:00 PM throughout the US. For more information on the Parade, celebrity participants, etc., visit thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

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