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Come see the Hollywood Christmas Parade!

Are you spending Thanksgiving in hotels near Hollywood Blvd.? If so, be sure to check out the Hollywood Christmas ParadeHollywood Christmas Parade traveling along Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard this weekend! Hosted by Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie, come celebrate the 81st Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade!

The parade starts at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange, traveling east to Vine St. south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset back to Orange.

This year’s Grand Marshall is Joe Mantegna, American actor, producer, writer director and voice actor best known for the TV series “Criminal Minds.” Parade co-host Laura McKenzie is a television travel expert known nationally. She has won several Telly Awards, Davie Awards and more. She co-hosted “American Adventurer” for 10 years with parade co-host Erik Estrada. He starred as Officer Frank Poncherello in the television series “CHiPs”. He is a great supporter of police officers as a sworn deputy in Virginia.

Some of the float hosts in this year’s parade include Coca-Cola, City Sights L.A., Wells Fargo and the U.S. Air Force. Coca-Cola will sponsor Santa’s float in to inspire us to carry out small but valuable actions to improve the world. The Wells Fargo Stagecoach is a symbol of American spirit at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Express trains in the last century unofficially made Wells Fargo “the Modern Santa Claus” by sending presents to good boys and girls. The U.S. Air Force F-22 and F-16 mini-jets will also be part of the parade to benefit children with down syndrome, cancer, autism, diabetes and other disabilities.

You can view the parade in comfort from reserved grandstand seating. Grandstand seats are located on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard at the start of the parade. Santa’s favorite package includes one Grandstand ticket, one ticket to Madam Tussand’s Hollywood, a meal at Hard Rock Café Hollywood and one ticket to Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Hollywood for $97 per ticket. A standard Grandstand seat is $35 per ticket. For tickets call 1-866-PARADE1.

For more information on the parade, visit www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com. Join us and welcome in the holiday season this weekend!

Go Green at the Los Angeles Green Festival!

If you are staying in hotels near Hollywood Blvd. this weekend, you might be attending the Green Festival Los Angeles Green Festivalat the Los Angeles Convention Center. If not, why not take a day to see how you can live more sustainably?

Over 125 visionary speakers and experts will be present all weekend at Green Festival Los Angeles. At the Main Stage, you’ll be able to meet and listen to keynote speakers, world renowned authors, public figures, activists, social justice leaders and cultural icons. On the Green Living Stage, learn how to reduce your carbon footprint with tips and innovations you can use to change your life today.

On the Community Action Stage, you can get educated on local issues in Los Angeles as well as research green jobs. At the Green Business Stage, you can network with other green entrepreneurs or look for resources to start your own green business. If you have kids, bring them to the Green Kids Zone to learn about the natural world through crafts, games, music and storytelling. You can also take yoga lessons, watch green cinema and discover health food at the Green Festival!

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. A weekend pass is $15 online or $25 at the door, and includes tickets and a $5 GF bucks to spend at the event. A Festival Fan pass is $49 online and $65 at the door including two all access passes for 2 days, $10 GF bucks, 2 recycled fiber t-shirts and 2 drinks from the beer and wine garden or café. A Green Ambassador Pass is $65 online and includes access to Hub LA Lounge and special programming along with a ticket to the Ambassador party Saturday night at Hub LA. Discounts are available for students and seniors. Free entry is provided for youth 18 and under, bicyclists using bike valet and Metro users.

Have a great weekend at the Green Festival!

Event Details

Dates: November 17-18, 2012

Times: Saturday 10am-7pm &

Sunday 11am to 6pm

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: $10-$65 per person

For more information, please visit www.greenfestivals.org/la.

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